Oh hells yeah

contra_productContra Spread Shot t-shirt wins at life. This power-up (remember when they called ’em power ups!?) is still the best in gaming history.

7 Responses to Oh hells yeah

  1. Jack says:

    Actually, does anyone still call them power ups today? And 1-ups have kind of faded away too, in lieu of way points and checkpoints, etc. Kind of sad.

  2. Sensai says:

    What else would you call them if not power-ups? They don’t really have them in today’s games, but I can’t think of anything else to call them if they did indeed show up.

    Unless they’re going for some type of futuristic jargon, in which case I can see them being called ‘augments’ or ‘enhancements.’

  3. RiBlan says:

    I call them Power-Ups. 😛 Did you forget about Super Mario Galaxy? They were in there.

  4. Jack says:

    Yeah, I really have no idea. Guess I’m out of touch on this one. Curious to see which games might still have power ups (beyond the venerable SHMUPS, that is)

  5. Josh says:

    Now they call them “upgrades”.

  6. Lord Toker says:

    i think the spread shot and the options (gradius/life force, i think even r-type) are equally tied for the best power ups. the options were like having circling/shooting force fields. when you got all four with the circle laser you were virtually unstoppable you laser beams would almost clear the whole screen if you sat back.

  7. Jack says:

    Options are definitely in there too. Good call.

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