I love my SNES. I still think that Super Mario World is one of the most perfect games and has totally stood the test of time.
I finally bought a Super Nintendo! Childlike wonderment and awe has filled the SNES shaped hole that once made my life feel vague and empty!
As a young child in the first half of the 90?s, a Super Nintendo was completely off the radar for me in terms of what I wanted in my life. I liked Lego I liked cake and I wanted to be a hedgehog when I grew up (without even knowing what a Sonic was). I now know that that?s a real shame since I wasted time with things real kids were supposed to be doing rather than spending my time playing gems such as Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario World and Nigel Mansell?s Championship Racing(?) like I have found myself doing in the last couple of days.
I?m not a stranger to Nintendo consoles. I?ve owned all the other Nintendo home consoles (even the NES) and enjoyed them thoroughly, and due to this it?s a mystery to me as to why it?s taken me so long to pick one of these up.
I managed to purchase mine on Ebay in a bundle which included two Super Nintendo?s a load of control pads and a few games. The best part is that I just managed to sell the other console for more than the price of the package combined, so I essentially got paid to have a SNES!
Gloating aside I must say I?m pleased with the console I chose to keep. It has an interesting makeshift, two tone colour scheme going on due to a combination of the usual discoloration and what appear to be some replacement panels. As per usual with older Nintendo consoles it works as if it were brand new and I love the overall sturdiness of the thing combined with the satisfying clunk that comes with changing and inserting games.
The two games that have really grabbed my attention so far are the aforementioned Donkey Kong and Mario games, but I hope to pick up all the obvious greats over the coming weeks. I?m finding the two games surprisingly challenging due to an immense break from not only retro games, but games in general due to an extended period of travel, but I?m hoping this system will kick my ass enough to get me prepared for that copy of Dark Souls I have lying around!
So anyway my neglect of this wonderful console is all but 16bit water under the bridge now and I really hope to get my teeth into some of the games available for the system. If there are any little known or unusual titles that anyone has to recommend please let me know and I?ll get on to tracking them down.
I was going to include an epic explanation as to how in love with this system I am right now, but the fact that I?d rather rush off and play it to death probably gives it more justice than I?m able to explain.
This blog is in memory of the millions that died in the great banana famine of '93
@khatibi22 I know what you mean, that's the real joy about retro gaming often. They can be fundamentally as entertaining as anything created today due to the hard work and creativity of the minds behind what we now consider to be classic games, it often transcended much of the technical limitation present at the time. Thanks for reading :)
@SolidTy that's a nice story, I still own my original gameboy but that's about it. Its good to hear you are educating your kids on what real videogames are though :P thanks for reading!
@MC_Bally_Who @SolidTy Yeah, They have to play the classics before I let them touch the current gen stuff...which is what I play PCWiiPS360. They do from time to time play me on certain current MP games, but for kids their age. They beat the Mario Bros Trilogy on NES, Super Mario World, Sonic the Hedgehog...it's pretty neat. Of course, I also take the swimming, the library, and bike riding. Gotta make sure they have basic skills also. :P
Well it is good that you have spend your childhood mostly with non-virtual games like Lego and things. You can always catch up with what you think you missed in early 90s. Last week there was a digital game
fair in the city I live and there was a nische with real old consoles and Comodore and things. Even a T.V game which was something I also played when I started to become interested in digital games. It seems too primitive now but I must say it was as enjoyable as present day high graphic games if not more.
enjoy. I myself had an SNES back then, played it so much, and I'm pleased to say that very same SNES that I saved up for and I bought (parents didn't celebrate holidays, so If I wanted a gift, I needed to save my money and make money selilng candy door to door). Long story short, my SNES is now in my daughters room. They love it. They also have a N64, PSOne, and PS2 in their room too. :P