Okay, we've been counting down our favourite Nintendo moments ever all week and we're finally at the top ten. Read on to discover our choice and then argue about it below!
10. Gusty Garden Theme - Super Mario Galaxy, Wii
When Super Mario Galaxy turned up on the scene Nintendo was still being criticised for its lack of orchestral music in its games. Many gamers were still bitter about the music in Twilight Princess and wanted an improvement. Galaxy fit the bill perfectly. The fully orchestral music was so incredible that gamers unanimously agree it's one of the best soundtracks ever. Our favourite example? That uplifting, joyful Gusty Garden theme. Blooming marvellous.
9. Come To The Dark Side - Zelda: A Link To The Past, SNES
At first things seem fairly simple: Link has to collect three magic pendants in order to prove that he's worthy of wielding the Master Sword. When you do this you find out that Zelda's been taken to Hyrule Castle by the evil Agahnim. By the time you get there, Agahnim's taken her to the Dark World and it's here that you realise the game is huge, when it turns out you have to free seven maidens, each in their own dungeon. And so you realise the game is twice as big as you thought - what a moment.
8. Dog Days - Duck Hunt, NES
Ah, Duck Hunt dog, how we loathe thee. Every time you shot down some ducks this little runt would pop out of the grass and steal them. No, nameless dog, those are our ducks. Even worse was when you missed, at which point the dog would emerge from the grass and chuckle away. The smug little...
7. Ha Dou Ken! - Street Fighter II, SNES
Is there any better feeling than the moment when, after days of trying, you finally nailed Ryu's fireball? No, of course not. Any button-bashing noobs could now be destroyed by simply standing back and chucking fireballs around willy-nilly.
6. In The Swing
Wii Sports, Wii
Yes, we know aiming was more about timing than the way you swung the Remote but at the time, for those first few innocent rallies, Wii Sports was revolutionary. Since then everyone's learnt the limitations of the Remote but hindsight is a powerful thing. Back then the possibilities were endless...
5. "You are a super player" - Super Mario World, SNES
Completing all the Star Road levels let you warp to the 'Special' area which contained eight super-hard levels, the last of which boasted a bunch of coins spelling out "YOU ARE A SUPER PLAYER". What a slap on the back! The greatest hidden area in Mario history? You'd better believe it.
4. Starwing Starts - Starwing, SNES
Mode 7 was all well and good, but when Nintendo first revealed details of the Super FX chip, people got really excited. Here was a device that could be built into specific cartridges and allow the SNES to play 3D polygon-based games for the first time. When the first screenshots of Starwing (the first Super FX game) started to emerge, gamers were a little confused because, being honest, it looked weird and blocky. Still, the games mags at the time were saying it was incredible, and so many gamers ran out and bought it.