The king of shelf-warmers back in my day as a video clerk, long before I came to internet power and built the Victory Pellet vault in the Adirondack mountains. However my friend, John/Brian, and I played a ton of the first Adventure Island game on the NES.
We didn't care for the second one so much and when the third one came out I just gave it a passing play. Of course I can now download them all for five dollars to my Wii...but I won't. Yet.