The early eighties is a time of mixed feelings. A saturated market and abominations like E.T. for the Atari 2600 had thrown the western world into the shambles known as the video game crash of '83. Yet it is this very year that on the coasts of the rising sun a miracle was taking place. A company that was once selling playing cards had released the first version of what most of us know as the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Right now, in its county of origin, everybody's going crazy over the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. While I absolutely agree that this is an event worthy of some serious celebration, there is another anniversary that's being largely overshadowed. After all, Nintendo didn't develop the NES just to remain on the Japanese isles forever.
That's why today, exactly 25 years after the NES was released on the American mainland, River City Retro is taking you on a journey across the world. We are going to take an in-dept look at the various shapes and forms the NES took as it conquered the world. Happy anniversary!
First of all I'll have to a