NES Summer Olympics at Chris/Karen's

  • August 24, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Chris R. and I came up with a theme worthy of the first official meetup at his and Karen's new abode: NES Summer Olympics. This means we'll be playing NES sports titles that reflect, as best as possible, current Summer Olympic events, meaning ones that will take place in 2016 in Rio. I located all of the carts that I wanted to pick but didn't own at TMG, and purchased them in a lot for a very nice price. We'll be playing the following NES classics as Olympic events:

World Class Track Meet (with the Power Pad)
Duck Hunt (for clay shooting)
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (the only decent NES boxing game)
Track and Field
Track and Field II
Tennis
Double Dribble
Super Spike V'Ball
Nintendo World Cup

Chris has some special considerations in mind for World Class Track Meet. I'll leave it to him to elaborate on that. This type of themed meetup lends itself to competition, so we'll discuss this and announce something closer to the meetup date. If you have any suggestions for competitions and prizes, please contact me or leave a comment below. As always, if you'd like to bring food or drink, please do. If you have an extra NES to bring, let me know. Cue the theme song from Chariots of Fire...

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  • Matt C.

    Video of the Girls vs. Boys Relay Race (most of it):

    http://youtu.be/8HIN5GKUZ1k

    2 · August 26, 2013

    • Michelle L.

      oh I hear johns voice! the cheating! makes victory even sweeter

      August 27, 2013

  • Christopher

    Here's a little video of Jan vs Karen doing a 100 yard dash.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cofCZI_4nV8&feature=youtu.be

    August 26, 2013

  • Sarah A.

    Had the most amazing time ever! Lots of games and talking with really cool people. There was lots of food and space to hang out and run around and play. lol. I don't remember the last time I was outside in a relay race! Very memorable time. Thanks so much for planning and hosting! :)

    August 26, 2013

  • Karen

    Thank you all for coming & making this event very memorable. Hula-hoops & long jumps were def my fav!

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Sean O.

    Awesome! Can't wait for the next one

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Billy

    Had a blast...thanks to Karen and Chris for Hosting...the ride there on the motorcycle was also great...I love swamp Road :)

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • Michelle L.

    just got off of work. I'm gunning for you Stan the "man" I'm even bringing my batman shirt.

    August 24, 2013

  • Sean O.

    I may be like 15 minutes late haha just saying

    August 24, 2013

    • Karen

      It's all good get here whenever u can

      August 24, 2013

  • Karen

    OMG the day has finally arrived, it's really happening in few hours (insert cherubs singing, trumpets blaring)!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Christopher Misfit L.

    Blah, I unfortunately have to cancel, due to band practice. we're playing a benefit show soon for our friends who lost their home in the racquet club apts fire. So we have to practice tomorrow. Apologies, have fun, hopefully I'll make the next one.

    August 23, 2013

    • Sarah A.

      Oh no! Sorry to hear. :( Hope to see you at the next one!

      August 23, 2013

  • Dylan

    This will be my first meet-up. Pretty excited. Ohhh the nostalgic NES.

    August 22, 2013

  • Sean F.

    Wow cool video, I have like 5 video games made after me that I just haven't had the time to ever look at...

    1 · August 21, 2013

    • Sarah A.

      It only took him like... 25 years or so to get around to it! So you have a few years to get to yours. ;-)

      August 22, 2013

  • Sarah A.

    I guess Mike Tyson never played Mike Tyson's Punch-Out until a few days ago, and I just saw the video and thought it might be relevant in case you were interested. ;-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E50sUAMRH0s

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • Karen

    Some food stuffs and drinks will be provided, but please feel free to bring your favorite snack or adult beverages :)

    August 20, 2013

  • Dan

    Sorry can't make it sat something came up

    August 19, 2013

  • Leon " L.

    Sorry guys I can't make it call an accident

    August 3, 2013

    • Stan

      I hope everything is okay!

      August 5, 2013

  • Christopher

    Karen is working on medals, and there may be a physical challenge event as well...

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Michelle L.

      Stan just wants to see us chicks stretch! You're going down! I've already claimed victory is ours.

      2 · August 1, 2013

    • Stan

      I'm definitely going down. 5-1 at least, I don't stand a chance!! Are you the one taking me down Michelle? :P

      2 · August 3, 2013

  • Christopher Misfit L.

    This makes a busy August with band practice, 3 wrestling shows , and this event.. Missed everyone, can't wait to game again!

    August 1, 2013

  • AL

    I believe I have 2 different events that day (or just either/or) so i dont think I can make this one.

    July 29, 2013

  • Stan

    Kent, we will!!

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Kent

    This would be my first meetup, so hopefully you will allow me and my beer to attend!

    1 · July 5, 2013

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