September 4, 2009

Flashback Friday – Nintendo (the originals)



Time for another fun Flashback Friday without the effects of taking acid…wait stare at that picture long enough and you may have one of your own. Just kidding of course (or am I)?


This week’s flashback is featuring the original Nintendo Entertainment Systems! What I mean by that is the first NES and the Super Nintendo (SNES).

I remember getting the original when I was in kindergarten. I think I got it for Christmas. It was either that or my birthday. Okay, maybe I don’t remember it that well after all. Anyways, I loved it. I played the Mario Bro games and went down sewers, beat the bosses and saved the princess. I shot ducks with a special orange gun. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I remember my parents playing Duck Hunt too on it. They weren’t as into the Mario Brother games. Shooting things was much cooler. I’m sure we had other games too (like Tetris), but honestly I don’t remember.

Then came the Super Nintendo! I was uber excited to get this for Christmas. I remember it was Christmas I opened this beauty on. It was by far the present highlight of the year where parents say “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Birthday” and all those good holidays you get presents on because this cost more than a few shirts and a CD and they want you to feel bad it cost that much and therefore appreciate it more. It works. Good ruse I’ll have to remember for the future.

I loved the Super Mario games on here too and the ones with Yoshi – so cute! I also had a Mario Cart where I gained some serious road rage issues. My favorite though was Donkey Kong Country (all of them). I played these all the time. Great game!



Sadly, I don’t have a Wii or a Nintendo DS Lite. So for now, I’ll reminisce on my fond memories of Nintendo from childhood.


* Don’t forget you can take part in Flashback Fridays too. Grab the picture for it or not just link back to me please.

12 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

I don't think I ever had a Nintendo. Just an old school GameBoy. This post makes me think of Zelda - I used to play that game 24/7. :)

Jaime said...

This is so great- I love vintage Nintendo! It was the best.

Happy long weekend!

learnxtoxfly said...

I had SNES! I lloooveed it! My favorite was def Mario Kart! (still is today)

LB and I have a Wii but we honestly never play it. I do sometimes when I feel like renting a game, but mostly I don't own one because most of their games are for kiddies. SOme are fun though!

And of course, I will be partaking in your Flashback Friday! =)

Lee said...

I used to play nintendo with my friends. :) I loved it.

Little Miss Tiara said...

OMG NINTENDO! I remember about it very much, lol. I enjoyed super nintendo so much, I played with my little brother and usually I lost to him (Of course! He's like the super player, he can win any game!). Donkey king is of course one of the game I couldn't win, lol. But super mario bross, although I never really finished it (my brother did) I love it, haha. Thank you for bringing back such a heartwarming memory ;)

the girl in stiletto said...

i remember the ori nintendo. and every time one of my current gadgets breaks down or something, i'll bring myself back to those good ol memories, where i used to play nintendo and if the cartridge didn't work, i would just give it a blow (i dont know where i got the idea that dust must be causing the game to become stuck or something) :P

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Sheri, your post reminded me of my Nintendo that I left in the Philippines.
I'm glad to be here. Have a happy weekend. :)

Kaylen said...

We didn't get a Nintendo for ages...our parents bought us a Collecovision, which was the ghetto version, but we were still proud to have it!

Andhari said...

I played nintendo all the time when I was a kid, fighting with my brother for not wanting to share then my parents got mad at me :p

Yaya said...

Haha! Wow! That was a flashback!

Jessica♥ said...

my family still owns the nintendo w/ donkey kong. we play it every once in a while. =] especially Mario.

Liz said...

We loved our Nintendo growing up! The first thing I did when we bought our Wii was download the old games. They are just as fun now as when we were kids!