Think you're a hardcore Nintendo fan? Prove it. Book a plane ticket to Osaka, Japan, then beat cheeks to the Hankyu Department Store to see its "Nintendo Museum" exhibit. Also, create a time machine, because it's over.

Don't have the cash for the plane ticket? On the outs with Doc Brown? Thankfully, 1UP was on hand to allow you to vicariously nerd out.

Checking out the piece may also help you build a little geek cred, too. The next time your buddy tries to impress the moderately cute girl in the Zelda T-shirt at Hot Topic by telling her that Nintendo started as a playing card company, imagine referencing "Chiritori, the remote-controlled mini-vacuum cleaner." Oooh ... sick burn.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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