Just in case you’ve forgotten the music behind popular Nintendo games, you now have your chance to hear some truly unique performances of the classics.
In this episode of Geek on the Street, we asked folks at Seattle Center to tell us about the first Nintendo games they ever played. They reminisced about games like Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong.
There were also memories of overcoming obstacles. “I played the Game Boy Color,” recalled one. “You couldn’t play it in the dark because there was no backlight.”
One person even sang the theme song to Rad Racer. On camera.
Nintendo’s quarterly results released this week show the company still makes popular games. Standouts were titles for the Nintendo Switch, including Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (1.67 million units; May release) and Mario Tennis Aces (2.16 million units; June release). The Switch itself has now outsold the Nintendo GameCube, reaching a lifetime total of 22.86 million units for the hybrid home/mobile console.
The Geek on the Street video was shown during the 2018 GeekWire Summit, which featured a fireside chat with Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. You can watch Fils-Aime’s discussion with GeekWire’s Todd Bishop below.
Watch the video at the top for all of the Geek on the Street responses, and see all of our GeekWire Summit coverage here.