Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Give Me Zelda Or Give Me Death

Today's post in Gamer Girl Month comes from Toni Grace Sinns. Toni is a gamer and writer with a love for the classics. Thanks for stopping by, Toni!

The Appeal of Classic Games
By Toni Grace Sinns 

The allure of classic games still continues to grow stronger with every passing generation to the next. And no I'm not talking about a new copy of the game. Each generation likes the ORIGINAL version of the classic game in question. Such as Zelda, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Mario Brothers, and more. 

No, the graphics are not amazing for all you that question that before you buy a game. However, they are harder than a lot of current games, and there is NO LAG. They don't have to put a million things going on at one time to pull you in. It happens on its own. There are no cheat codes, though you can get a whistle in level 3 of Mario if you know the trick in the castle. 

Captivating is what Zelda has done from day one. The Legend of Zelda has grown over the years, coming out with multiple games for the multiple Nintendo systems. However, I find that everyone still enjoys the Original Zelda. There was no map to find that you could look and see where you were going. There was no sign or clue to what castle was what until you were in it. You had to find special things on your own and had to explore all the rooms in order to get to the next level. And IT WAS HARD!!! Simple, yet you can play for hours. 

Enjoy as the age of Video Games advances and alter their designs, but don't forget what started it all and just how amazing it was to sit for hours in front of the tv and play them. Because to some of us that tend to spend most of our lives with a controller in our hands.... these classics continue to have the same amazing and alluring fascination from the day they hit the shelves.

Now for more fun stuff! First, send me your pictures! At the end of this month, I will be doing a compilation of all the awesome photos I receive from fellow female gamers. If you're a girl and you're a gamer, take your picture with a sign that says you're a gamer and/or your favorite video game and send it to me at samantha@samantha-warren.com. Be as creative as you like, just keep it PG-13. 

Don't forget the prizes! For every post you comment on this month, you will be entered into a drawing to win either Call of Duty: Black Ops II* or Guild Wars 2* (or another game of your choice of similar value). All you have to do is comment!

*Standard edition only, valued at approximately $60 USD. If game is not available in the winner's country, an item of similar value may be substituted. 

Toni Sinns was born and raised in Western North Carolina before moving to Central Florida in 2011. She is an upcoming author/writer with a mind in multiple genres of novels and books. She is currently working on multiple novels that you can read about on the Books tab of her website, also you can catch her random thoughts on her blog at: lilgracielou.blogspot.com/


  1. I still love the classics. I own an original Nintendo game console, and those games seem to have a lasting appeal that many of the newer games don't.

  2. My Nintendo game console died on me :( But I still have the games. Just need to buy a new system. And yes the classics do have an appeal that just isn't captured by anything else it seems.

  3. When I was growing up, the only console I ever owned was a used Atari. We didn't keep it for very long (can't remember why), but my cousin always had the latest consoles, so I'd go up there and play with him. We had some great times with Mario, Starfox, and I probably shouldn't admit this, but Looney Tunes. He's still one of coolest cousins, btw. ;)

  4. I loved the original Ninja Gaiden. The newer one for the Xbox just didn't do it for me :)


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