Has Nintendo taken things too far? It's 1991, shoulder pads are in, and America's kids are NIN-TEN-PENDENT. Yeah, that's right. Addicted video games thanks to Nintendo, which at the time controlled 80 percent of the market.
The kids and parents who have been hypnotized and traumatized by cutting edge 90s graphics and an Italian plumber's mustache and ability to grow twice his size after ingesting a mushroom are in group therapy. They struggle with the price of the console ($200!), the peer pressure (Sega isn't as cool, mom!), and the exploitative marketing (buy, buy, buy!).
You think it's bad, parents of 1991? Just wait until they discover the internet. [BuzzFeed]