Sundry Sunday: Floating and Spinning

Sundry Sunday is our weekly feature of fun gaming culture finds and videos, from across the years and even decades.

For a supposedly mature art form with (as we’re often reminded) revenue exceeding television and movies, and legions of fans ready to defend its honor in the gladiator pits of social media and discussion forums, it’s surprising how unexamined some video game tropes are.

Like, how so many games have decided that floating in the air and slowly rotating is a universal signal that an object can be collected? It’s ubiquitous! See for yourself:

What I especially like is how esoteric are a few of the games in this compilation of miscellaneous game collectables. I recognize both Ribbit King and ToeJam & Earl III (the often forgotten Xbox one) within this montage-like object!

Floating and Spinning (Youtube, four minutes)

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