Today’s guaranteed October NES update brings a piece on Tengen’s port of Atari’s Toobin’, which… uh, well, I’ve never actually played. I don’t think I ever even saw this for sale or rent or sale back in the day. But I sat in on a podcast with the guy who programmed it, and that was pretty great. So rock on, Toobin’. You made for a fascinating afternoon at work.
Once you’ve read this little nugget of retrospection, I sincerely encourage you to check out the ultimate (as in final part of this series — I think) 1UP feature Frank posted today on the NES’s launch according to the people who made it happen. He spent weeks putting this together, and it’s absolutely the most interesting and informative thing anyone has written about the NES’s arrival in America since Game Over. Seriously, read it.