1. The Goonies (Famicon) – The Goonies was released in 1985 and was, domestically, one of the top 10 performing movies of the year. So it makes sense that a video game was created in Japan for the Famicom system and never really released or sold over in the US, right? The game loosely followed the structure of the movie, featuring levels like the Fratelli’s hideout, and the pirate ship at the end. It diverged from the movie in its objectives, where Mikey uses things like bombs to open doors and rescue the other Goonies. This default state of kidnapped Goonies would surface again in the much weirder Goonies II. There were also tons of human-sized rats that had to be defeated, and the Fratellis were never far behind. One of the Fratellis, apparently, was a music buff and would blast you with musical notes – you had to find a pair of headphones to minimize the damage the notes somehow caused.
4. Scooby Pool – Then cool off (30 minutes after eating!) in this Scooby-Doo! pool that’s probably dripping with toxic chemicals:
5. Butter Cookie Cover – Here’s a 1960 cookbook for butter cookies that uses every font under the sun. Does it work? Is it awful? I can’t tell! -ds