Nickelodeon Games and Sports: All-Star Collection
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Get ready for some of the all-time greatest episodes of your favorite Nick game shows! Join Kirk Fogg & Olmec as they tell you Legends of the Hidden Temple, Mike O’Malley as he tests kids’ Guts, celebrity judges who are trying to Figure It Out, and more!
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Some more information on the episodes included:
Legends of the Hidden Temple: "The Golden Cricket Cage of Khan"
This was one of the first episodes produced and aired of Legends. (Air: Sept. 19, 1993)
Legends of the Hidden Temple: "The Jewel Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great"
This the final episode ever produced of the program, airing as the final episode of season three. (Air: Dec. 29, 1995)
Nickelodeon GUTS: "AJ "Mean" McLean/Amanda the Accelerator/Jamie the Jackal"
This episode is from the first season of GUTS and includes future Backstreet Boy AJ McLean as a contestant. (Air: Late 1992)
Nickelodeon GUTS: "Nervy Nikki/Tony the Tiger/Robert the Bull" This is the first episode to ever air of GUTS and includes a few subtle differences and an event that did not make many more appearances. (Air: Sept. 28, 1992)
Figure It Out: Family Style: "Aaron Carter/Kenan Thompson/Danny Tamberelli/Lori Beth Denberg" The two talented teams featured on this third-season family-infused episode of Figure It Out are Natasha, Daniel and Dad, champion Latin ballroom dancers and teacher and Charley and his mom, who invented and built a toilet seat lifter. (Air: May 25, 1999)
Family Double Dare: "The Kandy Kanes vs. The Holders" Double Dare’s fifth year on TV produces this early first-season episode of Nickelodeon’s family version. (Air: Fall 1990)
Super Sloppy Double Dare: "Gabrielle and Dave vs. Carrie and Matt" 1987’s weekend Super Sloppy Double Dare inclusion features the Red Hot Double Trouble Terrible Twosome taking on Quicksilver. (Air: Mid-1987)
Nick Arcade: "Joseph and Danielle vs. Charles and Kari"
Future *NSync member and TV personality Joey Fatone flexes his video game muscles in this season one episode. (Air: Early 1992)
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This is basically a sampler. None of the shows included on this set have any type of home video release as of this date (May 2015). To make this review short and sweet, you have any interest whatsoever in getting season sets of Legends of the Hidden Temple or Guts or any of the other shows on this set, buy this release now. For $10, you get an excellent sample of episodes from six different shows. This is the best way by which you as a consumer can tell Amazon and Nick that there is a market for these products, and along the way, you get something fun to pop in and watch.
The DVD comes in a standard single disc case. The sleeve inside is bright and vibrant. The back of the case has a listing of all the episodes and shows on the disc, which other reviews have referenced. The disc itself looks nice and has a similar design as the outer packaging. The DVD is a standard DVD-R with a purple back.
The menu is basic but effective. These Nickelodeon MOD sets are somewhat bare-bones, but that's okay. Each episode is clearly shown on the menu and there is a play all feature. Using both the play all feature and the episode selection options, everything worked without issue. There is no background music.
These shows were not shot in the digital age, and it shows. The video quality is about the best that can be expected from these, but at the same time, they look just a little better than a VHS transfer. That said, there's nothing inherently wrong with the video quality. Everything looks good and the original 4:3 aspect ratio is retained. The Gak is as green as it ever was in 1990.
The sound on this disc is stereo. For my viewing, when I had it channeled through my 5.0 surround system, the rear channels had echoing that sort of made it sound like you were sitting in the audience listening to everything over a PA system. Changing the output to omit the rear channels, the sound was much more reminiscent of the original broadcast. Everything sounded excellent, from the opening themes to the music supporting Legends of the Hidden Temple's various events.
As others have noted, there are 8 episodes spanning six unique shows on this set:
2 Legends of the Hidden Temple
1 Figure it Out
1 Family Double Dare
1 Super Sloppy Double Dare
1 Nick Arcade
I'm not really sure what makes this an "All-Star Collection." There isn't much unique about most of the episodes, though the Nick Arcade episode does feature a young "Joseph," who would grow up in a few years to become one of the 5 members of the popular boy band N'Sync. The Legends of the Hidden Temple episodes have 1 in which the team wins and 1 where the team loses at the end, so this is not necessarily a depiction of the best of the best. All the same, that is not a criticism of the episode selection. All of the episodes on this disc are nostalgic fun for adults who grew up with them, and kids will be able to enjoy and appreciate it too.
In a lot of ways, this is not the release I always wanted. I've been dying for a full series release of Legends of the Hidden Temple and some of the other shows on this set for years. This is sort of a Walmart "Best of" release for impulse buys. That said, as I noted at the outset, this is a no-brainer if you want to see full releases of these shows. Frankly all of the episodes on this set are enjoyable to a degree, and even if you buy it solely because it happens to include one or two episodes of an old favorite, you can watch the other episodes and probably be entertained for a couple of hours anyway.
For now, I recommend this set wholeheartedly. If you're a fan of any of these shows, it's fun to rewatch them. If you're looking for a nice sample of early Nickelodeon, this is a good set to satisfy that as well. It could lead to season sets, which would be great for fans, so for the time being, this release should be supported.