Buy or Bargain Bin: Super Mario Bros vs Legend of Zelda

Welcome to Buy or Bargain Bin, the game where the readers choose which game they would rather buy or have tossed in the $5 bargain bin. The game is simple, every week I pick two videogames either past or present and you choose which one lives and which one dies. Cast your vote below and also provide a reason or reasons why you “bought” one game and “killed” the other in the comment section.

Hitman: Contracts was last weeks winner and will move on to the 32 game tournament after 32 weeks of Buy or Bargain Bin.

Earlier this week I was packing up some of my junk, getting ready for my move back to Massachusetts when I came across my NES. I bought it a few years ago because I never had one as a kid and always wanted one. It was covered in dust and had Super Mario Bros already in. Surprisingly it turned on in one try and I also came across my Legend of Zelda, which was right behind my NES. After a few hours of nostalgia I turned it off and packed my NES away with all the rest of my random stuff.

It was a great trip down memory lane, but I couldn’t keep playing due to the fact that the horrible 1980’s graphics were giving me a headache. I always had to go over a friends house or wait until a holiday to go to my cousins house to play these games. As I got older, videogame consoles in almost every house became the norm and finally when I got an Xbox for Christmas, I was kind of disappointed. I had the one thing every kid at that time wanted and I rarely found joy in playing the games or getting excited to get new ones. Often I found myself asking my friends if I could sleep over at their house’s, so we could play their games instead of mine. It was weird, but I never liked to play my own games and all of the older game consoles interested me far more than my Xbox. After a couple of years this feeling went away and I eventually found joy in videogames again. I keep older game consoles around like my N64, NES and Sega Genesis to remind me of the reasons why I love videogames and partly because of the fact my parents never let me have them as a kid…damn parents.

This week’s games are…

Super Mario Bros
















Legend of Zelda
















Do you think that you have two games that deserve a match-up? If you do go ahead and suggest them in the comment section below, the match-up with the most likes will be next Friday’s Buy or Bargain Bin.

There are this week’s picks for Buy or Bargain Bin, make sure to vote in the little voting thing below and leave a comment in the comment section letting us know why you bought one game and tossed the other in the bargain bin.
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