My first video game system was an Nintendo NES or as I called it growing up Regular Nintendo to not to confuse people when I talked about gaming systems at a young age. My NES library was small, sure it came with Super Mario Bros. & Duck Hunt but my collection consisted of Fester’s Quest, The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I played games like Mega Man, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Metroid at cousins or relatives houses.
Since getting the NES for Christmas 1990 I’ve always loved playing video games. I’ve owned every gaming system under the sun. Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, N64, etc. I love the GameCube and the endless library of games, spent hours and long nights staying up late playing Super Smash Bros. Melee, Luigi’s Mansion, and my all time favorite GC game Resident Evil 4.
Looking back now I wonder what happened to all my gaming systems and games. I know for a fact that my NES stopped working one afternoon, as for Super Nintendo or Genesis or even my N64 I have no idea where they went. Maybe my mom sold them off or got thrown away, who knows. I sold my original GameCube a year ago.
Cut to that same year… A retro gaming store opened up a couple towns over called Respawn Gaming. I bought my childhood back. NES, N64, and SNES Classic… I bought all the wrestling games for N64 and after playing them I thought what was I thinking? My muscle memory is gone and it was time consuming. I gave my SNES Classic away to a friend and as for the NES I was enjoying every minute of it. With that in mind I traded back the N64 and games and bought every game I ever wanted to play as kid for the NES.
To this day I’m still playing the Nintendo NES, I bought all the games I had growing up and then some. I really enjoy Championship Bowling, RoboCop, and Castlevania to name a few.
My first gaming system was the NES and all these years later I’m still enjoying the first console I ever played. It’s safe to say the 8-bit era is my favorite.
Top Five NES Games
5. Mega Man 3
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
1. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse