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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Video Power

(Commentary by Retsupurae)

Video Power was this video game show that existed from 1990 to 1992, and until recently I never knew it existed.

It's bad.

Actually, it's terrible, and I hate to admit this but if we were back in the early nineties and Video Power appeared on the TV then I'm positive I would've watched the show every time it came on until the very last episode.

Because there's video games in it.


  1. wow that's awesome :) I had definitely NEVER seen that before and it's borderline creepy. I like the guy that looks all coked up, especially when he's all dancing in place

  2. I remember this show. There were 3 or 4 of these Nintendo-based game shows, and each one was gradually worse than the last. And yeah, we watched these things for the same reason we watched "Captain N" and that awful Zelda cartoon: because we were always hungry for more Nintendo, even if we knew it was retarded.

    It's pretty clear that the grown-ups (even these teenage hosts) had no idea how to stage a points-based competition in any way that's fair to the players. They'd just put on whatever NES title sounded hot that day regardless of how the game scores. (Or maybe the games were sponsored?) While the Jizzle guy is jumping around, those poor kids are thinking about how irrelevant their last score was, bewildered by the prizes lavished upon them (or not) seemingly at random. It's worse than playing Mario Party.