That’s right, 25 years ago today, the Nintendo Entertainment System transformed the world, saving the ailing video game industry in the process. Starting on this day 25 years ago, children (and adults) were treated to Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Mega Man, Metroid, and countless other franchises that have since exploded in popularity.
There’s nothing really special about this post. Just wanted to pay homage to a system that will forever go down as one of the most important pieces of history in the world. Can you believe a third of households had an NES? So awesome.
Thank you, NES, for changing all of our lives for the better. May your offspring provide us with more hours of fun, more characters to love, and fewer insanely hard games that don’t work unless you blow on the cartridge.
(btw, there’s a rumor that the spectacular 25th anniversary DSi XL will indeed be coming to the US. Here’s hoping the Mario Collection [Mario All-Stars for Wii, more or less] gets here, too!)