Ah, NES. Good old NES. Who can forget the brilliant classics (not including Action 52) that thrived in that unassuming grey box? The revolutionary platforming of Super Mario Bros, the mind-boggling difficulty of Ghosts n’ Goblins and the rage-inducing level design brilliance of Castlevania all lived out their memorable lives in the labyrinth of transistors that grey box stored. The NES was, quite simply, a part of millions of childhoods.
But do not be fooled. While the NES was simple, the games were most definitely not. In fact, the greatest challenge for developers may have been this simplicity. The NES was simple. Too simple.