The lights are on
During the NES era, I had a ritual I’d perform with every new game. I’d put it in, start up the console, and just sit there. I’d let the splash screens roll by, listen to the start screen music, and wait to see if there was an “attract” mode that would begin after a short period.
It seems that YouTube creator “NicksplosionFX” has a similar fondness for start screens. He’s put together a three hour video of every NES (and Famicom) start screen in alphabetical order (from around the world).
You can check out the video below and visit NicksplosionFX’s channel here. Before you click play though, be sure you have some time. Start screens can be hypnotic.