70 PRINT “Metal Gear Solid” (one of my top games ever!)
80 PRINT “Xexyz”
90 PRINT “Vigilante 8”
100 PRINT “Spot (NES Puzzle game featuring the 7-Up Cool Spot)”
Some of these games I know I could find and play if I tried hard enough. But Spot is probably lost forever apart from emulation. I played Ghostbusters 2 and Airwolf for hours as a kid…I probably shouldn’t have. But I sort of miss them. I have never to this day beaten Mega Man 2…We have a copy for PS2…It isn’t quite the same as playing it on a NES…having to remember the passwords and cracking the little codes. I also never beat Batman…I made it to the Joker at the end TWICE…But he killed me both times. Hot Wheels was one that I loved because of all of the stunts. Vigilante 8 was BOSS!
Why would I call m top ten list something so strange?
If you were a real nerd, then you would know that in BASIC computer programming and its relatives, you often number the lines of code…usually starting with a number ten, and then skipping by 10s to 20, 30, etc. And about the simplest thing you can do is make the computer say something, really just about anything. In BASIC the code would be
10 PRINT “The SpartanNerd is Awesome.”
20 PRINT “Oh Hub City Geeks, if only you were as nerdy as that chosen one.”
30 PRINT “Even if he is a cheapskate.”
The output would be (Probably in green on a black screen…incapable of other colors)
The SpartanNerd is Awsome. Oh Hub City Geeks, if only you were as nerdy as that chosen one. Even if he is a cheapskate.
The number lines are perfect for my idea of a top ten list…you skip all those numbers so that there is room to improve or add to the code. And I rarely feel like a Top Ten list is perfect. So I am leaving some wiggle room, in a nerdy kinda way.