Friday, August 22, 2008

It's still fun to defeat the Big Boss

Whether it was watching Koopa fall into a fiery red death off screen or knocking out Mike Tyson after surviving his endless barrage of uppercuts, beating the game was always a big moment growing up. It turns out to be no less special when you're older.

I have defeated LEGO Star Wars for the Playstation 2, while sitting atop my stationary exercise bike, my feet pumping the pedals and a grin spreading under my Chicago Cubs hat. I would like to tell you that it didn't mean anything- that I didn't enjoy unlocking Yoda or Mace Windu. I would also like to tell you that the sisters didn't get the best of Andy Dufresne. But they did and I did. And I'll do it again.

However, first there's the little issue of a video game called LEGO Indiana Jones. "Junior... Indiana! It's time to LEGO," (said in one's best Sean Connery voice).

Photo by Ethan Hein.

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