retro games box

When TG and I got married, we spent the very-sweetly-gifted checks addressed to “Mr. and Mrs. TG” on gaming stuff. Our philosophy was that our relationship revolves around games, why not embrace that and really appreciate our gifts, instead of buying lamps or a rug or something neither of us would ever really notice?

That was how we made our first jump into the “next generation” of consoles. We’d never been Xbox players until we tried Rock Band at The Older Brother’s office. We knew a 360 and the original Rock Band bundle (this was long before the sequels) had to be our first wedding purchase.

We had so much fun rockin’ out with that setup. We even still do once in a while. We also still have a blast gaming on that 360. We could have gotten some china that would still be sitting in boxes, since we never entertain. We could have gotten anything typical — any of the things you find on those registry checklists — but that’s just not really our style.

Now our anniversary is coming up. Actually, our wedding anniversary this year is a month before our 10th anniversary of being together. I mean, ten years ago I was still swapping between my SNES and my PS1. It’s crazy to think how long ago that was.

This year, however, when I asked what TG wanted for an anniversary present (last year, we got matching iPod Touches), his wishlist was sounding a bit retro. And, by “a bit,” I mean “totally.” Since I can’t afford to get him his dream arcade cabinet, I think he’ll be happily unwrapping some NES games this fall or maybe a SNES game or two. Just pretend you’re surprised, TG.

So, gamers, what NES games would you like to be gifted were the world your oyster? Fun, terrible, or crazy, I’m taking all suggestions under consideration.

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About Amanda

Amanda is a 20-something flailing gamer. While she loves MMORPGs, the company in them often triggers flare-ups of her social anxiety. Her all-time favorite games include Everquest Online Adventures, Eternal Sonata, the Animal Crossing series, Katamari Damacy, and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. She lives on junk food, and her favorite books are equally trashy. She doesn't believe in putting two spaces after a period, but she does strongly believe in the serial comma. Unfortunately, she has a penchant for starting sentences with "and" and "but;" hopefully you won't hold that, or her excessive use of semicolons, against her.

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