NINTENDO… taxis, love hotels and video games!

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The Japanese company Nintendo was founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. The company originally produced hand-crafted playing cards. By the early 1960s several other ventures had been tried out including a taxi company and a love hotel!

Nintendo first ventured into the video game industry in the 1970s. In the 1980s they introduced us to their classic Game & Watch hand-held games and soon-to-become-iconic characters like Donkey Kong, Zelda and the Super Mario Bros. Other early Nintendo products include Game Boy, the NES and SNES consoles, and a co-ownership of the Pokémon franchise. Nintendo continues to be one of the leading innovaters in the electronic games industry today.

Warning: awesome alert code red. This post contains more than 40 images of Nintendo related goodness. Enjoy.

US. Groo. 1990.


US. Dark Hawk. 1991.


Gameboy. Denmark. 1991. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.


US. DC Starman.1989.

US. DC Starman.1989.


USA. Groo. 1989.


USA. Groo. 56. 1989.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


USA. Groo. 54. 1989.

USA. Groo. 54. 1989.


US. Starman. 1989.

US. Starman. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.

US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


Cloak n Dagger. 1989.

Cloak n Dagger. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.

US. Groo. 1990.


Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Nintendo. Denmark. 1991. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.


US. Firestorm. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1990.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


US. Groo. 1991.


US. Starman. 1989.


US. Groo. 1988.

US. Groo. 1988.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1983.


UK. Hamleys Catalogue. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1984.


USA. Groo 49. 1989.

USA. Groo 49. 1989.


US. Firestorm. 1989.


US. Groo. 1989.


US. Nth Man. 1989.


USA. Marvel New Universe. 1988.

US. New Universe. 1988.


For the complete rundown of Nintendo products from the ’80s to present see the official site: Nintendo

4 thoughts on “NINTENDO… taxis, love hotels and video games!

  1. ArcaneHalloween

    Oooooh, awesome nostalgia! I’ve always been more of a Sega than a Nintendo, but I’ve always loved Ninty’s handhelds… the Gameboy ads take me back to my glorious childhood, thanks my friend. 🙂

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