In the gaming world, Nintendo have been doing the rounds for a long damn time. This lumbering ol’ bastard of a company was established in 1887, and has been making video games for about as long as they’ve been a thing. As such, the family friendly funsters are a integral part of so many of our childhood memories.
These are different for everyone, natch. For me, my first ever console was a huge chunky-ass breezeblock of an original Game Boy, which I was given for Christmas back when it was first released in the West. I loved the great yellow monstrosity, and played the holy hell out of it until it finally gave up the ghost. To this day, whenever I play Super Mario Land or the like on an emulator, I get a happy little twinge in my nostalgia gland. That’s a couple decades on, mind you, which shows the kind of hold these memories can have on you.
The thing about that is, Nintendo know it as well. More than any other big name in the industry, these guys know that, like sex, nostalgia sells. They’ve repackaged and pimped out Mario and his buddies in just about every way possible over the years, and knocked out as many re-releases as Capcom. You’ve seen the mini NES that’s coming our way this holiday season? That’s a prime example of cheap cash-inery, right there. Yeah, I’m all over it as soon it releases, but I’m a sucker.
When the teeny box was announced, fans were soon speculating that other Nintendo consoles would likely be getting the same treatment. It makes sense, for those of us who grew up with the NES/SNES/N64, and now it looks as though we actually getting a whole range of the weeny consoles.
Destructoid thrust this fancy deluxe carry case for the mini NES at our eyeballs. You’ll notice the big ol’ Classics lettering on it there, all plural form and everything. Nothing’s been officially announced yet, but it sure sounds as though I’ll have to clear some space on my TV stand for a whole family of dwarfish consoles.