Retro

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Every week, countless speedrunners hit the go fast button in their game of choice and broadcast it to the world on sites. Here's a quick look at some of the events happening this weekend where people hit the go fast button.

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Well, if you put a hint in someone's going to spot it. And of course, who else but Casual Prolix noticed that yesterday's game was The Adventures of Robin Hood. A game which had Kevin Costner on the cover, by the way.

Anyway, new game. Let's not mess around.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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The most recent scribble was Mega Man 3. Casual Prolix got it again. Again. Your hit rate is too good.

It's time to take extreme action. Prepare yourselves.

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Yesterday's game was the Hellcat from Wing Commander 4. A couple of people nailed the right Origin game correctly, although larrythecrab and batpants do deserve some props for being closest and getting the franchise right first.

Anyway, new day, new game. And yes, I am ramping up the difficulty now.

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It took longwittyusername five years, but they eventually got a ScribbleTaku! Age of Empires was the game, with the clues being the icon for food followed by the classic fishing boat. Well done.

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I've been going back and forth on what the most mind-blowing part of the Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive is. Maybe it's the 11-year-old website's costume catalogue, where every single ensemble worn by Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper and Samantha Mathis in the most notorious of video game movies is detailed.

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Casual Prolix strikes again. The last ScribbleTaku was Neverwinter Nights, which is getting remastered this year!

But let's go retro again with this next game.

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Nobody nailed yesterday's game, so it's back for round two. And you really should get it this time.

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Ever play Spycraft: The Great Game? It's one of the better FMV games ever made, and it was the subject of yesterday's ScribbleTaku. Nice spot, noobi.

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A couple of days ago, a Twitter bot posted a screenshot from a video game called "StarTribes: Myth of the Dragon Lord". Except, no such game exists. It took some digging from Amberle, an eagle-eyed follower of the bot, to track down the image's likely origin: 1992's Laser Lords. The problem is, the contents of the screenshot never appeared in the final game.

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A few people got quite close on Friday with the most recent ScribbleTaku. It was definitely cyberpunk territory, and definitely around the same era as The Journeyman Project and C&C. But the game was actually The Ripper, an FMV classic that featured, among others, Christopher Walken.

Real unusual gem, that. Anyway, let's see how you go with today's game.

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When's a NES ROM not a NES ROM? When it's a ZIP file. But it doesn't have to be one or the other; you can have your ROM and uh, eat it too? Coder Vi Grey created a completely valid ROM for the Nintendo Entertainment System that you can also unzip using your archiving application of choice.