by Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
The last time I moved (into an apartment that is, arguably, way too small to hold all of my stuff), someone asked me why on earth I still bother to have my Super Ninendo hooked up, nestled between my PS2 and Game Cube (no, I do not have any next-gen consoles, as I’m living off of student loans, but if anyone would like to take up a collection…). After all, it’s practically a relic; they stopped making games for it over ten years ago.
And even though it does have quite a bit, sentimental value isn’t my reason for keeping the console. I keep it because I have to be able to play Tetris Attack. Despite all of the games that I have played and loved since 1996, this is one that I cannot live without. There have been similar games over the years (the Pokemon-themed one for N64 was probably the closest), but none that quite match the gameplay and charm. It’s completely addictive. And? I rule at this game.
So what about you guys? Is there a console that you keep around just for a game or two? Do you have an emulator for your favorite oldie-but-goodie? Or with the new downloadable games, maybe you’re even lucky enough to be able to play it on your current console! I for one love that I can play original Zelda on my Game Cube. I don’t think I’ll be able to hold off on a Wii anymore if they release a version of Tetris Attack for it… especially if there was online play. Mmmm.