For the purposes of this analysis, I am going to assume that modern gaming began with the introduction of the NES (note: I do not mention the Sega Master System as none of my friends ever had one – so I don’t know its games). Obviously home videogame systems existed before the NES, but seeing as I was still contemplating the mystery found amid the number of digits on my hands, I will hold true to my opening statement. However, I am sure that other people who owned systems pre-dating the NES can still provide examples of what I am about to talk about here.
The role of women during the early years of modern gaming was primarily to be the damsel in distress. When the antagonists in these early games held somebody hostage, that somebody was