I admit that I haven’t played video games in 10 years, but that doesn’t mean that this picture tweeted by Bryan Graham of Sports Illustrated today was not of interest. Nintendo Power is going out of business after 24 years. The video game magazine was one of my favorite reads as a kid and Graham tweeted this picture of the “Top 30 Games for Nintendo” in the first issue of Nintendo Power in July 1988. I love the picture for the memories and the ratings. Three quick thoughts:
1. Legend of Zelda at #1 is no surprise. When that game came out, I played it for approximately 2 months non-stop. One of the best ever.
2. From the beginning of time, ice hockey games have always been the best of the major sports. The original Ice Hockey was brilliant and they only got better.
3. I had not thought of the word “Rygar” in 20 years. That made me happy.
Hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane…