Throwback Thursday: Gaming At A Young Age

Happy Thursday! The last Thursday of 2017.
Kris and I recently got the SNES Classic Mini and we’ve been testing the waters with it.
Super Mario Kart originally released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo – before I was born. Yet, I remember playing the game at my grandmother’s house with Kris.
I believe our older sister used to play with us as well as did my dad on occasion. Still, I was super young and obviously not very good at it.
I’ll admit I don’t have too many memories of playing the game.
I’m great at Mario Kart now. Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, 8, and 8 Deluxe, I’m a beast at. (Usually.)
When Kris and I play those games together, I’m usually in first place and she trails behind with the items covering my back. Yet, when we played Super Mario Kart the other night…
I gamed over. How do you game over in Mario Kart? I didn’t even know you had lives.
Kris was in first place most of the time while I came in second once or twice, but I was mostly in 4th… or 8th. I got into last place quite a bit and ended up gaming over on Boo’s Haunted House on the Flower Cup. Each race after that, my half of the screen was darkened with “GAME OVER” written on it just to rub it in.
Apparently, muscle memory doesn’t work when it comes to Super Mario Kart.
Still, it was a lot of fun to play the game again as it’s been way too long. Kris and I had fun and we shared a lot of laughs… especially since I couldn’t steer and couldn’t be bothered to stay on the track.

Do you remember playing Super Mario Kart? Do you have the SNES Classic? Let me know in the comments below and we’ll chat!

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Readers Comments (8)

  1. I never played the SNES version until years later, having my first Mario Kart game be the 64 version and loving it to death!

  2. My first Mario Kart was MK64, although I was around and playing games when Super Mario Kart launched. I did eventually go back to it and while I think it is a good game, it feels dated to me now, especially when compared to the most recent entries.
    I also have a SNES Classic and I think it is a great little device. It (along with the NES Classic) is a great way to revisit (or in some cases, discover) the 8 and 16 bit gens. I do wish there were a few more games on the SNES Classic but as with all good things, it leaves you wanting more.

    • Oh, it’s definitely dated. But it’s good to jump back into once in a while. It’s a fairly quick game as well.
      I know what you mean about wanting more too. There were a few games that I loved as a kid that isn’t on the SNES Classic. But I can’t complain, lol.

  3. The SNES Mariokart was my first. We played the crap out of that game! It’s definitely different from the newer versions (much less forgiving). It can be hard to go back once you play the newer ones! 🤣

  4. I bought the SNES Classic over the holiday. It was mostly an impulse buy, as I know they are somewhat limited.
    I think the “casual collector” part of me made the overall decision to make the purchase.

    • We ended up getting ours as an impulse buy as well. It was more expensive than the original price, but I agree with the “casual collector.” We just needed it, lol.

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