Author: The Retro Rambler

I'm the Retro Rambler, and this is my online home where I relive all the stuff that made my childhood cool. I've never really grown up, and don't really want to either. Enjoy your stay here, and come back often to see the latest memories we're posting. Drop me a comment when something strikes you and we'll chat about it. Retro Ramblings....your childhood lives here.

Games I Wish Were Included on the SNES Classic

After the success of the NES Classic Edition,  this Christmas season will see the release of a SUPER Nintento Classic Edition!  Sadly, I missed out on the NES Classic, but if the rumors of an SNES Classic prove true, I will definitely pick one up if the game selection looks good.  With that said, thoughts turn to what games may or may not be included on the system.  I know there are a lot of licensing issues with some games that keep them from being included, but for the sake of this post, I’m going to ignore all of that and just focus on the games I WISH were included on it, whether it could ever happen or not.  At the end, be sure to drop a line in the comments section about what games YOU want to see included.


Super Mario World

Super Mario World

I don’t know how you could release a mini SNES classic and not include the flag-ship game of the original console.  Mario IS Nintendo, and Super Mario World was not just the flagship title, but one of the best games on the system.  It’s a shoe-in.


Super Mario Kart

Super Mario Kart

Another Mario title, and the last one I’m including in this list.  I know there are plenty more great Mario based games on the system, but I never really got into them.  Mario Kart on the other hand is a classic with a quite a pedigree in the world of gaming, and is my personal favorite racing game on the system.


Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda:  A Link to the Past

The Zelda franchise is synonymous with the Nintendo brand, and this game has a reputation as being one of the better incarnations of the game.  I played it a few times, and really hope it’s included in the mini version so I can finally get to sit down and play all the way through it.


Mega Man X

Mega Man X

Another icon of the Nintendo era was Mega Man, and any system looking to capitalize on its history needs to include a Mega Man title.  I never played this Mega Man for some reason, but I always loved the various Mega Man games on the NES, so I’d like to see this included to relieve those days.

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The Rock & Roll Express to Be Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Express To Be Inducted to WWE Hall of Fame

The WWE Hall of Fame will be welcoming in one of wrestling’s greatest tag teams this year when it inducts Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, collectively known as the Rock & Roll Express.

The Rock & Roll Express started teaming together in 1983 in the Memphis area battling duos such as The Galaxians, Koko Ware and Norvell Austin, and the team of Randy Savage and his brother Lanny Poffo.  From there the duo headed to Louisiana and Bill Watt’s Mid-South Wrestling.  There they matched up for the first time with the team who would go on to be their biggest rivals in the mat wars, The Midnight Express with their manager Jim Cornette.

After time spent there, Ricky and Robert took another step up in the wrestling game as they moved to Jim Crockett’s Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, and instantly became mega stars, defeating Ivan and Nikita Koloff to win the NWA World Tag Team titles their first night in the promotion in 1985!

The team’s popularity continued to skyrocket, and in 1986 they were greeted and treated like rock stars at every arena in the south.  Rock & Roll Express merchandise was everywhere, look alike contests were held in many places, you could join their fan club, and Ricky Morton even recorded and released a song.  Their popularity was unrivaled for a while.  Check out the video below to get a feel of just how popular they were.

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Visual History of McDonald’s Clam Shell Packaging

In 1990, McDonald’s gave into demands from the EPA and ceased using their clam shell polystyrene containers to package their food.  I for one have always missed those containers for a variety of reasons, and started feeling nostalgic for them.  Here’s a short and unofficial visual guide to a few of those containers, and a couple of others, for no other reason that I think they are cool to look at, and seeing them brings back a lot of old memories.

Also, check out my post, That Time When McDonald’s Tried to Sell McPasta


Big Breakfast

Big Breakfast Container


Big Mac Container

Big Mac Container

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