Check out that Nintendo Power Glove on Fred Savage!

For some people of a certain generation, The Wizard, staring Fred Savage, was a life-changing movie. While the story is fairly unbelievable by anyone but a kid under the age of twelve in 1989, those same kids had the dream presented to them that they could have grand ¬†cross-country adventures based solely on their Nintendo skills. I mean, I had Ninja Gaiden, and I played Rad Racer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Who says I couldn’t win $50,000 by playing these games?

Additionally, this movie made every kid want a Nintendo Power Glove, and the fact that it was pretty much an hour and a half sneak peak at the new Super Mario Bros. 3, made every kid want that game more than anything. It’s no wonder Super Mario Bros. 3 is one of the best selling video games of al time. Looking back, I don’t understand why video game companies don’t produce this same story every four or five years to each new generation of kids, but plug in their newest innovative game to try to boost game sales. Honestly, I don’t feel like Fred Savage, Beau Bridges, and Christian Slater are doing much else these days.