->"Now you're playing with power!"
-->-- Tagline during the {{NES}} era

->"Now you're playing with power. Super power."
-->-- Tagline during the {{SNES}} era

->"Who are you?"
-->-- Tagline during the GameCube era

->"[[DoubleEntendre Touching is good.]]"
-->-- NintendoDS Tagline

->"[[IncrediblyLamePun Wii]] would like to play."
-->-- Tagline during the {{Wii}} era

->"A delayed game is eventually good. A bad game is bad forever."
-->-- Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto

->''"My body is ready!"''
-->-- Creator/ReggieFilsAime during the ''VideoGame/WiiFit'' demonstration at E3 2007

-> "...''Directly'' to you."
-->-- Creator/SatoruIwata and any guests who show up in ''WebVideo/NintendoDirect''

-> "Please, take a look."
-->-- Creator/SatoruIwata beckoning us to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysonTheTin take a look]] at anything they've announced.

-> "Please understand."
-->-- Creator/SatoruIwata on any unfortunate announcements

->Just sit back and relax, my friend. Today's lesson won't take too long,\\
[[{{Edutainment}} and to make it more interesting]], it takes the form of this {{nerd}}y song.\\
[[OlderThanTheyThink The year is 1889, before the accolades and awards...]]\\
[[HumbleBeginnings Nintendo got its start from making hanafuda cards!]]\\
For a century, they grew and planned to discover just what sells,\\
making vacuums and Ultra Hand and love testers and LoveHotels.\\
But they soon zeroed in on games like the [[VideoGame/GameAndWatch Game & Watch]] and {{Color TV|Game}}...\\
[[TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames In '81]], they made VideoGame/DonkeyKong, and {{the rest is history}}!

->This is [[TitleDrop the history of Nintendo]]!\\
[[OlderThanTheNES Spanning the years]], hanafuda to {{Mario}}...\\
Straight from {{Kyoto}}, with [[Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto a guy named Miyamoto]],\\
This is the history of Creator/{{Nintendo}}!

->[[The8BitEraOfConsoleVideoGames 1985]]: [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Future stars like]] [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] and [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]], and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros portly plumbers]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI hit]] [[VideoGame/{{Metroid1}} the]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 scene]]!\\
'89: All our mothers took our UsefulNotes/{{Game Boy}}s to play VideoGame/{{Tetris}} on that tiny screen.\\
[[The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames '91]]: VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem taught us]] [[VideoGameFlight we could fly]] [[PowerUpMount while riding]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs!]]\\
'94: UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy [[SensoryAbuse had us seeing red]], returning systems to their stores...\\
[[TheFifthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames '96]]: [[{{Nintendo 64}} Let's-a go]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 with Mario]] [[VideoGame3DLeap to new horizons...]]\\
'98: [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémania]] [[GottaCatchThemAll caught our]] [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor hearts]] [[CashCowFranchise and dollars too...]]\\
[[TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames 2001]]: The UsefulNotes/{{GBA}} UsefulNotes/and GameCube [[ConsoleWars lost some]] [[MaturityIsSeriousBusiness marketshare]] [[MultiPlatform that day]]...\\
[[KillerApp but we still loved to play]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros. Melee...!]]

->So goes the history of Creator/{{Nintendo}}!\\
From [[VideoGame/WarioWare Ana to Kat]], [[VideoGame/PokemonYellow Pikachu]] to [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Lucario]]...\\
[[AwesomeMusic A fierce crescendo]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar peppered with strange innuendo,]]\\
[[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin This is the history of Nintendo.]]

->[[TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames 2004]], [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS the DS]], 2006, the {{Wii}}.\\
[[TheEighthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames 2011,]] [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS the 3DS,]] [[ShapedLikeItself a DS in 3D.]]\\
2012, the WiiU, [[TimeMarchesOn out by this year's end]],\\
And so my friend, well now you know the history of Nintend[[PainfulRhyme ...o]].

->[[ListSong Ahem...]]\\
''{{Hanafuda}}'', ''UltraHand'',\\
''VideoGame/{{Sheriff}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}[[DigitalPinballTables 's Pinball Land]]'',\\
''VideoGame/WildGunman'', ''VideoGame/{{Superman|64}}''[[TheProblemWithLicensedGames (?)]],\\
''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand Mario Land]]'', ''VideoGame/JamWithTheBand'',\\
''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]'' ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan1 1]]'' ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan2 thro]][[VideoGame/MegaMan3 ugh]]'' ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan4 Me]][[VideoGame/MegaMan5 ga]]'' ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan6 Man]]'' ''[[VideoGame/MegaMan7 7]]'',\\
''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong94 DK '94]]'' and ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'',\\
''VideoGame/MegaMan9'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'',\\
''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', ''VideoGame/DuckTales'', ''TaleSpin'',\\
''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest Diddy's Quest]]'', ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Simon's Quest]]'', ''VideoGame/GargoylesQuest'',\\
''[[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Master Quest]]'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest Mystic Quest]]'', ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest'', ''VideoGame/FestersQuest'',\\
[[HiroshiYamauchi Yamauchi]], [[Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto Miyamoto]],\\
[[Creator/SatoruIwata Iwata]], [[Creator/MasahiroSakurai Sakurai]], [[Creator/YoshioSakamoto Sakamoto]],\\
[[TakashiTezuka Tezuka]], [[Music/MahitoYokota Totaka]], [[Creator/ShigesatoItoi Itoi]],\\
[[MinoruArakawa Arakawa]], [[Creator/KojiKondo Kondo]], [[Creator/GunpeiYokoi Yokoi]],\\
''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'',\\
''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'',\\
''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'',\\
''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Blue]]'' and ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'',\\
''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'', ''[[VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn Epic Yarn]]'', ''VideoGame/{{Actraiser}}'',\\
''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'', ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', ''VideoGame/SoulBlazer'',\\
''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'',\\
''VideoGame/CoolSpot'', ''VideoGame/MCKids'', [[MerchandiseDriven and]] ''VideoGame/YoNoid'',\\
''VideoGame/MegaManX'', ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'',\\
''VideoGame/PunchOut'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'',\\
''VideoGame/FZero'', ''VideoGame/HeyYouPikachu'',\\
''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' and ''[[VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals Lufia 2]]'',\\
''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI Zelda 1]]'',\\
''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins GoldenCoins]]'', ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye|1997}}'', ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'',\\
''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} MOTHER]]'', ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'',\\
''[[ShamelessSelfPromoter Brawl in the Family!]]''

->This is the history of Creator/{{Nintendo}}!\\
From [[Magazine/NintendoPower Nester]] to [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} Ness]], SelfDemonstrating/{{Waluigi}} to [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]]...\\
Soon to be taught in schools all over UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}},\\
To solve [[UrbanLegendOfZelda the mysteries of Nintendo]]...\\
This was the history of Creator/{{Nintendo}}!

->[[note]] 2013: ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' [[NoExportForYou comes to America?]] [[TimeMarchesOn Make it happen, Nintendo!!]][[/note]]
-->-- WebComic/BrawlInTheFamily, ''[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2012/04/11/400-the-history-of-nintendo/ The History of Nintendo]]''