NOTE: Although I didn’t include it in this blog Binding of Isaac, Don’t Starve, Putt Putt (a game I played in preschool-kindergarten age), Little Big Planet and Call Of Duty are also games I enjoy playing, although more so as an adult.
This blog was a long time coming. I’ve been a fan, closeted or not, of Nintendo™ for a while now. It defined my childhood and maintained a place in my life as an adult.
When I was as young as 7, I remember going into the basement and playing on the consoles we had there. We had an NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) and a Sega (to be honest I can’t remember which model it was but I remember playing it). I remember most of the games I played on the consoles too, not limited to Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong Country, Sonic the Hedgehog, Excitebike, Duck Hunt, Contra and likely Mario Party and Mario Kart. I recall playing Bubble Bobble and Bomberman on the computer as well as Paperboy on my brother’s old television. I also recall my other brother’s Sega Game Gear. On that I played Mortal Kombat 2 and another game that I can’t recall the name of.
As I recall all these games, I get that fuzzy feeling of nostalgia and a bit of pride knowing how I’ve tried to recreate access to these games in my adult life. A few years ago I told my mum that I wish I could recreate my gaming childhood and she got me a wii and later she got me a 3DS. Thanks to the purchases I can play current versions of Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and Mortal Kombat. I am also trying to figure out my latest purchase of Sonic the Hedgehog. In addition to reliving my childhood games I’ve also added to the mix: Animal Crossing, Legend of Zelda (Skyward Strike – my first LoZ on wii, Ocarina of Time, Link Between Worlds and Phantom Hourglass all on DS), Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Brothers, Scribblenauts and Corpse Party.
As I await my latest purchase Sims 2 Pets (a computer game tryst I forgot to mention as well as GTA on the computer) I realize the bulk of my income goes towards my re-realized dedication Childhood Nostalgia.