My NES Childhood
I started playing video games when I was 5, my brother (who is 6 years older than me) was given the NES, he only lived with us on weekends and holidays but left his consoles at my house. During the week I would come home from school, sit on the couch with my dog and play Duck Hunt and Mario Bros
My mum had bought some sweet non-genuine nes controlers that had a turbo button, I liked playing with them more the the real ones even though the turbo button didn't work
My mum use to bring me down to our local video store so I could borrow new NES games.
My favourites were Snake Rattle and Roll
and Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City
My brother would get new games for B-day/Christmas; Zelda, DuckTales, Rad Racer
etc… and I would play them more than him. I felt like it was my console.
A SNES To Remember
It was my Brothers birthday and he was given the SNES.
The first game we played was Donkey Kong Country
and it was amazing. We though the graphics were the best thing we had ever seen, 3D-ish OMG NO WAY!
I remember playing Mario Brothers All Star
by myself one night and my mum came in and grabbed me and we started dancing to the Mario music.
The SNES was a great console and at the time I thought it wouldn’t get any better, but then…
Nintendo 64 For The Win
As soon as the N64 was released my brother was given one.
We played Mario Kart and Goldeneye
every time he was home, he always won and that made me so madface.
For Christmas he was given Zelda: Ocarina of time
, and that’s when I fell deep in love with the 64. I started my own game but could never beat the first boss Queen Gohma. I was so scared of that giant spider that when I got up to her I would delete my game and just keep playing the start over and over again.
I still crap my panties when i look at this image. Creepzilla.
I didn’t know anybody else that played N64, and then a new girl started at my primary school. She was seated next to me and we didn’t say anything to each other for ages. Finally I turned to her and said ‘So…..do you like Nintendo?’
she stared at me and then replied ‘……YES!’
all of a sudden our eyes lit up and we started talking about what game was our favourite, we both agreed, Zelda was the best game in the world.
She had just beaten the giant spider so that night I went home and faced my fears. I screamed all the way through the battle but finally won.
We would go to each other’s house to play Zelda and we would ring each other and play over the phone while talking about it.
The next couple of months were super; we beat temples together, collected new items, met new characters and even missed a school dance and friends birthday so we could play.
When we made it to Ganons final battle we were so excited, there was a lot of panic and yelling but when watching the credits we were quiet. We had finished the game but also finished our adventure together…It was bitter sweet.
Our friendship never stopped, even after she moved away. When Majora's Mask
was released we were able to start a new journey together, and this time it was even better than Ocarina.
Conker's Bad Fur Day
also brought us so much joy, some teenage sold it to me at Target not realising it was M and I was only 14.
I use to wait for my parents to leave the house before playing it because I didn’t want them to know it had naughty words in it.
The GameCube Era
My brother moved out and with him my dreams of Nintendo…not really, he gave me all his consoles because he said I used them more, Score!
I saved up all my pocket money to buy a GameCube along with Mario Kart: Double Dash
A lot of people dissed the GameCube but I actually really enjoyed all the games I owed.
Imo Zelda: Wind Waker
is probably the most remarkable Zelda game so far and I really loved Smash Brothers Melee
, I would play it every morning for 20mins before going to high school.
was so fun and Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix
was hilarious. I really think Mario Dance has set me up for life with all other dance mat games, I’m so good now…haha heh ahahaaaa!
Wii’s The Future
The Wii holds a special place in my heart. It was my last year of high school and I had won a Nintendo competition to be one of the first in Australia to play it. I went to the Nintendo headquarters and played Wii sports, Zelda TP and Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
. It was GREATTTT!
My parents bought me a Wii console for Christmas. I remember going and picking it up on release day.
When I moved out to go to uni I got wifi and was able to connect my Wii to the net, I was obsessed With Mario Kart and Smash Bros and played them every day. I would often miss phone calls because I was in the middle of a game and then later I would get a text saying ‘I bet you’re not answering you phone because your too busy playing Mario Kart!’
…THAT’S CORRECT, DON’T BOTHER ME, I’M BUSY WINNING AT LIFE!
I was also obsessed with youtube at the time so went on to make a few lame as Brawl Machinima videos, I uploaded them for all the world to see and pretty much thought i was totally awesome for doing so. Facepalm.
I also played ALOT of High School Musical: Sing It!
I thought i was a singing protege, the best! Lolno, i was the worst. Everyone who could hear me singing would go out of their way to come and tell me ‘Maybe you should get singing lessons...’
Looking back I feel a little bad for anyone who had to hear me… Poor unfortunate soles.
My End From Gaming
So this will be brief.
For the past 2 years I have had to forget about gaming. I sold a lot of my collectables, never playing online games, never went on gaming websites and lost a lot of my gaming friends. I was unhappy for most of those 2years, almost every day I would think about some aspect of gaming.sadface.
Craft to the Rescue
The last couple of months I started making gaming craft. It’s been a lot of fun and has shown me that gaming will always be a passion no matter what.
I thought getting back into gamming after all this time would feel weird but it’s like I never left! I bought a PS3 and 360 (for all the zombie games <3) but Nintendo will always be my number 1 love. I grew up with Nintendo and the characters feel like family, I can’t wait to see what the Wii U brings!