WEIRD STUFF MY BROTHER AND I USED TO SAY WHILE PLAYING NINTENDO
Old school Nintendo — we got one when it just came with Super Mario Bros., before they gave you Duck Hunt. We were not at the start of the NES revolution; my brother asked for an Atari, and my parents couldn't find one, so he got a Nintendo instead.
- •I'm just trying to get through worlds.Said during Mario Brothers, I - III. When we didn't care about points, getting extra lives, punching patterns in the bricks, etc., but just wanted to get to the end and save the princess. In contrast to a game when you really wanted to get all the points and go exploring.
- •Big Man guards the house.While playing Ghosts and Goblins, a really stupid game. There was a character named Big Man who did, in fact, guard a giant house. There were actually several big men; we could rarely get past them, and when we did, we immediately lost in the next level, killed by the Blue Devil. That game was HARD.
- •I'm gonna beat Puma.During Pro Wrestling, or "pro-ey" as we called it. Beating the Great Puma was how you won. The night I sat down, said "I'm gonna beat Puma" and 2.5 hours later did just that is still legendary.* *only legendary to my brother and me
- •Are we playing regular pitch, or meats?During Major League Baseball. "Meats" were nice meaty pitches right across the plate. We sometimes did that so that the game turned into a slugfest. There was some penalty for not actually pitching a meat during a meat game, but I can't remember what it was. NOTE: this sounds dirty, but was not.