Today on Twitter, Nintendo announced it’s releasing the NES again. You know, like we were all expecting them to do. The excessively-named Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is coming out in November for 59.99 US dollars, and will come preloaded with 30 (presumably difficult) NES games.
The NES is coming back to stores! Pick up the new mini NES Classic Edition on 11/11 w/ 30 included games! pic.twitter.com/wFDw7lHWb7
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 14, 2016
Isn’t this wonderful? Still, after all these years, Nintendo can surprise us. They’re like one half of a great marriage, where even after you’ve been married for years, they keep coming up with new little ways to remind you they love you (except of course that Nintendo is at least 45 percent of the reason I’m still not married).
The 30 games included are all great, from Super Mario Bros. 3 to The Legend of Zelda to Final Fantasy to Metroid. It’s just… am I selfish to want more? Today, a .JPG of a screenshot from Super Mario Bros. is actually bigger than the game Super Mario Bros. itself. Couldn’t Nintendo have just crammed literally every NES game ever made into this bad boy and charged a little more? I would be willing to pay up to 1,000 dollars for that box, seeing as how I paid that much for a used copy of the super-rare NES game Stadium Events. (Of course, that game cost me more than 1,000 dollars since my wife left me after I bought it instead of paying for a DJ at our wedding. I didn’t think it would be a big deal if everyone at our reception just stood around and avoided eye contact, but ol’ Jessica thought it was another sign that I was “selfish beyond reason” and “unable to take into account the feelings of anyone besides myself”. But who’s got Stadium Events now, Jessica? Who’s got Stadium Events now??)
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