Lego takes the 80s gaming nostalgia to the next level with this brick-based Nintendo Entertainment System. Right up until its release, my wife and I debated the merits of purchasing this set. As you can see, logic and reasoning won out.
From its run-and-gun power fantasy action, to being the most important use of the Konami Code ever, Contra on the NES is one of the most iconic games of its time. Everyone in my circle knew and loved it, and I would discover years later through the internet that the game struck a chord with much of the gaming populace around the world. Decades later, that game holds up incredibly well relative to the modern action games of today.
While the series would carry on for many years after that NES release, none of the franchises subsequent releases came even close to capturing the worldwide frenzy of the original. Super C was the first of those subsequent releases that fell short of its predecessor’s success. However, it didn’t fall short because it was a bad game.
Double dose of Double Jump today! Kris, Rachel, and I come together for our first co-stream! First on the docket is Dr. Mario! They’re awesome and it was so much fun getting to play games and hang out on stream together. If they’re not back on sooner, they’ll be joining me and many others on our Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon! Make sure to follow them on everything!
At the end of Rachel of Double Jump fame’s Dr. Mario stream, we were all talking about the NES Classic. Rachel had just played Punch-Out for the first time the night before and was singing its praises. In that moment, I asked her if she could fight against Mr. Dream/Mike Tyson for us. She had no idea what was coming.
What should have been a joyous occasion turned out to be a disaster for Nintendo in late 2016. The highly-sought after NES Classic Edition instantly disappeared off store shelves and was discontinued long before the market hit a saturation point. If you’re still searching for one and don’t want to pay the exorbitant after market prices for one, relief is arriving shortly.
In a stunning turn of events, Nintendo’s hard-to-find mini console is going to be even tougher to track down in light of Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic Edition. In light of the high consumer demand that persists for the console to this day, this is a really bad look for Nintendo and a huge loss for those still trying to get one.