GamerSushi Asks: Real Life Video Game Power-Ups?

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Power ups are some of my favorite things created by game developers. Sure, they often take the form of nonsensical things, but what better way to mix up the gameplay in a stale title than to let your hero do something completely out of the norm, whether it be a special spin attack after eating pizza a la the TMNT arcade games or getting the Tanooki suit in Super Mario Bros. 3. Personally, some of my favorite power-ups include quad damage from the Quake series, as well as the Donkey Kong hammer in Super Smash Bros.

But what if we could have power-ups apart from gaming? That’s the question Filefront is asking in one of their recent features, 10 Greatest Game Power-Ups to Have in Real Life, and I found it quite entertaining. They cover everything from Pay n’ Sprays in GTA to skill books from Elder Scrolls. The number one is a bit obvious, but no less desirable. A few notable misses would include the speed shoes from Sonic and the star from Super Mario Bros., because who wouldn’t want to be invincible?

Which video game power-ups are your favorite, and which would you prefer to have in real life? Go!

Source – Filefront

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7 thoughts on “GamerSushi Asks: Real Life Video Game Power-Ups?”

  1. OK, that list was fine, except for Zombrex. I’m playing through Dead Rising 2, and while the medicine isn’t as hard to come by as it was in Case:0, obtaining that magic syringe is still more trouble than its worth. Damn Chuck Greene and his dedication to his daughter! Also, everyone who has it seems to be insane. Just saying.

    Other than that, I’d love a jetpack. Who wouldn’t, besides Eddy?

    Maybe the Bubble Shield from Sonic the Hedgehog 3? That seems pretty useful.

  2. Damn, I was gonna say the star from SMB, particularly from 3 so I could do flips every time I jumped.

    I don’t play a lot of games with power-ups anymore… However I do a lot of driving for my job, and sometimes I’d love to have a fuckin’ Red shell to take out the moron in front of me!

  3. My fave powerups include the Samus Jump in Super Smash Bros. (Kirby rocks with that thing), Ice Mario in Mario Galaxy (it’s really cool sliding around with it) and Cold Blooded Pro (that counts as a powerup, right?). As for one in real life give me invisibility and/or telekenesis. Preferably both.

  4. I laughed pretty hard at the stimpack description. It has the power to make a rifle fire faster!

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