As always with video games, I’m late to the party. Over the summer, last year, Nintendo released a mini classic NES console for the nostalgic millennial to immerse themselves in childhood warm fuzzies. The console serves more are an emulator and instead of taking tiny game cartridges, comes with 30 games already preloaded. Everything from Zelda and Mega Man to every Mario Bros. your heart could desire are ready to play, complete with an ability to save where you want to leave off instead of doing what we all used to do, which was leaving the game paused and the console on.
There are a few caveats about the system in that I am horrendously late to write about it. It was originally being sold for $60 and is now well overpriced everywhere except good old Frys Electronics. But alas, it is sold out at Frys. Also, while the controller is original size, the cord is too short, forcing you to sit too close to your TV set... and there’s no Duck Hunt, second controller, or laser gun.