By now it
should come as no surprise to you that I used to live, eat, and breathe
NES games. Actually, I still do. (If you haven't tried 'em in between two
slices of rye bread with some honey mustard, you don't know what you're
missing.) And as much as I like to glorify the
"golden age of video games", there were still quite a few products that
frankly sucked Bowser's big, fiery nutsack. That being said, I've decided
to give you a nice little tour of some of the best and worst things to
come from the Nintendo Entertainment System era. Now this list is by no means
all-inclusive, because let's face it... during the 80's there were more
Nintendo products in circulation than pennies. So, if there's something that
didn't make my list, feel free to
and I just might cover it in my next update.
things off, I think I'll begin with the mother of all Nintendo systems...
The Nintendo Entertainment System - Deluxe Set!
even describe how good it felt to get one of these when I was a kid. Not
only did you get the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Mario
Bros., Duck Hunt, and Gyromite, but you also got the Zapper gun and ROB
the Robot. So much gaming goodness all packaged neatly into a giant box
that a hobo could probably live in. What more could a kid with a desire to
procrastinate doing his homework want?
styrofoam this system came with was nothing to laugh at either. While most
kids probably just threw out the styrofoam, I had to find a use for it.
After all, it's not every day that you get a giant piece of styrofoam that
could make a PERFECT G.I. Joe "snow battle playset". Damn straight!
I remember pretending all the Joes were having a big battle at the North
Pole. Of course, none of the Joes could see Storm Shadow coming, since he
was a white ninja and camouflaged with the styrofoam perfectly. Not that
it would have mattered even if they could see him. Out of all the fake G.I.
Joe battles I created as a kid, I cannot think of a single one that Storm
Shadow didn't win. So what if I was biased? He was a ninja for chrissakes!
You think "The Fridge" figure could stop Storm Shadow? Wrong.
aside, the system really was the most important thing in life when it came
out, and I'll be covering both the Zapper
gun and ROB the Robot later on in this piece. Use the
list below for quick access to individual items, or you can be a good
little gamer and view them in order by moving onward to the
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