This month, we take a look at sports games. Just recently, I learned the more technical rules of football from Madden 2004. I learned more about volleyball from Summer Heat: Beach Volleyball. But if you look past all of the recent games at a gaze into the past, these games have more impact than you might think.
When you were a child, you learn from everything. Playing games on the NES taught me so much. I remember learning the concept of football from 10-Yeard Fight and Tecmo Bowl. Ice Hockey and Blades of Steel educated me on the subject of hockey. Don’t even start me with skateboarding. Skate or Die, Skate or Die 2, 720. All I know about baseball to this day came from Baseball. Same with Double Dribble and the SNES NBA Jam for basketball.
One of the best sports games I have played is NES Open Tournament Golf. This game sparked my interest in golf. I’m not a devoted golfer, but I still like to golf when I can. NES Open taught me about the fairway, rough, bunker, water, and green. This is where all of my club knowledge came from. I gained information on birdies, bogeys, and holes-in-one by playing this game. There is even a bet-on-one-hole event, which informed me of gambling. I am still playing it to this day. In my game, the prize money is up to $1,770,000.
Take some time to reminisce of the gold old days, when you could play video games all day without a care. What sports concepts were introduced to you by video games? Please discuss them on the forum. I would love to hear it.