...I have been obviously pre-occupied.
Yeah, I did. I bought a Wii. Therefore I am back on the console gaming train, that sure enough started with the Nintendo Entertainment System. I haven't had a Nintendo gaming console (not handheld) since then. I should make up for lost time.
I bought Mario Kart Wii with the system, but the first game I played on it was Super Mario Bros. from the Virtual Console, which, also, was the first game I ever played on the old NES. Nearly 20 years later, and I'm still no good at it.
Maybe Bill O'Reilly can help...
What I noticed right away was that Tetris was not available on the Virtual Console. That is a glaring omission that must be addressed soon.