I love to rediscover fun things from my past… Yesterday I woke up and decided to go through some of my old CD-ROMS just to see what I had backed up on them. On one of these discs I found an original Nintendo (NES) emulator. For those of you who do not know what an “emulator” is, it is a application that I can install on my Mac to make it think that it is something else… So when I run this program, my mac thinks that it is an original Nintendo gaming system. Pretty cool. Here is a link to check and see it your computer can run one of these emulators. Click here.
Needless to say, Ryan and I had a fun time playing “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out”, “Baseball Stars” and “Super Mario Brothers.” It is amazing how all of the tricks to playing these games never really leaves your head. I can still beat most of the opponents on “Punch-Out”, and “Super Mario Bros” was no problem (with warping).
The memories that come back to you while playing these games are the best part. I remember playing “Super Tecmo Bowl” with my brother for hours in our basement on Quincy street. Man, the amount of cussing and screaming that went on would be enough to embarrass a sailor. Seriously, we were brutal. There were several times that I thought that Satan might pop out of the gaming console and say, “you guys are acting like real DICKS… You are making me feel uncomfortable.” We were that bad. I think that we went through something like 6 controllers… Because that was the cool thing to do when you lost… Throw the controller… it was the controllers fault, not yours.
I am just now (over the last two years) realizing what a DICK move it is to be a sore loser. It is really hard to get over this personality flaw… and I guess that the first step is realizing that you have a problem… Hi, my name is Joe, and I am a sore loser… 11 more steps and I will be safe to play with others.