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I’ve been using tabs to organize my NES games for a couple of years. Viewers of TGH have often requested the template that I use for these DIY collection tabs. Below are the images that I use along with simple instructions on how to create them!
STEP 1 – Download the Images (right click & “save image as” if the file doesn’t automatically download)
I have a professional rotary cutting tool, however a regular pair of scissors will work great. That’s all there is to it! Now you have some awesome alphabetical collection tabs! I hope you enjoy these as much as I have.
Tis’ the season to fire up your retro game consoles and scratch that #oldschool itch. During the holidays I like to seek out games with a Christmas(or winter) theme to get me in the mood for the upcoming festivities. So without further ado, here are five games to dust off and give a try this holiday season.
1. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES)
The Home Alone movies are beloved holiday classics so it’s no surprise that one of the games makes this list. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York has you playing as Kevin McCallister and follows some of the same plot points from the titular movie. It’s a fairly challenging platformer so be ready to learn the different enemy type movements and various power-up functions. While not the greatest game on this list(that music hurts my ears) it does have some redeeming qualities and level 5 has you climbing a giant tree adorned with Christmas ornaments. Ho-ho-ho!
2. Frostbite (Atari 2600)
It’s time to go way back and play Frostbite for the Atari 2600. This is an enjoyable little action platformer that is reminiscent of Frogger. You play as “Frostbite Bailey” as you jump on floating platforms of ice. Each successful jump builds a section of an igloo that allows you to progress between the levels. All the while being careful to avoid obstacles, collect power-ups and beat the freezing cold temperatures. Initially, I found Frostbite to be tedious, but with practice the gameplay became engaging and I found myself playing for longer than anticipated. Bundle-up, try to stay warm and give Frostbite a go.
3. Die Hard Trilogy (PS1)
What screams Christmas more than Die Hard!? Nothing is the correct answer to that question. Joking aside, Die Hard movies(and games) are a staple in my home this time of year. Die Hard Trilogy, for the original Playstation, gives you three times the fun with polygonal representations of the first three iconic action films. Yippee Ki Yay!
4. ToeJam & Earl (SEGA Genesis)
Presents, presents and more presents! ToeJam and Earl on the SEGA Genesis is more funk than holiday but it’s without a doubt an absolute classic. The soundtrack is perfect, the characters are memorable and the co-op gameplay is some of the best of the era. So grab a buddy and get ready to have some fun! As a bonus, all those beautifully wrapped 16-bit presents will put you in the giving(or perhaps receiving) spirit.
5. 1080 Snowboarding (N64)
With Winter fast approaching many are eager to hit the slopes. If you were like me, as a teenager in the 90’s, then games like 1080 Snowboarding helped satisfy that itch. Countless hours were spent, with my buddies, perfecting our skills with this game and others in the genre…Cool Boarders or SSX anyone?
That concludes my list of 5 RETRO Games to Play During the Holidays. As a side note, for the game to be included on my list, I had to own a Physical copy and have the ability to play it on original hardware. Naturally this limits my choices and there are undoubtedly many more fantastic games that would be right at home on this list. What are your favorite video games to play this time of year?