Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Nintendo’s very first video game console was the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). My very first video game console while growing up was the Nintendo NES with the first Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt video game. I was so excited when I got this video game console as a kid.

After the Nintendo NES was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). I never had this video game console but I have heard that this was a great gaming console. Check out this article from Rolling Stone stating that the SNES is the reason why we still playing video games. I believe it was both the NES and SNES why people still play console games. They even re-released both the NES and SNES video game consoles in a classic version.

Then came the Nintendo 64 was released. The Nintendo 64 was my favorite video game console growing up. It had a great balance of games with the classic Nintendo characters like Mario and Zelda, but it also had some great first-person shooters like Golden Eye 007. Nintendo 64 I felt was the first console great for parties where four people could play at once. My favorite party games were Mario Tennis, Super Smash Bros, and Mario Party. The Nintendo 64 was a great console and I heard that a classic version might also be coming out from CNET.

The GameCube was the next video game console that Nintendo released. I never got this console but it seemed like an upgraded version of the Nintendo 64. To me, it just did not seem as popular because it had to compete with not only Sony’s PlayStation 2 but the release of Microsoft’s Xbox.

After the GameCube was the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo Wii U. With these consoles I was not a fan of the direction Nintendo was going and I moved over Playstation. The Wii U seemed short lived with Nintendo’s newest release of the Nintendo Switch. This article from theVerge explains why the Switch is overtaking the Wii U, as well as this article from gamerant.

After reading reviews I thought I would try it out, which I am glad I did. The Switch has one of the best video games I have ever played, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There is a reason why it got game of the year. With the classic Zelda gameplay from what I thought was one of the best Zelda games in Ocarina of Time to the flexibility of a free world game where you aren’t forced into a certain path of quests in the game. This article from theguardian shares the same point of view I have.

They are even coming out with some of the classic Nintendo games I loved when I had the Nintendo 64 like Mario Tennis, Super Smash Bros, Donkey Kong, and Mario Party. I would highly recommend the Nintendo Switch because of all the great games that are out for it and will be coming out for it. The Switch is not only a home video game console, with the docking station to play on your TV, but it has the portability that no other console has because of its tablet-like design with an LCD touchscreen. It’s great for all ages and should be considered if you are looking for a new video game console.