Game On: How I Became a Nintendo World Championships Finalist
The 1990 Nintendo World Championships was an unprecedented video game tournament that took the country by storm,
The event has become legendary in the world of video gaming.
In Game On, Shannon Webster tells the story of his experience as a Finalist in the Nintendo World Championships for the first time in 25 years.
It all started in the grocery store, where a kid played arcade games until he ran out of quarters.
Drawn on by a spirit of discovery, Shannon mastered level after level.
But when he heard about a national videogame tournament that included competition in games he’d never played before, he didn’t feel ready to compete.
Fate intervened, though, and on his 14th birthday he entered the Kansas City competition.
As his determination grew, he went on to compete again in Denver—where victory made him one of the thirty teenage City Finalists to compete in the NWC Finals at Universal Studios in Hollywood.
What was it like to be the “eighth best videogame player in the world”? Game On presents a fascinating view into videogame history, from the competition in the 1990 Nintendo World Championships—including why it’s better to own a gray NWC collectible cartridge than a gold one—to everyday details of games and gamers in the 1980s and 90s.
- Author:Shannon Webster
- Binding:Kindle Edition
- Format:Kindle eBook
- Number Of Pages:34
- Release Date:2015-04-16