January 4, 2010

2010 = Video Games

Growing up my parents didn't let my sister and I play video games... well unless we were traveling, I had a Gameboy

and my sister had a Sega Game Gear

Yeah, we were COOL! I was that kid who came over to your house and wanted to play Duck Hunt because the novelty hadn't worn off.

Anyway, my family got it's first gaming system about two years ago when we got my Dad a Wii for Father's Day. Then we got the Wii Fit last Christmas... AND after I was married and out of the house my Uncle bought my mom Beatles Rock Band for her birthday this year. We go through Wii spurts at my parent's house and are still by no means serious 'Gamers'.

This Christmas my parents bought the Hubs and I Wii... or more like bought me Wii because Hubs was never a huge fan and I.LOVE.Wii.TENNIS! I was really excited, but Hubs looked at it an an opportunity to get other games. He looked into PacMan for the Wii and Burger Time, his two favorite games he used to play on Nintendo. In the end he bought a refurbished Nintendo NES.

He was beyond excited when it came in the mail Saturday!

From The Nintendo Repair Shop's Website -
"Refurbished units undergo cleaning, extensive testing, and replacement of bad components"

Hubs set it up immediately and spent a good part of the rest of the weekend playing Burger Time (the only game we have so far).

So in 2010 I went from zero gaming systems to two! Any suggestions on games? I KNOW I want Tetris and Mario Bros, but what else?

P.S. We also bought a new TV stand this weekend, that I'm picking up tonight. I'll probably post about it tomorrow.


writtenbliss said...

ooo! My favorite game for Wii is BoomBlox! It's so fun!

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@WrittenBliss - That looks like Duck Hunt only better!

Katie said...

haha this is amazing.. you're going to have so much fun!
and hmm i think that mario kart is fun :)

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@Katie - I've never been good a driving games, but maybe I'd be better w/ the Wii controller, hmmmmm?

Katie said...

OMG so jealous of the old school Nintendo! TETRIS!!!!!

I like the Mario Kart on Wii...and I'm a fan of any of the classic type games (bowling, etc). I tried the Mario Olympics one time and it was challenging but there were so many fun games (swimming, trampoline, track and field, etc...so fun!)!

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@(other) Katie - I know TETRIS! I am ALL over it!

brit @ landlocked bride said...

I didn't have video games either, but I loved playing Mario on my friend's Nintendo. We have everything imaginable today (thanks to the FI), but I only like to play Wii bowling and tennis!

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@Brit - Mario and Wii Tennis - DITTO!

megan marie said...

we bought a wii with wedding giftcards from target! the best part is that we download old school nintendo games and its awesome. although, i would like to have a real nintendo, cause the hand controls on the wii just aren't the same!

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@Megan I really want to get our Wii hooked up to the internet, so we can download games. I tried to do it yesterday but it didn't work and I didn't have the patience to give it more effort.

Brandi said...

Before Danny traded his wii for a ps3- we loved playing mario cart- especially when we had friends over- it got to the point that when I was driving (in real life) I started imagining the car in front of me dropping bananas! I love that your husband got the old school nintendo! I used to love playing super mario 3 on there! I'm currently trying to fix my old sega- I miss sonic :)

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@Brandi - I'll have to check out Mario Cart...I'm not very good at driving games, but my cousin recommended it too. LOL @ the bananas!
I loved Sonic on my sisters Game Gear, that was a FUN game!

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