I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. I’m a Nintendo fanboy and I’m proud of it. With the exception of the Virtual Boy, I’ve owned just about every console that Nintendo has put out. My eyes opened up in awe when I took our favorite Italian plumber through a 3D adventure in Super Mario 64. I couldn’t help myself when I bought the Nintendo DS, getting in on some crazy multiplayer online action in Mario Kart DS. But we all know where it started.
No, not quite as far back as the original Donkey Kong. I’m talking about that gray box known as the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES. It was on this system that I was first exposed to Pro Wrestling. It was on this system that I first learned to jump on goombas and punch out Mike Tyson. It was also on this system that we all learned about the classic Konami code. I can still hear it ringing in my ears…. up up down down left right left right B A select start. Ah, the memories.
Batman is good and all, but I totally don’t see how it made the top ten when games like Dr. Mario failed to make the list. What about Punch Out?
On a totally unrelated note, anyone who runs a blog probably gets inundated with a fair amount of spam comments and most of these are usually related to either sex, prescription drugs, or life insurance. I thought one comment that got caught by the filter today was quite strange. It was for a car rental company… that I used to work for.
I didn’t know that Enterprise resorted to these kinds of tactics, but based on my experience working with the company, somehow it doesn’t surprise me.