Saturday, November 26, 2011

MARIO BROTHERS and PAC-MAN : A tribute to two of the not so many TIMELESS and genius games ever produced

"a timeless act or art is done in the right moment, not time, with talent and/or skill at the right platform of expression and with will" - dax reyes

From time to time we see great random things spring out of the open from genius minds. Few are expected to come but most of them just startle us. Some of them though can just be a fad or something that's gonna struck you for days and then just fade. But, there are not many out there that actually become timeless. So great and nice that people just cant get enough.

and things like these came in video games (and many other aspects of course)

Well, so good to play during the days that kids and gamers cant get enough of them and ask for more. This is one manifestation probably why Game series' came to life.

Who in the earth does not know or even heard about Shigeru Miyamoto's mario brothers? No wonder this wonderful creation became a success.

Just like the movies, this timeless video games' sequels were titled as is. Developers or owners just placed 1, 2 or 3 for them to be more recognizable or for whatever reason.

How about Toru Iwatani's originally puck-man or say pac-man ?

Now this is interesting, they didn't just place 1, 2 or 3 on the title , rather, they kind of completed the family by having the other series such as having a Ms. Pacman and a Pacman Jr. Great idea to make it even more catchy.

I don't know if Retro game collectors share the same sentiment but, i really do appreciate little things like obtaining these games. No questions if they are rare or maybe as common like this mario brothers cartridges. Thing is, they are fruit of hardships, wisdom and chance.They were few of the many game creations who were permitted by time to be remembered by most until now.

People liked them, I like them. Easy to say , they are wonderful creations. Its not about how much or how few but just the fact of having them lying on my house readily available for play today, tomorrow ,or if possible in many years to come. That's probably too much to ask.

Kudos to the people who have created such timeless works, and ALSO to all the people, partners, wives, friends and everyone who made it possible for them to do so. You people might even deserve more acknowledgement rather than those who actually got it but, i remember there was once a ruler of an empire who said,

"History remembers Kings not soldiers"

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