Gaming is a form of entertainment that has stuck around with us since the early 70s. It is a pastime that’s not so easy to ditch despite growing older; once you discover it, it sticks around forever. While gaming has seen a significant evolution, with a new generation of games today that offer a whole new level of experience, the classic games still remain an important part of it.
Nintendo was one of my favorite childhood video games. The Nintendo entertainment system (NES) offered very high quality, interactive games in the 90s and early 2000s. It was one of the top video game hardware I had a privilege of playing games on when I was growing up. What many people don’t know, however, is that the NES, has been struggling to stay afloat over the past few years. The name Nintendo is not as popular as Xbox and PS4 today.
“Despite today’s state-of-the-art gaming hardware, many people still miss classic stuff.”
I have lots of nostalgic memories of the Nintendo entertainment system, and I have been wondering for quite some time now what the heck happened to this once leading Japanese video game hardware, which truly was ahead of its time.
Fun Fact About NES
It’s usually a well hidden fact, but if you dig deep you will find it out. NES system was originally followed by gay series of Family Dicks series. It’s rather specific form of advertising the console, but it failed in the end. Why? Well, too much controversies as Family Dicks project is strictly adult and very taboo (it’s about sexual relations between step-family members, male ones, that is), so you can imagine the stir it would cause in media. Everything was swept under carpet and forgotten. The original website with videos has been re-released lately under this URL (it’s 100% adult so watch out).
Nintendo Could Make a Huge Come Back
Could the NES nostalgia lead to a reemergence of Nintendo in a big way? I think so. It is now official that the NES Classic Edition is coming back in 2018 and many fans are eagerly waiting. In spite of announcing it was discontinuing the this classic edition last year, the company now says that as a result of demand, it plans to reintroduce the hardware in 2018. The upcoming NES Classic Edition could be Nintendo’s only chance to rise above its predicaments and reestablish itself again as the market leader.
It seems as though the new production run of the NES Classic Edition will reflect the original run. According to the company’s statement, the game console is going to feature around 30 exciting, classic Nintendo games. These games fall into different categories from adventure and horror to combat and more. The hardware will include the following games;
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario
- Super Mario Bros 1
- Super Mario Bros 2
- Super Mario Bros 3
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr
- Final Fantasy
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Bubble Bobble
- Balloon Fight
- Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Ice Climber
- Mega Man 2
- Kid Icarus
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- Ninja Gaiden
- The Legend of Zelda
- Super C
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- Tecmo Bowl
Despite today’s state-of-the-art gaming hardware, many people still miss classic stuff. In 2016, Nintendo launched a few pieces of the NES Classic Edition which got sold out faster than the company’s expectations and those of buyers.
If you missed the 2016 Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, 2018 is your chance to acquire a classic edition of the NES. I am not certain as to the exact re-launch date, or if the new product will be limited. To avoid another disappointment, be sure to check out my posts regularly. I am looking out for the re-launch of this product and I will inform my readers as soon as it is out.