22 years ago, a game was released that would forever change not only the landscape of first-person shooters but the very fabric of our society.
Alright, that might sound like overkill, but GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo’s N64 console was undeniably awesome for its time and kept many of us glued to our screens long before that sort of thing was commonplace.
The graphics, which look wonderfully ridiculous by today’s standards, were honestly dope as hell back in 1997.
Back when TVs were square, but you still somehow managed to share the screen with three of your friends that were sitting right next to you.
While Grand Theft Auto launched around the same time and was a huge hit, GoldenEye will always have a special place for many of us who were fortunate enough to play it.
The game is so memorable that Fox’s Family Guy recently paid their respect to the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences 1997-1998 “Game of the Year” in an “impossible video game escape” sequence that will have you feeling all sorts of nostalgic.
Click in your rumble pack and soak in the blocky characters, familiar landscape and odd yet familiar musical accompaniment as Peter and Meg shoot their way out of a prison.
“Meg, this is what 1997 looked like.”
When it comes to overpowering the guards, Peter remarks “These guys are terrible shots”, another way the show kept true to the original gameplay mechanics.
While the short clip leaves you wanting more, this small nod to a game from the past is a welcome reminder that not only was GoldeneEye awesome, but that Family Guy still knows how to be completely random yet somehow effortlessly relatable.
Thanks to emulators and the internet, the game has even gained notoriety among younger generations as they can now find a new appreciation for this 90’s classic.
In closing, I have just placed a proximity mine directly above the last paragraph so scrolling back up would be a big mistake.
Best to keep on reading the next story.