A timeless game paired with a classic and equally timeless beer style. Start a conversation about video games with someone who doesn't look like a gamer, ask them if they know anything about games. Try and draw a simple NES controller. What do you think is the first thing that comes to mind for most people?
Super Mario Bros. on the NES! This game defines classic Nintendo. Lots of people also remember Duck Hunt because they came in pairs and was a nice diversion. Even if the person you're talking to doesn't like video games, they'll start talking about the old games they played and how much fun they had back then. Try it you'll see. I work at a bar and often wear a NES controller belt buckle and it always surprises me how much people start talking about games because of that.
I don't think that I really need to go into details about Mario, everybody knows him. The game defined 8-bit gaming and most definitely became the best model for platformers. With its tight controls, Mario went exactly where you wanted him to go and could stop on the smallest of ledge if you wanted. The graphics are still enjoyable to look at thanks to all the colors and diversity in the environments.
I'm sure you already know all of this so let's get to the beer now : St-Ambroise Pale Ale!
|How awesome is that?!|
If you're starring at your game collection wondering what to play with your friend, you know that a session of Mario is always fun. Not sure what to drink? St-Ambroise Pale Ale is always a safe bet.
Now just for shits and giggles, stick Super Mario in your NES and try to get as far as possible with your first life. You can take the warps if you want. One life only...
Have fun, cheers!