To anyone who grew up in the late 80s and early 90s, Nintendo wasn’t a hobby, it was a way of life. Actually, it was a cultural phenomenon, effectively replacing outdated concepts like “books” and “playing outside” while granting its mascots like Mario and Link a celebrity status that rivaled even the most well-known athletes, musicians, and movie stars.
This book takes the Nintendo phenomenon that swept the world over, and examines it through the lens of the trusty countdown list format. It will seek to answer many of the vital, pressing questions posed by the elementary school debates that raged in playgrounds across the globe.
What were the most infuriatingly hard levels you’d find in an NES game? What were the funniest Japanese-to-Engrish translations? The dumbest character names? The most useless weapons? The worst surprises waiting for you at the end of the game? Read on and find out!