Well we finally did it. Our kids have been begging for a Wii for months. Shana happened to be walking by HMV and saw they had some in stock.
It got me thinking about my past Nintendo experiences. I bought my first Nintendo from Canadian Tire of all places for $185. Prices have barely changed. My neighbour and I purchased Super Mario Brothers 3 and played it all through the night, finishing it at 7 in the morning. Those were the days. My own kids are limited to 1 hour a day. At some point I’ll have to let them stay up for an all-nighter of their own. Maybe in the summer holidays.
I’ve always been a Nintendo guy. I’ve owned the original NES, the Super, 64, Gamecube and now the Wii. It’s a futuristic looking little thing. Mario, you’ve come a long way, baby.