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Nothing beats the days spent gathered around the Nintendo 64 (or SNES, or NES, or Wii...) with your friends while arguing over who got to play Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, or Donkey Kong (let's face it, nobody ever wanted to play Princess Peach). The days spent arguing over who got first dibs on the four controllers before rotating in the rest of the neighborhood crew (my friends used to show up controller-in-hand, because who could afford extras?). Arguing over what game we were playing that afternoon–Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros.
Obviously, Nintendo 64 meant hours upon hours of arguments and rigorous competition; it is probably the sole activity that led kids to casually dropping the F-bomb. And let's be honest, inviting your girlfriend over to play Super Mario in high school was the original Netflix N Chill.
It'd be nice if those days could last forever. If you can manage to get the gang together for a Nintendo 64 match today, we imagine those Yoo-hoo cartons and Canada Dry cans you once downed religiously have been replaced with your alcohol of choice; Cool Ranch Doritos have substituted Mom's after-school-snack, and your new girlfriend Mary Jane helps you see a different side of Mario's party.
The Super Mario Bros. will always be one of the greatest video games of all time. These tattoos are pretty cool, too.