Video Power / Nick Arcade review

James / December 8th, 2017


  • December 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

    In Canada we had “Video and Arcade Top Ten” which was also a Wizard-like video game tournament, it was pretty awesome. It lasted a long time too, I think it was on the air for almost fifteen years. YTV rocks!

    • December 8, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Also the theme music always reminded me of Crashman’s stage from Mega Man 2.

      • December 8, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        I thought I was the only one who watched that show! Haha

      • December 8, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        Pure 90s juice.

      • December 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        I miss YTV, they had incredible movies at night, like Alien or Invasion ot Bodysnatchers. And they did take inspire from Megaman for the theme song, they mention it at some point.

    • MrCredibility

      December 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Omg I was just about to type that exact comment about Video and Arcade top 10! With of course host Nicholas Picolaus

      • December 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

        Nicholas Picolaus (Is that his real name?) haha. Yeah, he was great. He had an unofficial catchphrase in the early days which we would always make fun of in the school yard: He used to say SNES as if it was a word instead of pronouncing the initials like you’re supposed to, so every time he talked about a game he’d go “Out now for your Snes.” Aaah, memories.

  • Mac Tonight

    December 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

    In the UK we got GamesMaster which was amazing for the time. There was also a show called Knightmare which was almost like a live action videogame.

    • The Wicker Man

      December 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      I was going to mention these, fantastic shows!

  • Zolcos

    December 8, 2017 at 11:53 am

    The main event of Nick Arcade was incredibly frustrating to watch since it seemed like the kids were so bad at the games. Like the time would be running out and the kid is just standing still like they don’t know what to do next, when on the screen you can clearly see what they need to do. I know it’s not their fault since they can’t see what we see but as a kid I would be yelling at the screen like “just go left idiot!”

  • Joker83

    December 8, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    good god I used to love Nick Arcade. It was so bad that it was good, and it was pretty much the only place to see video games on TV at that time. moving mikey across the board, the dumbass contestants, and the goofy host who would constantly mispronounce things (i’ll never forget him calling Dr. Robotnik “Dr Robo-Nick”) it was such a classic show. the kids always sucked at the lame green screen physical challenge where they get “warp into the game”.

  • NuttBoxer

    December 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I actually remember Video Power a lot more, and had forgotten about Nick Arcade until watching this video.

  • mysterywolf

    December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I actually have a DVD of some of the old Nick game shows- Legends of the Hidden temple, double dare, and a single lone episode of Nick Arcade. “Nick Games And Sports” I think it’s called.

    So there are DVD quality versions of Nick Arcade out there. I have one.

  • corgi Wiggle

    December 8, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    So you know Nickelodeon Game and Sports (GaS lol) played Nick Arcade until the channel ended in 2007

  • klaus84

    December 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Oi! johnny mutherfuckin arcade! that dude is the punk rock of video games. a proper freak of nature, true to himself gamer nutter!! video game punk is a toy, this dude would fly off a skateboard through a window and triple ninja giaden kick that poseur into the next dimension!! johnny on the spot!

  • Pablo1989

    December 9, 2017 at 4:56 am

    The only game show i rymenber in my country there was Hugo
    Kids phone to TV studio and use telephone numbers to control troll named Hugo.

  • david ferrara

    December 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

    not all of your audience are retards mabe you shohuld stop acting like it

  • david ferrara

    December 10, 2017 at 11:07 am

    i relized what it is you used to broadcast out of new jersey where there is no fluoride in the tap water now where you currently live there are chemicals in the water that make you literally lose your soul JAMES I’M NOT KIDDING MY WHOLE FAMILY SUFFERS THE SAME FATE actually i am the one suffering due to the fact tha they are not capable of feeling the way i do therefore having an extreme lack of love and connection i am so alone and talented but mainly alone. If you take me seriously ide like to work for you when you relocate back to NJ since i am in the NY area. or you could just buy distilled water.

  • david ferrara

    December 10, 2017 at 11:19 am

    BTW Phil Moore was so animated and out of control it was crazy almost as bad as the other guy but maybe because hes black your better off not saying anything negative due to how insane this whole country is i see what they did to you becuase of the shitty ghostbusters aka the female GB

  • david ferrara

    December 10, 2017 at 11:21 am

    generic games were only played to decide control of the board in between rounds mostly the awesome games were played on nick arcade when they landed on specific square

  • Uncle Sporkums

    December 10, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for featuring these shows, James. I’ve watched Nick Arcade frequently since childhood, I’ve also remembered you talking about Video Power in the past.

    Just for the record, I did a search regarding airdates, and Video Power aired at 6:00am, while Nick Arcade would generally air around 5:30pm

  • December 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Man I LOVED Video Power lol! Here’s a clip I took from an old VHS recording – it includes a snippet from the street fighter 2010 episode. The end also has the intro from the Dragon Warrior cartoon which was out around the same time, which was AWESOME!

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    January 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm

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  • Serena Hepker

    January 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Miss those shows. They were great

  • Jarnor23

    February 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Starcade was the grandaddy of these shows.

    • Jarnor23

      February 12, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      They have reruns of it on Shout TV online.

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