Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Believe it or not, today marks the 120th birthday for Nintendo.
You may not realize that Nintendo started out as a Japanese playing card company. The company still holds on to those roots in the form of Pokemon, but the face of the company has transformed to an Italian plumber, along with a Spock-like eared adventure hero, and a woman who wears a suit of armor that packs an arm cannon.
Way back on September 23, 1889, a businessman in Kyoto named Fusajiro Yamauchi started a company called “Nintendo Koppai” to manufacture a type of Japanese playing card, called hanafuda. In the six-score years since, while Nintendo still makes playing cards in Japan, the company has become slightly better-known for its line of electronics.
Why not celebrate the day by listing my top twenty-five Nintendo games of all time. This is my personal list including games I have played, so excuse me for leaving out anything from the Metroid series.
- Super Mario Brothers 3 - NES
- Tetris - Game Boy
- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Nintendo 64
- Earthbound - Super NES
- Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Super NES
- Legend of Zelda - NES
- Mega Man III - NES
- Super Mario 64 - Nintendo 64
- Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Gamecube/Wii
- Dragon Warrior - NES
- Super Mario Galaxy - Wii
- RBI Baseball - NES
- Contra - NES
- Super Mario Brothers - NES
- Mega Man II - NES
- Duck Hunt - NES
- Super Mario World - Super NES
- Goldeneye - Nintendo 64
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game - NES
- Super Mario Kart - Super NES
- A Boy and his Blob - NES
- Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Nintendo 64
- Mike Tyson's Punch-Out - NES
- Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball - Super NES
- Alleyway - Game Boy