In honor (?) of the demise of Nintendo Power, Slate republished a list of their favorite fanmail. The list was originally published when Slate was using Tripod which is a novelty in its own right, but the stories, oh the stories, of people with their Nintendo devices demonstrates how powerful Nintendo’s grip on the minds of its consumers was. This is proto-Apple levels of devotion and naturally, our favorite is a rap. We love rap.
I like Nintendo in a crazy way.
But in Mario 3 the koopas are dudically cruel.
You need to be smart or Vanna won’t turn your letter.
And for a very good snack, munch on a Snickers.
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Ninja Turtles are green and they love to fight,
Heroes in a half shell….All right.
They have to fight Fat Cat and a dog with no leash.
He has to fight Dracula, who is a freak.
He has to go fight just to save Vicki Vale.
They’d better hurry ’cause I got to go.
But Nintendo is cool if you want to unwind.
Cory Cardwell, Matthew, Jamie & David Bearup