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Flash Back Friday: Nintendo Power Pad

by on August 19, 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately y’all should know that the Olympic games are currently taking place in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Everywhere you turn there’s inspiring stories taking place right in front of us. Stories of fantastic athletic feats, smashing world and historical records, and tales of triumph over adversity. This was even the first year an Olympic team was comprised of refugees some of them even making the podium. Amazing right?


In sharp contrast to those feats I present to you for Flash Back Friday our own special way of competing in our own little olympics. And if you kept yourself honest some of those feats could truly be fantastic physical feats. All of which would defy what we might have expected possible when considering laws like gravity or human ability.  



But no, none of us were honest. We all got on our hands and knees and slapped Nintendo’s Power Pad to beat horse, rabbit, and cheetah. We defied gravity by jumping off the pad and back on before our track star would biff it in the long jump.


That’s right, the generation of millennials that everybody complains about have been cheating the system and thinking out of the box from the get go. And so we honor one of the first peripherals developed and under utilized, but laid the foundation for game crazes like dance dance revolution. Thank You, Nintendo Power Pad, Thank You.

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  • Ryan Welch
    August 20, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Hahahaha that video is fantastic. Cheater’s never prosper unless they are hitting the power pad with their hands!


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