Thor Bjorn Thorlei Aackerlund (born January 4, 1977) was one of the winners from the 1990 NWC (Nintendo World Championships).[1][2][3] He holds a Mario trophy from the competition.[1][2]

1990 NWC (Nintendo World Championships)

For the main article, see Nintendo World Championships.

The competition included the most popular games of the time, which were Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris.[1][2][3] The best players from around the United States were selected to play in the competition.[1][3] One of the items the winners obtained was a gray cartridge from the specially-made NWC game cartridges.[1][2][3] 116 special carts were made, 90 of them were gray cartridges.[2][3]

Guidelines to Win

  1. Collect 50 coins in Super Mario Bros. (Once finished, x1 to scored points in objective)
  2. Finish level 1 of Rad Racer (Once finished, x10 to scored points in objective)
  3. Play Tetris for the remainder of the time (Once finished, x25 to scored points in objective)


Top-Scorer Scores

  1. Thor Aackerlund[2] -- 2,800,000 points
  2. Rich Ambler -- 2,700,000 points
  3. Robin Mihara -- 2,500,000 points
  4. Jeff Falco -- 2,300,000 points
  • Scores approximate



For the main article, see Camerica.

After the competition, Camerica, a producer of unlicensed Nintendo Entertainment System/NES games, quickly obtained Aackerlund and made him the official spokesman for their games.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The Warp Zone. Retrieved on 2008-10-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Nintendo - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Retrieved on 2008-10-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 NES Player. Retrieved on 2008-10-12.
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