My XBOX 360 decided to break down on me recently.
I was home alone with nothing to do but stare angrily at the TV when I remembered that I packed a little nugget of goodness away that I assumed I would never use again.
There I was, a 38-year old man, setting up my old school Nintendo Entertainment System.
As soon as I turned it on, the ringing bell of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! was beckoning through the sound system. I was amazed that the game turned on properly (without the use of the cartridge-era mainstay 'blow the dust out of it' technique), but as all Nintendo experts know, it's best to always secure a game in the Nintendo with another game on top, wedged in for safe keeping.
I zipped through the rankings, only to get my butt kicked by the second Don Flamenco (he's so hard to knock out). I decided that I needed a Nintendo/80s fix instantly. I went through my suitcase full of games and I haven't been the same since.
I feel I can now present, with confidence, the best sports games the Nintendo Entertainment System had to offer.