BY: Arturo Rivo Jr.
Are you into video games? By now, I’m almost sure all of you have an experience playing a video game of some sort especially now that we are on the digital age where we can’t live without a smartphone or a PC.
If you are a 1980’s kid, I’m sure you’ll remember this baby.. The Family Computer!!! yeah baby! hahaha This was 80’s answer to Playstation 3! Probably the most beloved console of all time! It was an 8 bit game console with thousands of addictive games! Yeah, you heard it right.. I’m a self confessed addict myself literally playing morning till night with this thing. Children have gone made with this thing.. friends and neighbors get together to play it and trade games. I remember my mom used to repeatedly remind me and scold me to stop playing and sleep at night. hehe
This game console has given me a lot of fun memories! I really spent hundreds and probably thousand of hours with this toy. The family computer, also know as The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), has revolutionized the gaming industry. It was released in 1983 and ever since video gaming has never been the same and became a billion dollar business. By the end of its run (1991-1995), over 60 million NES units had been sold throughout the world. A famous game, Super Mario Bros 3 was released in 1988 selling over 7 million copies in America and 4 million copies in Japan, making it the most successful standalone home video game in history. Talking about an overwhelming demand at that time. The NES has produced over 2000 games worldwide.
Anyway, here is the list of my favorites: Kung Fu, Battle City, Karateka, Super Mario Bros 2 and 3, Ice climber, Street Fighter 2, 1942, Balloonfight, Bomber man, Contra, Dig dug, Excitebike, Legend of Kage, Elevator Action,Galaga, Twin Bee, Load Runner, Mappy, Pinball, Rockman and Megaman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Double dribble, Donkey Kong, and Tetris. I have to say that Super Mario Bros 3 is my Top choice. Great gameplay and it was super fun and addictive. You’ll definitely scream.. SAVE THE PRINCESS!!! hehe
So, did the legendary NES touched your lives too? Consider yourself lucky if it did!! hahaha
What are your favorites? =)
BTW. For all those who misses the games, you can search the web for emulators. These are programs that let you play your favorite NES games in your PC. You can also search for games in the web. The games are called ROMs. Use the emulators to load the ROMs and then you can start playing. Happy searching! haha