Now here was a game I could understand.
Four hungry quadripeds, in a circle, gobbling marbles at a speed that would induce dyspepsia in most people. Why, it's just like Thanksgiving!
Similar concept, but it's just one hungry guy, and you shoot Necco Wafers into his mouth, as his head spins. I was always frustrated by the lack of control I felt with this one. With the hippos, I knew I just had to be the fastest, biggest pig. Mr Mouth wasn't as predictable. I like the illusion of control.
These were just a few of the games in the 4-spastic-kids-huddled-in-a-circle genre. See also: Cat's Eye. Your 5th friend would always read your Little House books during this time, as there was no room for a spare in this setup.
Next in Nostalgika: The freakiest TV show ever. Hint: Sleestacks!