The NES hit shelves in the US in 1985. I remember renting the system from our local grocery store. I mostly played Mario and Zelda. When the Super NES hit in 1991 this was the best thing since sliced bread. I had a ton of games and I had major battles with my brothers and friends. My son and I recently played Zelda A Link to the Past.
Back in the day it took me and my 3 brothers playing round the clock trial and error to figure out the boards and beat the whole game. I remember how nervous I was when I finally made it to Ganon. We also spent countless hours playing Mortal combat. This was a real awesome game just had to get those finishing moves down, up, up, right, down, down, down, A. Final Fantasy, Super Mario, and Yoshi Island were other games we enjoyed playing. Compared to today’s sports games the graphics were pretty bad, but when you grow up playing Tecmo Bowl, Madden football was awesome. We spent hours battling and even building our own players. We also had MLB, NBA Jam (He’s on fire), Mike Tyson Punch Out, Mario Andretti, World Cup Soccer, and many more great sports games that filled our teenage years with happiness. One of my favorite SNES games was the Tetris Dr Mario combo game.
I once hit 204 lines on Tetris, that took a lot of concentration and playing to get that high. I still have my original SNES and still enjoy playing the games. My son has a switch but I still enjoy the classic games. Who loves playing the classic video game systems? Which system did you grow up with? What are your favorite classic video games? Sound off AFTER THE JUMP and let us know!