So I like video games. Who am I kidding? I LOVE video games. Since I can remember, they’ve always been like alcohol, something I’ve also come to love over the years. Just like the bottle, I can’t seem to put that controller down. At first I was a little Nintendo kid and everyone else was a big stupid doo-doo head. I also went through a PC gaming and handheld phase, but during the past 26 years on this planet, I’ve come to enjoy the finer sides of all the major sides of gaming, be it PC, console, or hell, even tabletop. It’s the greatest pass time ever and to this day never ceases to amaze me.
But lets stick with my childhood for this article.
I grew up, as I said, a Nintendo kid. The Sega was trash, and I mean, rightfully so. Don’t fucking argue with me on this. You had nothing but a landfill of fucking batteries to power that nuclear generator called a Game Gear. Thanks for global warming, by the way. Assholes. I’m sorry, that was my inner childhood surfacing. Let’s cram him back a way down there. I’m a fan of nostalgia. I love the memories it brings back. When it comes to gaming, it usually brings back awesome memories like that time I played and beat A Link to the Past a bajillion times one summer because I could. Or the time didn’t go to classes one morning so I could drive into the town over and return my copy of Splinter Cell because it was missing disc one.
I could talk about tons of gaming memories, but I want to get to the point of all this. I’m a hardcore collector. Well, I was until I moved into an apartment, aged 26 years and realized I don’t have the money nor the room to keep doing this. Fortunately, my parents loved me enough to put what little money they could toward my gaming habit at a really young age and got me my first console, a Nintendo Entertainment System. Along with that, I began my downward spiral into nerdum and my collection of Nintendo Power Magazine.
Nintendo Power was what pretty much started off my reading. First I would look at the pictures, eventually I’d learn to use the maps and then actually reading the articles and reviews. I was learning about what I would someday cherish. I had no idea this habit would turn into my biggest time sink when I was just a baby gamer. A few weeks back, my parents send my a box of stuff they didn’t want in my old room anymore. It took my a while to get to it, but I would eventually find a good chunk of my old Nintendo Power collection. Guys, I took pictures. Click to expand, ma fucka!
These were the first issues I pulled from the box. Super Mario World Y'aaaaaaaall
EGM back when it was still Electronic Gaming Monthly. That date is '89 people! /Old
It's weird how I remember these. I wish I remember the articles as much as I do the cover art.
The Mega Man X Limited Edition Bonus Issue. Mega Man X was one of my favorite games and characters growing up. That was one of my favorite issues of NP.
A Link to the Past issue. Fuck yes.
I remember being super pumped about Super Metroid during that issue.
Link's Awakening and Zelda 2 issues. I played so much Zelda 2 as a kid. So. Much.
All of the Mega Mans.
I don't how long it's gonna take me to read this.
The final issue of my subscription. They really knew how to make a guy feel like a fat sack of crap.
Nintendo Bucks. Need repairs? Get 10% off!
One of the many posters. This is fucking tight!
ROBOCOP! Fuck it, I'm tearing all of the posters out of those NPs and putting them all over my walls!
River City Ransom map. Fucking amazing.
The finalist of fantasies.
So that’s it. Or all I took. I love doing these nostalgia blogs, so I may do more. If I find more poster, I’ll post ’em! Do you have some pictures that will blast us from the past us? Email us at TeaBagFM@gmail.com and you could get featured in another edition of Nerd Alert!
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