But when I did... It occupied every free minute of my time. I still remember staying up until midnight playing games. (Only on Friday nights though. What can I say? Mom ran a tight ship.)
And so, in honor of something that was such an important (read as time consuming) part of my childhood, I've decided to complie a list of my top ten NES games. Kind of like my list of Top Ten Cartoons of the Eighties. Now, I should say that, this list is not exhaustive. In fact, I freely admit that it's totally subjective. It's my favorite NES games.
But feel free to add in your faves in the comments...
8) Donkey Kong Jr.
7) Duck Hunt
5) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game
4) Mega Man 2
3) Snake Rattle N Roll
1) Super Mario 3