Who can forget the awesomeness that was being a kid in the 90s!
I've had a look at the lame excuse for game shows they have on TV today aimed at kids.
Nothing compares to those from the 90s. Especially those on KTV's Saturday Power Edition.
I fondly remember waiting each Saturday morning to see if I would be the lucky caller who gets to direct Sonic around with my voice. It still astounded me how you could control him with your voice. Small things like that which would just amaze a kid. Kid's these days wouldn't believe us if you had to tell him you can win the best Home Console and a bunch of games, just for shouting into the phone, that is, if you were lucky enough to be chosen.
Sometimes you could clearly see that Sonic wasn't doing exactly the same as the kid was instructing. But who cared, it was a video game, on TV, still a rarety these days, and you could win a Mega Drive!
Imagine them having that today, win a XBOX 360 and a bunch of games just for giving directions to someone who is controlling a Gears character in Horde mode :-) Get a game for each round survived, and if you make it to round 3, you get a XBOX! "Forward Forward Forward GRENADE"
Another fond Power Edition memory was Reggie's Rush. Remember how I'd be sitting there in front of our TV shouting at the boy who just ran down the girl's toys aisle, just to get his sister a Barbie and a Pink Umbrella. "What are you doing, the Sega is at the front of the shop! RUN RUN RUN. 10 Seconds left and you still don't have a Mega Drive!!!"
Then next thing you see if him running with his bag to the Sega Cabinet and without even stopping to choose, just drag about 20 games into the bag. "That's better."
Then I just realised why he did take a Barbie for his sister. It's so that he can say 5 years down the line. "Remember that time I sacrificed Lego and Hot Wheels just to get you a Barbie."
Don't know how many times I must have filled in the entry form at our Reggies.... Luck was never on my side with game shows.
Last game show I remember was Simba Surprise. Where some poor guy in a scary looking Simba outfit would show up at your school with a way to excited KTV presenter to give you junk food in front of all your classmates. 6 Bags of chips, and there's 30 kids in the class. Thanks KTV, couldn't you have asked me to come outside rather, now 11 year old me has to share all my junk food. Thanks....
Would be so funny when they'd ask the easiest questions, and the kids wouldn't know the answers. Like, "How many power rangers are there?" If you're 8 -13 years old, how do you not know that one?
Or what letter is in Widget's Tail? (Who here remembers Widget? Days when cartoons actually had a moral behind each episode or show.)
Okay, getting off topic a bit now, but just wanted to say, 90s Kids Game Shows RULED!!!