[vcf-midatlantic] Masayuki Uemura, Creator Of The Famicom/NES And SNES, Has Passed Away

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Thu Dec 9 17:35:17 UTC 2021

Bummer. Kudos to Nintendo and the systems Uemura created. The great video 
game crash was due to the substandard product being shipped over here in 
the states. The NES blew everything out of the water in the USA and 
brought games back with high quality product. I will never forget 
rebooting the NES over and over listening to the Gyromite opening theme. 
It had drum noises and everything. Compared to the ColecoVision. Atari 
5200 (Atari 8bit), Atari 8bit computers and even Tandy 3-voice it was just 
so good. And Mario Bros cart seemed to pack so much data in there, it 
wasn't just two screens like Smurf Rescue in Gargamels Castle on ColecoV. 
Then the hidden warp zones! When I discovered some of those I was blown 
away, I thought I found a sloppy bug in the software but the developers 
did it on purpose and left a prize for me for discovering it! Duck Hunt 
looked so good, and was funny.

Fast forward to today and The Switch is what, 5 years old and retails for 
like a $1 less than it did at launch. Not the most technically capable 
system on the market but it sells

To this day, I would say Nintendo and some of it's characters are the most 
loved of any of the game systems. I believe I read that worldwide that 
Mario is now more known than Mickey Mouse.

And their systems have just always been cool.

> https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/12/masayuki-uemura-creator-of-the-nes-and-snes-has-passed-away

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