I often think back to how I used to look forward to the introduction of new video game systems. This changed with the introduction of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). That was when the “classic” spirit jumped up inside of me and said, “Newer isn’t necessarily better!” Things haven’t been the same since.

My story starts the month the SNES came out. My family only had so much money. To be blunt, we were poor. Our NES and all its games were in the pawn shop, and we had to make a choice: Buy the SNES or get the NES out of pawn. We chose the SNES. We chose wrong, dead wrong. The SNES came with one game: Super Mario World. We knew when we spent the money that we would only have that one game for months.
I figured that if Super Mario World (SMW) was even BETTER than Super Mario Brothers 3 (SMB3), I would easily be entertained for months. Unfortunately, SMW was horribly inferior to SMB3.

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