Let’s Play A Game

nintendo 2017When it comes to my history with video games, owning a Super Nintendo changed my life. That era of gaming, and specifically my time with that console, transformed me into a kid who likes video games into a full-blown gaming enthusiast (at least for me and anything Nintendo related). While growing up, my first memory of a video game console, was the Atari 2600. I never personally owned one but I vividly remember playing Pong, Space Invaders, Breakout and Combat at various friend’s houses. And of course, let’s not forget playing Pacman, Mrs. Pacman, Donkey Kong and Centipede in every Arcade and restaurant available. I miss those days. The times were so simple and so much fun and today’s kids will never get to experience. Trust me, there is a point to all of this.

For a very long time, I stopped playing video games. That is, until I met my husband. Of course, he was really into video games and knew pretty much everything about them because he had owned several gaming systems. I was out of the loop so he introduced me to Nintendo and then later Super Nintendo. I was instantly hooked. I could not get enough of Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong Country. My husband and I would literally stay up all night, having competitions, against each other. Those are some of my most fondest memories.  Donkey_Kong_Country_-_North_American_Boxart

As time went on, after several moves and having children, things get lost or misplaced, such as the Nintendo gaming system. My children are 23 and 17 and we’ve had every gaming system since the Super Nintendo and to me, nothing compares. I’m sure my wunderful readers have seen the Super Nintendo NES Classic Edition gaming console which includes 21 pre-installed games (yes, including my favorites such as Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong Country) and 2 controllers for $89. When I saw this, I got super excited and Just knew I had to have this game. Needless to say, every time a store would sell them, they would instantly sell out. Yes, Amazon and eBay would sell them but of course, for 3 and 4 times the original price. After a while, I just gave up but still wanted this game more than anything. AND THEN IT HAPPENED…on Christmas morning, I opened one of my gifts, both from my daughter and my son, and it was Super Nintendo NES Classic Edition gaming console; there in all its glory! I felt like a kid who sat on Santa’s lap only to tell him of the one and only toy they so desperately wanted. Well, I got it and I loved it and it was everything that I remembered and wanted it to be. I thought it would be a struggle to play but it all came back to me almost instantly. This is one of the best gifts I have ever received from my kids and I am truly happy. If you want a little nostalgia in your life and if you’re a Nintendo fanatic like me, this system is for you.

If you have one, please let me know what you think and if you’re just as happy as I am.

Thank you for reading and much love to all you wunderful people!

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