Ghostbusters Video Games: Nintendo, Now You’re Playing With Power

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While I had a lot of fun with the families Atari, (and earlier game consoles that pre-date Ghostbusters, can’t even imagine) their was still more fun to be had with the Nintendo Entertainment System or as the cool kids still say (back in 1988) NES.

My earliest memories of Nintendo came from my downstairs neighbors. Their were two sons, one closer in age and was kinda my friend. One of those kid friendship kinda things. One day while visiting I guess him and his older brother (also in his kid hood) were playing their NES (the one that came with R.O.B!) and naturally (or it was coincidental) the game was Super Mario Brothers.

While I may have played Mario Brothers in an arcade, I had never experienced a Nintendo. They hadn’t popped up around my class (or school) like Piranha Plants. My gaming graphics were the blocks of Atari (the cover artwork was a thing of beauty) and the monochrome blocks of Intellivision from a much earlier childhood. Continue reading “Ghostbusters Video Games: Nintendo, Now You’re Playing With Power”

Ghostbusters Video Games: Atari, More Games=More Fun

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Once David Crane’s Ghostbusters for personal computers (blog post) was added to Ghostbusters Incorporated, I immediately moved to evolving gaming systems. If you grew up in the 1980s as I did and played video games away from a computer, you most likely did so because of Atari, well and Nintendo. That will be covered in the next update.

For me (and kids around my age) that meant an Atari 2600. By now you probably know during the 1980s Atari had earlier and later gaming systems. I’m only personally familiar with I’m guessing the more popular Atari 2600. Where Atari and Activision fortunately made a Ghostbusters game. Good thing they were able to after that whole Extra Terrestrial fiasco. Continue reading “Ghostbusters Video Games: Atari, More Games=More Fun”