As summer winds down, the beginning of football season is officially just around the corner. Teams have been in training camp for the last few weeks, and video games are often used to kill time. Unfortunately for the Tennessee Titans, while the team’s practice facility underwent summer renovations, access to more modern consoles and technology was a bit limited.
Taylor Lewan came to his teammates with a solution, one that dated back to 1999, when Lewan was just eight-years-old: Super Smash Bros. The title became a hit with Lewan’s teammates, as Titans’ players now regularly compete in the N64 classic. Lewan has proven to be the deadliest player in the locker room, and is apparently proficient with Ness. The team clearly has a lot of love for the rest of console’s library, as well. In an interview with The Ringer, Long Snapper Beau Brinkley heaped praise on the N64 and its software lineup.
“The best thing about the N64 is that there’s no loading, just get up and go. The simplicity is what makes it fun. I mean, it’s a classic console — GoldenEye, Diddy Kong Racing, just classic,” said Brinkley.
It’s always interesting to see the passion many fans still have for Nintendo’s older consoles and games. With the upcoming release of the NES Mini and the NX, Nintendo will need to capitalize on that passion, while endearing a new generation to the company’s stable of characters and franchises. It will likely prove to be a difficult journey, but it’s a testament to the company that their titles continue to prove this enduring.
Source: The Ringer