Happy 30th To The Nintendo Entertainment System!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years today since the NES first hit America and helped Nintendo to become a juggernaut in the gaming world, with a little help from a certain plumber named Mario of course.

[Via] Treadman28

[Via] Japan Commercials 4U2
I’ve shared on the site before my memories of getting the NES back in my youth and how it truly changed my life, it was then and there that I discovered just how much of a gamer I really was. That also was true for my Grandmother as we kind of worked a split shift in terms of beating some of the games like Metroid.

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Of course being October I think we have to share this commercial for one of my absolute favorite NES titles…Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest!

[Via] All Gaming Commercials

So thank you Nintendo for 30 years of the Nintendo Entertainment System, a console that still sees tons of use by the next generation of gamers at the Arkadia Retrocade and will hopefully do so for at least another 30 years!


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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