Hey, I wonder how many Huey Lewis fans are going to be disappointed when Google sends them to this entry? I'm thinking it will be 9.
Anyway . . .
In this week's Games of our Lives, I looked at Golf on the NES. I'm trying to include more NES games, but they're really hard to get my hands on (even via emulation.) I can't wait for the Wii to come out, so I'll have access to all sorts of great old console games!
Here's my absolute favorite line in the entire piece, which is in my top five things I've done for Games of our Lives:
Could be mistaken for: Uh, it's golf. If you mistake it for anything else, you need to spend a little less time in Bat Country.Anyway, I absolutely loved this game, and spent countless hours playing it during my high school years, on the NES system I won in a Super Mario Brothers competition. Yeah, that's right, I rode the turtle trick to a massively high score, and won an NES system with a light gun, robot, and a ton of games. I haven't won many things in my life, but that one was sweet. In the same competition, my brother won a TV, so we combined our prizes for maximum staying in the bedroom with the Van Halen rocking and the video games and the flaven and the Nintendo thumb. Ga-hay.
That summer, Jeremy and I played hundreds of thousands of millions of hours of NES, mostly Metroid, Super Mario Brothers, Kung-Fu, and Wrecking Crew. Whenever I see or get to play one of those wonderful NES classics, I am sent back to the summer of 1987 or 1988 (it's all an 8-bit blur) when we'd stay up all night playing games, swim all day (talking about the games we were playing) and wondering if this new TV series I'd just started would be as cool as the original.