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Tue 29th May 2012

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Ceru commented on Feature: Retro Console Launches - NES:

It was 1989, and my small hometown had a video store that rented out the NES, with the grey zapper, and Super Mario/Duck Hunt. I rented it, and had a devil of a time figuring out how to hook it up to my old TV (remember that dark grey box, the RF switch??). After successfully hooking it up, I rented Rush n' Attack, played it for a bit, meh it was okay. But I popped in Super Mario Bros... and played it for HOURS that night! After playing C64/Amstrad/Spectrum computer games, I felt truly spoiled that I could play video games on a machine intended just for that purpose: playing video games! I then rented Superman (not that great), and Mega Man II, one of the greatest NES games I've ever played, that title music, ah!! The following Christmas, I received an NES of my very own. Got Final Fantasy for my birthday, cursed my lungs out at Blaster Master, was disappointed at how easy Super Mario 2 was to complete, played a bootleg Famicom Mario 3, and '31 In 1' games, got StarTropics with the letter you dip in water to reveal a code needed in the game, experimented with the Game Genie, and barely survived the fun but frustratingly difficult BattleToads.