During a warm spring day in 1990 my mind was pre-occupied as I struggled to push through my half day of Kindergarten. Although I generally enjoyed school at this young age I knew that something monumental was awaiting me at my grandparents’ house. It was this year that my grandma began a tradition of letting … More Breaking Down My Childhood NES Collection
Yesterday I read the news that Toys R Us is going to liquidate entirely rather than restructure debt meaning that the last national toy chain in the US is shuttering its doors for good. Over the years I witnessed the closures of Children’s Palace, K.B. Toys, and FAO Schwarz, and although I was dissatisfied or … More Random Memories of a Toys R Us Kid
Recently the release of the Nintendo Switch and it’s flagship title “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” has put the gaming community into a tizzy. Whenever a new Zelda game is released fans seem to reflect on the series as a whole and a general wave of Zelda nostalgia grips the internet. I’ve been … More Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES, 1988)
As I sit here and type this it’s difficult for me to believe that the Nintendo 64 is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. I began buying retro video games when the N64 was still being actively sold on store shelves and was considered contemporary. Now the Nintendo 64 itself is considered retro which makes me feel … More Nintendo 64: 20th Anniversary!
This has been quite a year for nostalgia. Twenty years of Microsoft Windows 95, 30 years of the Back to the Future franchise as well as the Back to the Future Day Wednesday October 21, 2015 as seen in Back to the Future Part II. Not to be overlooked is 30 years of the Nintendo … More Happy 30th Anniversary to the Legendary Nintendo Entertainment System (1985)
Nintendo was a phenomenon back in the 80’s and early 90’s. Kid’s shared playing tips on the school bus, discussed game secrets at lunch time, and went home to watch the Super Mario Bros Super Show after school. Nintendo was on pencil boxes, trading cards, backpacks, clothes, wall decorations, toys, and just about anything else that … More Nintendo Power #1 (July/August, 1988)