Kid Gets Super Nintendo On Launch Day, Is Pleased

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Total RecallTotal RecallTotal Recall is a look back at the history of video games through their characters, franchises, developers and trends.

And you thought you were cool because you lined up at midnight and bought a PS4 with your own money.

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Tyler Esposito, meanwhile, gets to say that he got a SNES on August 23, 1991. The day the console was first released in the United States, when it retailed for $199.

Well, he gets to say it, then relive it endlessly and brag about it to the world, because his Dad was smart enough to film the whole thing (and more!).

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The induction ceremony begins around 1:45 below.

Total Recall is a look back at the history of video games through their characters, franchises, developers and trends.

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Man, back in the day when you could buy a console on launch day with good games readily available (and at least one packaged in the box with two controllers! :-O), you could work it with confidence and know that it would start just fine, every time, from the initial boot up..... no waiting for firmware updates; just start playing already!!..... This was how you made game machines back in the day! Nowadays with development costs higher than ever and more emphasis on being a “multimedia center”, I can’t help but think we’ve taken a few steps back by moving forward. Oh well, progress *shrugs*.