Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (1984)

By Daorcey Le Bray

Offered as the first game you would ever play on your Nintendo Entertainment System, the first kid on the block to get this puppy hooked up was suddenly at no loss for friends.

Mario was unlike anything we had seen before. With its 32 levels in eight different worlds (!) it was the most massive, involving, colourful, graphics-filled game you could ever imagine. And if that wasn’t enough, you could start the console again and flip on Duck Hunt for a virtual trip to the swamp with your trusty bloodhound at your side.

Despite hunting with an orange plastic handgun, Duck Hunt brought in-home gaming to a whole new level, foreshadowing such NES innovations as the Power Glove and Power Pad.