Why I Love… The Super Nintendo!

For this month’s Why I Love… post, I decided to show some love to my favorite video game console of all time. I do love each and every console I own for different reasons, but one stands a little bit above the others. Maybe it’s just nostalgia talking, but I just can’t help but love The Super Nintendo Entertainment System! 🙂

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Just looking at it makes me smile!

I had an awesome group of neighborhood friends that I hung out with constantly when I was younger, and though it’s been many years since I’ve talked to any of them, I think of them all pretty fondly! Anyway, two of them (Stacey and Jason) both had Super Nintendos, and I loved playing it at their houses. The game I remember playing the most was Donkey Kong Country!

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So many good times with this game!

After awhile, I really wanted an SNES of my own. As I wrote in my April Why I Love… post, my first system was the Game Boy, which also holds a very special place in my heart. I played the hell out of it and never got bored with it. I still loved my Game Boy, but the idea of playing a console on my TV screen was so much fun, and I didn’t want to always have to go to my friend’s houses to play one!

Once again, my mom was awesome and bought me an SNES of my own! I was 8 years old at the time. One of my first games was Super Mario Kart, which I played SO MUCH! My neighborhood friends and I held a contest once to see who was the best Super Mario Kart player, and I won 😉

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This version of Rainbow Road still gives me a heart attack…

Of course, I was in love with Donkey Kong Country and its sequels! I played DKC so much I think I still have muscle memory of that game to this day. I know just where the enemies are going to pop up! With this game, I got my uncle Chris interested in video games. He played DKC and Kirby’s Dream Course, and he was hooked! When he got married to my aunt Kelly, they even asked for an SNES and those two games as a wedding present! 🙂

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Screenshot from Kirby’s Dream Course… so many fun, unique levels in this game!

It’s probably no coincidence that my favorite game of all time is on my favorite system of all time! I’m talking, of course, about Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. If you haven’t already, you can read why I love this game so much in this post.

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I will never get tired of this game!

When I was a kid, I thought the SNES was going to remain current forever. I didn’t really have a grasp on advancing technology, so when the Nintendo 64 was announced, I was PISSED! I remember reading the Nintendo Power magazine in the grocery store while I was shopping with my grandma. I was telling her how it was so unfair that the were releasing the Nintendo 64 because that meant they would stop making games for the SNES… and I would NEVER EVER want one because the Super Nintendo was all I needed! Silly little me… I soon realized that it was a good thing that a new console was coming out and that it was okay to have different ones! 🙂

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I was NOT happy about the N64!

I have so many other good memories of the SNES, I could go on forever about it. All the games I own for it hold a special place in my heart. Whether I was stomping on Kremlings in Donkey Kong Country, saving Baby Mario in Yoshi’s Island, or shooting down zombies and other ghouls in Zombies Ate My Neighbors, I had an infinite amount of fun with this system. To me, the SNES defined my childhood, and I can’t imagine life without it!