Saturday, March 8, 2014
You see, my mom loved Nintendo and did not appreciate us leaving a game on pause so we would not lose progress. It was a sad state to say the least. She thought it was her house so she would play whenever she wanted no matter if there was a paused game or not. Mom would play whatever game we put in front of her but our favorite is the original Legend of Zeda. I love that game. She loves that game. We have both played it until our fingers ached. I still play it from time to time. I can make it through the first quest without dying. The second quest takes 3 lives but none the less I love it. Mom bought a map so that she could mark down everything she found. It was rather cute, really. To this day we play games together as a family and she squeals when she dies. When she can not pass a level she calls me or my brother to help her.
After awhile the second Zelda The Adventures of Link came out and this game was quite a challenge. I finally gave up after a time. I love the game but the final level and the approach to it was quite daunting. I think of the hours I spent playing and relief for the rainy days the Nintendo brought. Joy, simple joy in a girls heart. The memories of playing Nintendo in the basement still make me smile.