Hello there boys and girls and welcome to another edition of Fan Service, where the best of fandom gets its props and the worst of fandom gets its knocks.
In today’s edition we’re talking about not necessarily what makes a fan but the basic information that all fans should know about their respective fandoms. This is not a message about having to know every little thing when it comes to the games or system. Its far from it. Just because you don’t know such trivial things like Mario being named after Nintendo of America’s warehouse landlord doesn’t make you any less of a fan. (Subtle, Mel. Subtle! -Ed.) However, not knowing that the NES came out in 1985 is going to result in a stink eye of epic proportions.
I thought for fun, we’d just take a look at the Nintendo fandom and a few of the popular franchises and outline four key things that everybody should know about them. For this, we’ll be focusing on Nintendo, the Mario series, the Zelda series, and the Kirby series. These aren’t things that are obscure by any means, just simple facts that people need to get straight when trying to talk about their fandom.