History YMMV / NickArcade

8th May '17 1:59:14 PM lizaphile
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**** In a ''[[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Robot Chicken]]'' skit, this was re-interpreted as a bunch of sadist contestants continually guiding a scared Mikey into literal time bombs set on each space on purpose until he was but a torso with a head, while Phil Moore kept up his infectious enthusiasm even as Mikey was blown to literal bits.
26th Apr '17 6:41:45 AM PF
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*** Some were stupid enough to try to move in a direction they can't even go:

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*** Some were stupid enough to try to move in a direction they can't couldn't even go:
26th Apr '17 6:41:45 AM PF
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26th Apr '17 6:38:43 AM PF
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* BileFascination [=/=] JustHereForGodzilla: The high failure rate of the Video Challenges, evident since they make up the majority of the main game.
* EarWorm: Admit it, [[http://www.qwizx.com/gssfx/usa/na-samba.wav Mikey's moving cue]] was in your head before you even clicked the link.
** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2alb1w823k the theme]].
* HilariousInHindsight: The exact premise of the Video Challenges would be reproduced over two decades later in ''VideoGame/NESRemix''. The hilarious part is that the latter involves the [[{{Nintendo}} one company]] whose games were never on the show.

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* BileFascination [=/=] JustHereForGodzilla: BileFascination: The high failure rate of the Video Challenges, evident since they make up the majority of the main game.
* EarWorm: Admit it, EarWorm:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2alb1w823k The theme.]]
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[[http://www.qwizx.com/gssfx/usa/na-samba.wav Mikey's moving cue]] was in your head before you even clicked the link.
** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2alb1w823k the theme]].
cue.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: The exact premise of the Video Challenges would be reproduced over two decades later in ''VideoGame/NESRemix''. The hilarious part is that the latter involves [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} the [[{{Nintendo}} one company]] whose games were never on the show.



** Seriously, gathering 10-20 rings in 30 seconds in [[GreenHillZone Green Hill]] [[SonicTheHedgehog Zone]] shouldn't be that hard no matter how old you are. You can pretty much get it by accident just by holding Right...
** Many contestants would blatantly disregard the ideal direction to move Mikey to the Goal. For example, if the Goal was three spaces directly below Mikey's current position, a contestant might choose to move him left or right instead.

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** Seriously, gathering Gathering 10-20 rings in 30 seconds in [[GreenHillZone Green Hill]] [[SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Zone]] shouldn't be that hard no matter how old you are. You can pretty much get it by accident just by holding Right...
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** Many contestants would blatantly disregard the ideal direction to move Mikey to the Goal. For example, if example:
*** If
the Goal was three spaces directly below Mikey's current position, a contestant might choose to move him left or right instead.



*** Some are even stupid enough to try to move in a direction they can't even go.

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*** Some are even were stupid enough to try to move in a direction they can't even go.go:



** One kid did an Arsenio Hall-esque "whoop-whoop" arm motion throughout the game to pump himself up and make himself look foolish. He continued doing this even as he and his teammate went down in a flaming sub-50 point defeat at the hands of the red team.

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** One kid did an Arsenio Hall-esque "whoop-whoop" arm motion throughout the game to pump himself up and make himself look foolish.up. He continued doing this even as he and his teammate went down in a flaming sub-50 point defeat at the hands of the red team.



** '''''95% of the contestants''''' had played terribly. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDuyl23BN9A Enjoy a montage of the show's classic failures.]]

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** '''''95% 95% of the contestants''''' had contestants played terribly. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDuyl23BN9A Enjoy a montage of the show's classic failures.]]
27th Feb '17 4:40:39 PM KoopaKid17
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The Mikey's World locations used these, such as Mikey's Neighborhood using a spoof of the ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' theme and Creepyville using a knockoff of ''Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor'' by Creator/JohannSebastianBach.
13th Feb '17 11:35:50 PM jameygamer
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*** The few contestants who were [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough to go backwards on the board]] and activate the "Time Bomb", where they would have to [[NintendoHard pong-spell a word in ten seconds]] with each other to keep control of the board.
*** About half the time when Mikey was one space away from the Goal, contestants would move him in a different direction (if the Goal was one space right, for example, they would move him up). It is believed that many contestants would avoid the Goal on purpose (especially because Mikey almost-always ends up moving to the Goal automatically due to time constraints) in order to hunt for Prize and Bonus Point squares, although this usually didn't work out.

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*** The few contestants who were [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough to go backwards on the board]] and activate the "Time Bomb", where they would have to [[NintendoHard pong-spell a word in ten seconds]] with each other to keep control of the board.
board. One of these instances, however, had the teams do a loop around the top of the board and surround Mikey with Time Bombs, leaving the team in control with no choice but to head in the one direction that had just one Time Bomb in it and deal with that (in all other scenarios, team(s) trapping Mikey with a bunch of Time Bombs also prompt the end-of-round signal to sound when there's nowhere left to move).
*** About half the time when Mikey was one space away from the Goal, contestants would move him in a different direction (if the Goal was one space right, for example, they would move him up). It is believed that many contestants would avoid the Goal on purpose (especially because Mikey almost-always ends up moving to the Goal automatically due to time constraints) constraints [[note]] if the teams take too long or move around the board in a way to trap Mikey in a sea of "Time Bombs" on the spaces they passed over, a synth xylophone buzzer sounds to send Mikey to the Goal automatically and prompt a sudden death question [[/note]]) in order to hunt for Prize and Bonus Point squares, although this usually didn't work out.
1st Jan '17 10:47:26 PM Mikeyfan93
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* HilariousInHindsight: The exact premise of the Video Challenges would be reproduced over two decades later in ''VideoGame/NESRemix''. The hilarious part is that the latter involves the [[{{Nintendo}} one company]] whose consoles/games were never on the show.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The exact premise of the Video Challenges would be reproduced over two decades later in ''VideoGame/NESRemix''. The hilarious part is that the latter involves the [[{{Nintendo}} one company]] whose consoles/games games were never on the show.
8th Sep '16 10:52:10 AM MrDeath
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** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2alb1w823k the theme]], natch.

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** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2alb1w823k the theme]], natch.theme]].
8th Sep '16 8:04:37 AM themisterfree
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** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2alb1w823k the theme]], natch.
19th Mar '16 4:46:40 AM themisterfree
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* SpiritualLicensee: While the main game evokes ''Series/{{Starcade}}'', the bonus round has shades of ''Series/{{Knightmare}}''.
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