Monday, 14 September 2015
Super Mario Bros. memories
It was one of the first games that she bought for me and one that I instantly loved. From the first little Goomba walking towards me, the first time I collected a mushroom that made Mario grow and then another that gave him the fire power-up and then finally finding a star, the way the music changed to that very familiar tune and the way it allowed me to run through enemies without taking a hit.
The game was so basic yet at the same time there was depth to it with finding areas like the secret warp zones and mastering the levels to try and get through as quickly as possible and without dying. You could play for minutes or you could play for hours.
I remember playing the game over and over as I died and when I tried different warp zones and when I just wanted to sit and complete it again and I still do all these things even now.
Super Mario Bros. for me is one of those games that stays with you all your lives. A game where you will instantly recognise the music and the sound effects, a game that you can go back to time and time again, a game that you will never stop enjoying.
Sadly when the SNES was released I sold my original NES but then in 1993 Nintendo released Super Mario All-Stars and I got to relive that first time all over again.