Stir Up Saturday – Games, Games, Games!


Editorial: Is M.U.S.C.L.E. Collecting a Game?

Five years ago I was in love with my post. I really felt like this was going to be a great conversation starter for M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors.

It wasn’t.

I really had been talking to psychologists about collecting. I really felt like that editorial, one of the earliest, was going to make a splash. I can only remember one collector caring. The pebble I was hoping to make a splash with bounced off the water and painfully right back into my eye.

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It served as another example of a lesson I continue to learn. I have to find intrinsic satisfaction with this website. Of course I want people to enjoy it, but I can’t ever hope for them to validate the site. I think I do a pretty good job remembering that, but there are always reminders. I’m a work in progress; very far from a finished product.

Speaking of games, this complete game sold for $21.16 five years ago. I can’t think of a single valid reason the price should be any higher today.

If someone says “but inflation…” I hope they shit their pants (full diarrhea blast). At work. In a meeting with their boss. In front of the entire organization and their entire client base.

This is the tone I hear when someone says, “But infalation…”

Can you believe it took me three years to post something about the Tag Team Match M.U.S.C.L.E. Video Game?

Tag Team Match M.U.S.C.L.E. Video Game

I can. It takes me forever to do anything M.U.S.C.L.E.-related. I remember what discouraged me from posting about it. I wanted great video of the game being played. I dreamed of setting up a vintage TV and getting a great establishing shot. I can’t mail shit. How was I ever going to pull that off?

The M.U.S.C.L.E. video game is the E.T. (obviously the video game and not the movie) of the NES. It gets shit on because it is pretty easy to do. I truly believe it holds a special place in NES, and perhaps even game, history. I won’t repeat the write-up.

Lastly, I imagine Stir Up Saturday is almost exclusively read Saturday morning as people take their morning poop. I’ve set up a poll to help solve the mystery.

And if you read it some other time, then please post it in the Comments below.

Enjoy your pooping and Stir Up Saturday! 🙂

  1. #1 by Orgg on March 5th, 2016

    The NES M.U.S.C.L.E. game was not the ET of the NES; the NES had much worse games. The first X-Men game was one of them! MUSCLE was simple, but it also was very fun. I prefer it over the ‘classic’ wrestling game with Golden Tiger and such because the controls were easy to understand. It wasn’t Wrestlemania Challenge level, but it was better than the first Wrestlemania game mechanically.

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on March 6th, 2016

    I’m sorry. I didn’t really mean the game play. I thought of the MUSCLE game like ET because everyone shits on it – whether they have ever played it or not.

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