New Nintendo Entertainment System Makes It An 80s Holidays

Posted: Nov 5 2016, 5:36am CDT | by , in Technology News


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New Nintendo Entertainment System Makes it an 80s Holidays

Forget about the Nintendo Switch. This new Nintendo Entertainment System is what you want this Holiday season.

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) has been the popular video game console of the 80s. Nintendo has shrunken the NES to palm size and is realeasing the new NES Classic with 30 games pre-installed on November 10. The $59.99 TV video game console lets you play again such video game classics as Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Kirby’s Adventure and PAC-MAN.

Nintendo has planned a trip to the 80s for the launch on the NES classic on November 10. On the night of Nov. 10, fans who visit the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza will have a blast in the past with an ’80s-themed launch event. On the launch weekend (Nov. 11-13), Nintendo is bringing back its righteously nostalgic Power Line for three days only.

The original Nintendo Power Line was a popular service in the 1980s that connected games to Nintendo Game Play Counselors who offered helpful tips and tricks. In this fully automated version, you can use your real-life phone to dial (425) 885-7529 to hear recorded tips for several games, plus behind-the-scenes stories from original Nintendo Game Play Counselors.

So when you play one of the 30 Nintendo Entertainment System games during the launch weekend you might find yourself puzzled by some of the more challenging games like “How do I find the first Warp Whistle in Super Mario Bros. 3", you know who to call.

On Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, Nintendo's social media channels will go completely retro to a time when “social media” involved trading passwords and game tips on the school bus. Nintendo will host a “Remembering #NESterday” social media takeover starting on Nov. 10. By using the #NESterday hashtag, Nintendo fans will be encouraged to share fond Nintendo gaming memories and even present-day photos with their old NES consoles. Some of these photos will be shared on Nintendo’s social media channels, and people will also be able to participate in a Twitter sweepstakes that will be just as tubular as you might expect.

On the night before the launch (Nov. 10) starting at 9 p.m. ET, Nintendo invites you (and anyone who wants to party like it’s 1985) to the Nintendo NY store for an ’80s-themed NES Classic Edition event. The first 250 visitors can play classic NES games, participate in a costume contest dressed as their favorite Nintendo characters or ’80s icons, and show off their NES knowledge in the ultimate retro Nintendo game show. When the clock ticks over to midnight on Nov. 11, the one-handed gloves come off and the NES Classic Edition will be available to purchase, while supplies last.

If you see a NES Classic Edition in stock, just buy it. We have identified the NES Classic console as a product to buy before Black Friday. The NES Classic will sell out on launch day.

Nintendo misses the Holidays 2016 with the new Nintendo Switch, but the company is going to have a smash hit with the NES Classic that willl take attention away from the Xbox and PS4.

You can't pre-order the Nintendo NES Classic Edition anymore. Retailer's Amazon, Best Buy, Target and ToysRUs are listing the new retro Nintendo Entertainment System. The second controller retails for $9.99.

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