The Nintendo Entertainment System - A Review
Or: What Weez says about the Super Fantastic NES
The NES is a super cool games machine. That's the main thing to say about it, it's great.
It's got great retro style about it, and it's lasted years. People all over the world still play these boxes of pure delight. OK, the colour scheme lacks a little something, and perhaps graphics have advanced since these were made, but gameplay has definitely got a little complicated in places - and there's no substituting many drab colours and teeny tiny pixels for big chunks of hot pink and vomit green.
My system was a hand-me-down from my cousin to my brother to me, and has lasted to this day, although my cousin is around 22 and I am 17 myself. The console arrived with Super Mario Bros., possibly the best game ever (I concur - Oberon), and Duck Hunt, possibly the game I was best at. Ever. Despite the ancient nature of the system, I was still able to purchase Double Dragon, The Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in my empty home town, surely a testament to the greatness of the NES.
The controllers are easy to use, what with me being a Game Boy fanatic. Having just the A, B, Start, Select and Direction controller buttons, so nice and simple, although the lines are a little harsh if you leave the thing on the floor and lean on it. (The optional controllers weren't half bad either - NES Advantage, anyone? - Oberon again) The gun though, ah, the gun... my favourite controller. For shooting those ducks, this was a great invention. Give a child a gun and they're happy, which I suppose is a reflection on society, but hey, it shuts them up.
Basically all I can say is how superb the NES is, never having been
surpassed in the field of electronic entertainment since the very
day of its manufacture.