– Memories of Nintendo’s productsThe first time I remember facing Nintendo’s products was, of course, the Game & Watch “Ball”. My friends who had one were pretending to be heroes just by having one, so that made me want to get one. I also remember that the kids that had the fairly similarly designed Play & Time models had an inferiority complex about it. That genuine Nintendo brand’s strength was already amazing back then. After that, even I got “Fire” and “Manhole” bought to me as a present by my parents.
When I was in middle school, it was the Famicom’s heyday. If you had a lot of Famicom carts, you became a popular kid, so I routinely skimped on my food and transportation money to buy more carts. Due to this trauma, I kept buying all of Nintendo branded products until now (everything from Game & Watches to the N64 – I just about have them all, except for the colour variants). However, recently I realised that “Even more than owning the items, playing them is the most important”.