And what I recall was seeing a real person on the screen. Like how we see characters now but having been only exposed to Atari 2600 games previously my little mind was BLOWN when I saw the colors and graphics of the NES specifically SMB.
I often think about that moment I saw it when at my parents friends house and when we got home I had to run to my neighbors and tell him enthusiastically how I was controlling a real person on TV and there were pipes, fireballs (we called spits, was that a normal name for them?) and these bricks and just so many cool things.
Anyone recall a game from your childhood and how your mind perceived it then and when you look at it now you're just like, "what was I thinking?!"