The former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has always said he was a fan of the company and while we’ve heard many stories in the past about the time he spent with Mario and the other Nintendo mascots in his younger years, we don’t ever recall him mentioning the sheer amount of games he actually owned on one particular system.
In the same red carpet interview at the Game Awards with The Hollywood Reporter, Reggie was asked about his early experiences with Nintendo. His first system was the Super Nintendo and it turns out he had “over 80 games” for it, which helped him understand and connect with fans when he joined the company in 2003 as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
I had over 80 games on that system, and I think that helped me with the fans and the company, because I knew the content so well. … For me it’s been a part of my growing up. I was with Nintendo of America for 15 years.
He added to this by reflecting on his playtime with a few of the system’s major releases:
so I played Super Mario World — and ended the game with 99 lives — and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Even more serious Nintendo fans should be impressed with a library of 80 SNES games. We wonder what other gems he had in his collection.
If all this talk has got you in the mood for some Super Nintendo gaming, you can always try out the 24 games currently available on the Switch Online SNES service. It might not be as big as Reggie’s collection, but you can at least experience some of the games he did in his earlier years, including Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Are you impressed Reggie had 80 SNES titles? How many do you own? Leave a comment below.