That Was a Game – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)

The movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is out in theaters, so it’s time to look at the game that inspired it all: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. But not THAT Sonic the Hedgehog 2! Instead, we’re looking at the all-unique, all-different Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System! Come check out Tails’s first appearance, which was on the Sega 8-bit system that could do what Nintendid.

That Was a Game – Super Mario Bros. 3-e

Between 1992 and 2006, Nintendo released exactly zero 2D Mario sidescrollers. In that 14 year span, the only new 2D Mario platformer content was a set of expansion levels for Super Mario Bros. 3, which were only accessible by scanning cards with a barcode reader. Not all the cards were available worldwide.

These new Super Mario Bros. 3 levels, dubbed “World-e” were made available to the world with the Wii U port of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.

That Was a Game – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS)

Step back in time to learn about how the 2010 Winter Olympics were almost cancelled because Bower & Dr. Robotnik stole all the world’s snow!

The DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games features an exclusive story mode where everybody’s favorite plumber and hedgehog must put aside their differences to save the Olympics!

That Was a Game – Spanky’s Quest (Game Boy)

Spanky’s Quest was recently added to the Nintendo Switch Online service. It was heralded as a forgotten gem of the Super Nintendo library, but the real forgotten gem was the Game Boy version of Spanky’s Quest.

Spanky’s Quest (Game Boy) differs quite a bit from its Super Nintendo sequel, and THAT WAS A GAME is here to bring you all the details!

That Was a Game – Super Luigi Bros.

Have you ever wanted to play a Mario game, but don’t like playing as Mario? Back in 2014, Nintendo released an official ROM hack of the original Super Mario Bros. 1 to replace Mario with Luigi. It’s a fun, official take on the original Mario, going right-to-left with Luigi’s classic floaty jump physics.