Don’t get me wrong. All the NES games that make the list or the honorable mentions of the funnest and great games of the NEW era make those list for a reason. Because they are awesome games.
I love those games and I really enjoy their history and the memories I have.
But, these two games are the ones I had the most fun. Maybe because of the simplicity of the games I don’t memories of frustration or moments where I stopped playing simply because I could not pass the level. I think many of us played hundreads of games in our lifespan but we have only come to complete a handful.
Yes, I know I am generalizing and people will soon send me starts of how many games they played vs how many they completed.
These were the first two games that I remember completing. Don’t get me wrong when I completed many Super Mario Bros and many action adventure games and some felt good completing after spending countless hours trying to pass a freaking level.
I think the reason I enjoy these games is because they take me to a place in my life that everything seemed perfect.
Legend of Kage was only 3 levels that repeated it self. You got a few level upgrades but playing this game when I was 6 made me feel like I was truly a Ninja. When I look back at my memories I some how can remember feeling the wind blow as I imagine being the ninja jumping from tree to tree.
City Connection always made me feel like I was getting ready to watch an episode of “The Love Connection”. But, when I was 6 playing this game I started to count the days that I will be able to drive and jump all over the place with my small car.
Shortly after playing this game all the cars I drew looked very similar to the car in the game.