I probably spent about half my childhood blowing into Nintendo games. Once your machine reached a certain age, that was the only surefire way to get it to work.
Then I reached a certain age, discovered alcohol, and my childhood days ended.
Well, now someone over at Andy's Electronics Projects (Andy, maybe?) has combined the best of both worlds: a game called DrunkenNES that uses a breathalyzer stuck in an old NES cartridge to create a playable NES drinking game.
You blow in the cartridge just like old times and the game tosses your name up on an 8-bit leaderboard.
Not sure how you "beat" a game where the drunkest person wins. Death by alcohol poisoning?
Regardless, as cool as this is, the hardest NES drinking game will always be when you drunkenly tell your buddies you can TKO Mike Tyson in the second round of Punch-Out!! and then they force you to prove it.
I can do it, I swear. I've just drank way too many High Lifes.
The game Super Mario Bros. was first released in Japan on this day in 1985.
To commemorate, check out the above video providing a visual tour of the much of the Super Mario catalog.
I can't believe I've spent 25 years of my life hanging out with an Italian plumber with a severe mushroom addiction who loves stomping on the head of every creature he sees.
I could have been playing Super Mario Bros. games that entire time instead.
Alright, I gotta run and get this bag of mushrooms to my Italian plumber friend, Gino, otherwise he will stomp me on my head. What an asshole.
I can't believe I've never seen this before. Remember when Daniel recreated Level 1-1 of Super Mario Bros.?
Well, someone took the original video of the guy who broke his arm trying to climb some homemade crate-stairs Mario-style and animated Mario in there. Genius.
It's kind of like Mario doing his take on our "I'm better than you, na-na na-na boo-boo, stick your head in doo-doo." You show that broken-boned loser, Mario.
Hey, cat! You suck at Duck Hunt!
Get a real job!
However, I gotta say, this is the first time in my 24 years of seeing this game where the dog laughing actually makes sense.