Thanks to Brett Weiss, we have worked with Adam F. Goldberg, the producer of “The Goldbergs” TV show and we have an awesome article about Adam’s video game days with his NES!
“Dude, look at those graphics! It’s like having an arcade in your house!!!”
Those were the EXACT words I screamed when I laid my eyes on the Nintendo Entertainment System for the very first time. The moment has been vividly burned into my brain. It was January, 1986. I was sleeping over at my friend John Gaines’ house. I assumed we’d spend the night making prank calls, eating Fritos, and playing his ColecoVision, as we did at most of our sixth-grader sleepovers. But my pal had a new game system, one that he boldly declared was infinitely better than ColecoVision, Intellivision, and Atari put together. It was called NINTENDO.
At that point, the system only had a handful of titles to its name – but that didn’t matter – because one of those games was Super Mario Bros. I vividly remember sitting on John’s bed, watching in sheer awe as that little plumber shot fireballs and dodged jellyfish and used drain pipes as warp zones. It really did put Atari to shame. The Mario brothers made Pitfall Harry look like a total ass clown. In that moment, I knew the future had arrived… and it was called Nintendo