What keeps Nintendo in the number one position over all of the other video game competitors? Its wide variety of compelling and ever more complex Game Paks. Long gone are the days of static black backgrounds with smalls sprites climbing ladders and jumping barrels.
The gaming industry has been propelled forward by innovative game design seen primarily in Nintendo’s Adventure Series of games. The big hitters like Metroid and The Legend of Zelda arrived back in 1987 from Nintendo, but third party licensees got in the act with titles like Castlevania and Rygar.
From there the games kept getting bigger and more intense, with wonderful experiences like Blaster Master, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. With over 150 different games to choose from, the NES is continuously selling as fast as they can make them.
The future looks just as bright with Nintendo’s first role-playing game, Dragon Warrior, scheduled to arrive in stores this August. These types of games are said to take 20 – 50 hours to conquer and should offer up some serious bang for your buck. Faxanadu will continue the adventure game streak, but there are a ton of other exciting titles on the way that focus more on action, like Double Dragon II and the hot off the presses Mega Man 2.
The Bulletin in Oregon caught up with some NES gamers to see what makes them tick. Have a look:
[Source: The Bulletin]