Believe it or not, it’s been 30 years since the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. That’s three decades of rescuing princesses, stomping turtles, whipping medusa heads, blasting aliens, defeating mad doctors, punching belly buttons, and battling space pirates. I’ve written plenty in the past about the best NES games (and talked about it recently on the Power Pros podcast), so instead I thought I’d celebrate the occasion with my list of the most memorable NES quotes.
Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle! (Super Mario Bros.)
We’ve all seen this one. And Toad seems so happy about it every time!
It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this. (The Legend of Zelda)
The original video game epic begins with this classic quote.
A winner is you. (Pro Wrestling)
We all is winners.
I am Error. (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link)
The man named Error baffled many players. Is that his name or a bug? He actually helps you later in the game!