Friday, November 12, 2010


That, my friends, is an FC Twin. And if you don't know what that is....let me give you a hint....

Yes indeedy- This system is compatible with old Nintendo, and Super Nintendo games, meaning Dustin and I can play Super Mario Brothers to our hearts content. And bonus- we don't even have to blow into the cartridges to make the games work!

We still had quite a few games left over from our childhoods (several that I recently stole back from my dad's house.....they have a Wii...they'll be fine.) but don't worry- we picked up a few new-to-us versions from the local Game Exchange. I've got all the Mario I can handle (which, if I do say so myself, is a lot), and Dustin has regressed to his fat-kid youth playing game after game of Mike Tyson's Punch Out and Blades of Steel. (He invites his friends over for those...violent sports aren't really my strong suit. With the exception of Arch Rivals. Don't even try me- I will punch the living daylights out of you....)

We've had it for a few weeks, and we've already spent more than a couple nights playing game after game of Super Mario Brothers 3 trying to beat it (it's just as hard as I remember!) Sure, it's a gigantic waste of time, but there's something magical about the nostalgic, simple fun of an NES game. And, you haven't lived until you see 8-bit graphics on a 46" high-def screen!

Aside from some DDR, and Guitar Hero, Dustin and I haven't really gotten into newer video games....we don't own an X-box or a Wii. In some ways I think some of the old games are better than anything that's out today....And even kids that are too young to remember when Nintendo was the only option, seem to get the appeal. On Halloween, we played, in between visits from trick-or-treaters, and one ten year old just about LOST it when he spotted our screen from the porch. He and his friends asked if they could come in and play. I told them to grow up, get a job, buy their own game. Or maybe I just gave them candy instead.....I mean- my ability to share only goes so far....

So what about you gamers? Did you have a favorite game of 'Tendo? (as my little sister used to call it). Think your skills have held up over the years? Come on over!


  1. Beware - I have often regretted giving away my old Nintendo and wished I could have a lazy weekend day playing Super Mario Bros. like I did when I was a kid, so I might be inviting myself over to beat you at your own game.....once I remember how to play.

  2. Come on over!! I'm not scared......

  3. I'm so jealous you got the controllers with the RIGHT buttons after I left ... I know that was a cheap ploy to get me to return ... and, well ... it worked ... unlike all these ellipses I keep using.

    My favorite Nintendo games were:

    Baseball Stars
    Tecmo Bowl
    Mike Tyson's Punch-Out

  4. oh my gosh, courtney that's so awesome!!! my mom actually still has our old 'tendo' and has some games too!!! can you say....DUCK HUNT? oh how i loved all the mario bros. games!!! my fav was tetris. i kid you not, i might just have to go steal it back to keep at our house b/c you made it sound SO COOL to own one again. seriously, nothing beats it. we don't own a wii either... :)

  5. Are you telling me you can play Legend of Zelda? So jealous!