Stretch back into your childhood as best you can and see if you can
remember the first five NES titles you've ever played, or just the first
five NES games you played in general at any age. Growing up I didn't
have my own console until the late 90's so I mostly played on my
brother's consoles. The first two gaming systems he had while I was real
little was the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis
(known as the Sega Megadrive outside of the US). This thread is
dedicated to the NES but I'll probably make one for the Sega later on.
most kids growing up in the 80s and early 90s, the first game I ever
remember playing was Super Mario Brothers. We had the double pack
cartridge that had Duck Hunts on it as well. I have fond, albeit vague,
memories of playing both games. Running around as a little red plumber
(of course I didn't understand what little there was of a plot, and I
didn't care) collecting coins and stomping on everything I saw. And then
hunting ducks with the Nintendo Zapper. Little did I know that this
would only be the beginning of a long life of gaming.
Champ is a game I used to play with my brother. It wasn't anything
amazing, you just had two guys who knew karate with a sensei in-between
and fought in a couple of different stages. From what I've seen the
arcade version of the game is miles better, but while the controls
weren't the greatest on the NES port I still had fun playing with my
brother. I was always the guy in the red (second player, since I was the
youngest) but that's cool with me. Red is cool.
We're going to need a bigger NES.
was the game I remember playing after Karate Chop. I never saw the
movie and at that point I didn't know it was based off a movie, I just
thought it was a game about a shark. I also used to think that the guy
you played was a fish. Either from the visuals or just having lousy
eyesight. But I thought you played a ship, that turned into a fish, that
fought a shark. (What was I on?). I never had any idea what I was
supposed to do to win, but it was just a fun game where my imagination
obviously felt that it could run free so for that I thank it.
game I used to play with my brother. Like Jaws I had no idea this was
based off a movie, so a lot of the criticism it got for being poorly
based on the movie never occurred to me because of that fact. I honestly
enjoyed the game, I thought it was a fun experience and it's probably
best co-op IMO. So if you have it and have a friend or someone over I'd
recommend at least giving it a try. I was able to enjoy it without
having any prior knowledge to who Freddy Kruger was so I don't see why
someone else couldn't.
Uncanny X-Men. I was (and still am) a big X-Men fan growing up and so
was my brother, so naturally we played this game together a lot. I would
always either play as Wolverine, Cyclops or Nightcrawler. Because they
were among my favorite X-Men (and sadly Gambit wasn't in it). It's
pretty mediocre as far as X-Men games and games in general go but back
then I didn't have anything better. So if you wanted to play some X-Men
that was the game to play. I don't think it'd be until X-Men 2 Clone
Wars for the Sega that I wouldn't be able to go back.