20/20 Explains Nintendo in 1988

Chris Higgins
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The Christmas of 1988 brought a seriously amazing present to my household: A Nintendo Entertainment System and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. I was over the moon. That holiday season, the ABC news program 20/20 sent reporter John Stossel to the street to understand why everyone was "Nuts for Nintendo." Stossel gamely tries to buy a console, speaks to frustrated parents trying to get the latest games (then Super Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda II), and then hangs out with a bunch of kids who are better at Nintendo than he is. Taking one for the team.

Turn your time machine to -27 years...and now you're playing with power.

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