The Olympics started today. If there was a retro gaming Olympics, what would the events be?


#1

What do you guys think?


#2

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All kidding aside, there’s a lot of focus on eSports currently. I think a lot of Retro games would unfortunately not work at a professional competition level, since many of them have exploits or flaws that would make balanced play difficult.

That being said, I’d love to watch some Halo 1 deathmatch as an Olympic event, or Smash Bros Melee!


#3

Haha that image… Perfect.

How about Dragster? I heard if you rev the engine and pop the clutch on the count down, you can start in second gear.

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#4

All kidding aside, speedrunning would be the obvious choice here, with sanctions on what can be glitched and what can’t.


#5

We’ve been playing Olympics games (following on from Golf, Winter Sports, Tennis) and the best one we’ve found is World Sports Competition (Power Sports) on TG16/PCE. Very very good.


#6


#7

Stadium Events of course.


#8

Oh, I thought thread meant stuff like “rapid button pressing” and “Mario Party stick destroying”. :stuck_out_tongue:


#9

In all reality…

DOTA2
PUGB
Rocket League
CS:GO


#10

Also Konami’s Track and Field for NES.


#11

I wish some of my Retro buddies lived in the same city as me. We used to play Blades of Steel all the time. Would love to get a bracket going to celebrate the return of Olympic hockey (Minus the NHL players :frowning_face: )