Fun Friday

Most of you have played Minesweeper before, I’m sure, but have you thought about what the classic game would be like if it were turned into a movie? The crew over at CollegeHumor got their creative juices flowing when they came up with Minesweeper: The Movie. It puts a whole new spin on the classic game, and I must admit, it’s funny. Even if you don’t like Minesweeper, I think you’ll laugh. My favorite lines out of the whole thing are “Why are you really here?” And the answer? “Because I am bored.” I know I’ve turned to Minesweeper when I’m bored, and many of you probably have too.

Minesweeper the Movie

 Out of all the “Live” games I’ve come across, Minesweeper is by far the best. But, in second place is “Mario Live and on Stage.” With this one, it’s the creativity that went into acting out a video game on stage with props that made it worth mentioning. It’s one of the most creative things I’ve seen in a while and if anything, it’ll bring back memories of your favorite classic Mario Brothers Games.:)

Thanks for the tip Nate!

Mario Live and on Stage

Japanese TV Tetris Game

Another classic game that we’ve all played is Tetris! The next video takes a look at a game aired at some point on Japanese TV in which contestants had to use their bodies to form different shapes, Tetris style. Just watch, you’ll see what I mean :) Most of them looked impossible to me!


Here’s a look back at a commercial for Paperboy for NES. Remember that? In the video, they start out showing a “real-life” version of Paper Boy which then turns into showing what the video game will be like. Ahhh… the memories!

Red Sox Mets 1986 RBI Baseball Reenactment

This is the complete opposite of the other videos I’ve included. In this situation, a person took a real life situation and reenacted it in a video game. It’s when the Boston Red Sox were playing the New York Mets during Game 6 of the World Series in 1986: