If I’m not on record with this statement elsewhere on this blog… I’m going on record with it now. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is the greatest console ever made. Every game on it that I loved, I’ve gone back to play again over 10 years later, and they still hold up. This can’t be said for many of the great games of older consoles. It can’t be said of (many) newer consoles, either, because enough time hasn’t past yet.
“But… that’s just nostalgia talking,” I can hear you saying.
“Is not!” was once my go-to response to such naysaying. But no longer! I now have evidence. It’s Charlotte’s favourite system.
Charlotte loves Super Mario World. She likes to watch it, but she prefers to play it. Of course, for her, playing it consists of getting to Yoshi in world 1-2, asking me to jump on him, and then she proceeds to stick out her tongue along with Yoshi, eating imaginary shells and spitting out imaginary fireballs.
It’s absolutely awesome to see her so excited about playing it. Unfortunately, whenever I pick up the camera and try to take a video or picture of how excited she is… she goes into Gamer Trance Mode. When her hands get big enough to hold the controller properly, she’s going to be a beast.
No, Mr. Naysayer, I am not putting too much weight into her three year old opinion. She also loves Asteroids on the Atari 2600, and Transbot on the SEGA Master System… and those game still hold… up… today…? Dammit.