Episode 23- Super Team Games

Posted: October 8, 2012 in 5DG Plays
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System: NES

Release Date: November 1988

Rarity: 20%

Price/Location: $3.99/Gaming Warehouse (Grandville)

July 11th, 2012

Dear Journal,

Today I went in to the local game shop to purchase some games for my new blog. I picked out a lot of neat games, seven to be exact, but one game really caught my eye. It’s called Super Team Games! It looks like a really fun game! I’ve never seen any other Power Pad game aside from World Class Track Meet, let alone played one. I think a game as unique as this one will make a fun addition to my fledgling blog. But for right now, I’m going to play another fun-looking game I picked up called Dewy’s Adventure!

July 22nd, 2012

Dear Journal,

Well, Dewy’s Adventure was a bust. But what else can you expect from a Wii game that cost $3? I really want to play Super Team Games, but I finally managed to track down an old Nintendo game I’ve been looking a long time for, The Guardian Legend! I want to space out the different systems I play games for a bit, so Super Team Games is going on the back burner for the moment. I hope The Guardian Legend turns out alright, considering how hard it was to find.

August 2nd, 2012

Dear Journal,

The Guardian Legend turned out really fun! It was well worth the trouble of tracking it down! Something odd happened though when I went to put it away. I went to set it on my NES shelf and Super Team Games was sitting in the spot where Guardian Legend was sitting previously! It freaked me out for a second, but I realized I had been really sleepy when I cleaned up my game room. Still, why would I put Super Team Games on the shelf, but leave the other games in the bag? Chalk it up to a lack of sleep, I guess!

August 14th, 2012

Dear Journal,

So I think someone is messing with me. I came down to my game room to work on my Game Boy games article, when I noticed something strange. Super Team Games was sitting on my chair! My girlfriend’s father is always pulling jokes on me, so I just chalked it up to him playing a prank. Strange thing is though; I never mentioned anything about the game to him before. Maybe it was a coincidence.

September 2nd, 2012

Dear Journal,

Ugh, gotta love summer storms right? Unfortunately the power went out and the circuit breaker is in the basement. I’ve been avoiding the basement since last week since I found Super Team Games sitting in my NES! I knew this was no prank that someone was playing! I was the only one home and I had JUST got done playing Bad Dudes! I walked upstairs to grab a Diet Pepsi and came back down and there it was! Then today, when the power went out, I mustered up the courage to go down there… and the red NES light was on and blinking. How?! The power was out!

September 10th, 2012

Dear Journal,

I took my NES to get repaired. I don’t know if it had anything to do with my NES being on while the power was off, but better safe than sorry. I came home to find my Power Pad sitting on the couch! I could have sworn I left it at my dad’s house up north! I need to take a break from playing games in my game room. I’m gonna start a new segment on the blog where I play a hacked ROM version of Super Tecmo Bowl. That will suffice for now.

September 15th, 2012

Dearest Journal,

I’ve been having some strange dreams lately. The children on the box art of Super Team Games came to life. They started throwing logs at me. Each night the logs get closer and closer. I’m afraid to sleep tonight.

September 18th, 2012

Oh God, Journal,

I had been up for 3 straight nights. I must’ve nodded off because I had another nightmare. This time the Super Team Games children had me hooked up to all these wires in some kind of laboratory. The room was a bright white. They were forcing me to play some kind of nightmarish version of their game. I was being forced to use the Power Pad to make someone who looked just like me run down a track made of souls and leap over hurdles made of bloody bones. If that wasn’t freaky enough, when I woke up I was wrapped not in my blanket, but the Power Pad.

September 30th, 2012

Dear Journal,

Things have been going great! The dreams have stopped, the freaky occurrences have gone away, and I’m a lot happier! I’ve gotten back to writing for my blog! I had a little assist from my girlfriend on this one, but it was the first time I went into the basement in almost a month! Baby steps, you know! Hahaha! Of course you don’t! You’re a non-sentient book of paper! Oh, it’s 5:30! Time for my meds!

October 7th, 2012

Greetings and Salutations, Non-Sentient Book of Ground-up Wood Pulp!

Didja know what’s fun? Playing airplanes in the middle of the road! But those stupid big loud metal things that roll down them don’t like it when you do. One shouted “Put some pants on freak!” So I went onto the roof instead! Strange as it may sound to you, NSBGUWP, I can’t fly! Super Team Games said I could! Especially if I used the Power Pad as a cape! Then it suggested my REAL superpower was SUPER LUNG STRENGTH!So it told me to fill the tub up and test it out. Super Team Games said I should bring the toaster with me, just in case I get hungry.

October 8th, 2012

Enough of this. I need to PLAY this game if I am going to get over it. I got everything hooked up and ready to go. I turned it on. Don’t let the cutesy graphics fool you, this game is a monster! I selected “Super Obstacle Course” because if I’m going to conquer this game, I’m going all the way. Our first event is “Log Hop” I start running as fast as I can. I leap over the logs with gusto, nothing standing in my way. I am going at what I think is a torrid pace… until I see my opponent has an enormous lead on me. It’s discouraging, but I press on, hoping to gain ground later. This event smoothly transitions into the Belly Bump Ball. At the speed I’m going I send the ball flying! This may not be so bad! I can finally catch up! But I slip! I lose momentum! The ball is barely moving now! I’m fading! My legs are weak! I’m out of breath! Drenched in sweat! Done. The game has beaten me. Journal, Super Team Games is a force to be reckoned with. No game, retro or modern, has given me the workout this one did. You have to be in tip-top shape to succeed. It was a wake-up call. In a sense, I respect this game.

Final Verdict: HIGH FIVE

In all seriousness, this game kicked my ass, but it is quite the workout. Everything about this game is technically functional, but you have to be in shape to play it for an extended amount of time. This isn’t like World Class Track Meet where the events were short and sweet. The sprints on this last quite a bit. That first “Log Hop” event was 2 straight minutes of full-blast sprinting speed. If you want a good workout, forget DDR, forget Wii Fit, and forget P90X. Get yourself an NES, a Power Pad, and a game that defines evil workout, Super Team Games.




Thanks for reading!


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