This Week We Pay Tribute To Nintendo’s Release 30 Years Ago!

In the history of American pop culture, there is no character that has more first name recognition than that of Mario.  Many of us called him Super Mario as the U.S. saw a massive movement called the “Nintendo Takeover” capture the attention of video gamers in the mid 1980s.  In what started as an “8-bit world” and has blossomed to HD graphics, Nintendo’s release of the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) marks the moment when video games left the arcade and entered the majority of American homes.


In celebration of the February 1986 nationwide release of the NES, the Covering Hawkeye Sports class has declared this week as “Nintendo Week.”  In our coverage of Hamilton Hawkeye sports, we will present our scores and coverage in almost entirely a 8-bit fashion.  Our coverage this week will include wrestling, swimming and diving, competitive cheer and basketball.


The graphics may take many back down memory lane but it is our intention to take 2016, enter a video game Delorean and return to February 1986.  This week, our class will host it’s CHS LIVE coverage event of girls and boys basketball on Friday, February 5th.  Included in the festivities will be broadcasts streamed live, retro graphics produced live and a student-produced game program that just oozes 8-bit graphics.


I invite all of you to follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram for the very best of CHS Team #5’s efforts.  We hope our coverage takes all of the Hawkeye faithful back to the day when life was experienced in 8-bit, video-game graphics.  I want to thank Team #5 for their incredible planning and hard work to bring you this week.


Go Hawkeyes!

Mark Behnke

Mark Behnke

CHS Adviser