All posts tagged: The Wizard

Nintendo World Championships Returning after 25 years

1990, That was the last year that Nintendo held it’s World Championships. 1990! Back then I could say “Hey, I’m going to see The Wizard to check out this new power glove thing” and you would know exactly what I meant. I’m blown away by this. I mean, Nintendo still exists? Trials to enter the championships are being held May 30th at select Best Buys across America. The Nintendo World Championships will be held June 14th at the Nokia Theatre which is in… Good luck to anyone who enters! As for me, I’m off to play some PS4 cause I’m an adult. Oooo, they have a new LEGO video game!

The Wizard and the Power Glove

If you don’t remember the movie “The Wizard,” it was pretty much an entire movie meant to advertise Nintendo. The film follows three children as they travel to California (Fred Savage being one of them). The youngest of the three is emotionally withdrawn with a gift for playing video games. “The Wizard” is famous for its numerous references to video games (duh) and accessories for the Nintendo Entertainment System and has been called a feature length commercial. The film was also known for introducing Super Mario Bros. 3, Which could be the greatest video game ever made. It was here that I also first got introduced to the Power Glove. Fuck it looked so cool… until I actually tried it.

Nintendo Power Hotline

I never called this hotline personally as I was a force to be reckoned with when it came to Nintendo and also my parents didn’t “believe” in phones and felt messenger pigeon was the ONLY way to communicate. Now you might say “Ben, if your parents didn’t believe in phones why on earth would they buy you a Nintendo?” Well to that I say, How dare you use my Christian name! And also, shut up. That said, if I ever did call this hotline I would definitely be blasting the song  “I live by the groove” by Paul Carrack and I think it would look a little something like this… …also in this scenario I am a girl and am dating Fred Savage…