There are two types of people in this world. People who understand that the NES is the greatest video game system of all time, and people who are wrong. Sure, the Atari 2600 is a close second, followed by the Sega Genesis, TurboGrafx 16, and Super Nintendo, but those are all debatable. The NES is not!
Folks, I grew up poor. You guys have no idea. I was finally able to afford my NES in November 1990, and I remember the date because I bought Double Dragon 3 to go along with it. You want dedication? I used to walk three miles (each way) to a friend’s house to borrow the original Zelda. That gold case still gives me chills.
Kids of the 2000s, you have no idea. You have your online gaming and your headsets, and I suppose that’s OK. We had pizza parties, paper maps packed into our NES boxes and social interaction. You have Madden #209878373873 and we had Tecmo Superbowl. You’ve got Destiny and we had Operation Wolf. And show me a hard game in 2017. I’ll show you Ghost and Goblins, at which point you will shit yourself, cry for your mommy, and then require therapy.
So, for all you Mike Tyson Punchout fans: 007-373-5963. Prepare to have your ass knocked out. It’s 2017, and I still can’t beat Mike.