We never had an NES when I was growing up. It wasn't until the Game Boy Color that I got my first taste of owning some of that Nintendo magic. The Nintendo 64 was our first foray into Nintendo home consoles. That's not to say that I didn't play the NES or SNES growing up. My cousins and friends had the consoles and would show off their spectacular new games every time I went to visit. Every Mario game under the sun was tossed into those systems each time I was around.