Move over The Simpsons, it seems like every time I dust off a classic video game lately I find another eerie warning that has become shockingly accurate. Don’t believe me? Let’s check out some examples!
Doug’s Big Game – Game Boy Color (2001)
Most of us remember the cartoon character Doug as a charming teenager that dealt with common adolescent predicaments and confided them in his journal. This nifty little Game Boy Color game let Doug go on a few rants about what he believed, and let’s just say it’s a little wild to go back and see this prediction. Coincidence or strange premonition? You decide!
Madden NFL ‘95 – Multiple Platforms (1994)
Many have dismissed John Madden’s video game status as the godfather of football as nothing more than a well-timed promotional contract being signed, but nuggets like this prescient thought from the 1995 edition of the game shows that John Madden’s mind was truly one for the ages.
Wario’s Woods – NES (1994)
Wario’s Woods was the last North American NES game released, coming well into the reign of the more powerful Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Sadly, that meant that this entertaining puzzler remains unsung in the grand scheme of things. Perhaps if more people had played it they’d be less surprised as more states vote to adopt recreational marijuana.
The Flintstones: Burgertime in Bedrock – Game Boy Color (2000)
Not many people played this BurgerTime knock off, and it’s not hard to understand why. However, those of us that owned this mostly unremarkable game back in the day always knew the withdrawal of American troops after nearly 20 years would be handled regrettably.