I’ve been feeling rather nostalgic of late, and as well as playing my N64, I’ve had an inkling to get my hands on the much-sough-after Super NES (which I regrettably sold towards the end of its life span in the late nineties). Well, having bid unsuccessfully several times on various second-hand consoles over the past week, I finally got my hands on a fully-boxed, Super Mario All Stars edition, which came in the post today.
Man, I spent many hours of my pre-adolescent/adolescent years playing on this console (and credit must go to my Mother and Grandmother for putting their hard-earned money together and buying me one at Christmas — it certainly kept me off and the streets and out of mischief). Along with all the Marios, I was a keen fan of SFII Turbo, Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct, and pretty much ended up perfecting my skills on those games before I even bothered to get involved with women and/or beer.
Yep, I was a geek, through and through, and although I will never be able to reclaim those awesome years I had, it still feels somewhat special having this console in my possession again. I’ll take this over the X-box, PS or Wii any day.