Tech-ish Tuesday: Nintendo

Tech-ish Tuesday: Nintendo

 The evolution of video games. Photo via   Picphotos.net

The evolution of video games. Photo via  Picphotos.net

Cusp Millennials were likely the world's first generation of "gamers". Before the term was even coined, many of us had already logged hours, days if not months of video game use back in the 80s and 90s. Who doesn't remember their first Nintendo NES game system? My cousins and I would spend countless hours pounding on power pads, shooting dogs and ducks with orange "guns", and figuring out how to finally rescue various princesses. We blew on cartridges, we argued over who'd be player 1 or player 2, and we loved every minute of it.

 Original vs Mini Nintendo NES game system, image Via  C|Net   

Original vs Mini Nintendo NES game system, image Via C|Net  

From the original Nintendo, to Super Nintendo and the N64, even the classic Game Boy, you could find me glued to a game at any given moment. And while I was partial to any and everything Mario, I was also a Tetris addict. My cousins still make fun of me for all of this, but now I can proudly say I was an original gamer.

 The New Classic Edition Mini Nintendo NES; photo Via  C|Net  

The New Classic Edition Mini Nintendo NES; photo Via C|Net 

That is why two new announcements by Nintendo are so incredibly exciting!!! The kid inside of me did a power up when I heard about the new and revamped Mini Nintendo NES system. Preloaded with 30 original games including Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3, Donkey Kong, Donkey King Jr, and The Legend of Zelda, it doesn't get more nostalgically nerdy than this, folks.

Introducing the Mini Nintendo NES via YouTube  

 

My son plays a ton of Wii games like Mario Cart and Super Smash Bros.  I can't wait to buy this for my 6 and 4 year old kids (i.e. myself). Not only will I not have to learn any new games or systems, I can introduce my kids to the games I used to love without the help of YouTube. My little Luigi will be thrilled when the system is released on November 11 for only $59.99 .

 Super Mario Run: Only on the App Store

Super Mario Run: Only on the App Store

And if that's not enough, Nintendo also announced the release of the Super Mario Run Game exclusively on the App Store. I suspect with the massive success of the recent Pokémon Go Launch, Nintendo Co. is likely hedging their bets that this new game will not only please us old-school Super Mario fans, but it will also reach a whole new audience of eager Apple iPhone/iPad users while becoming another HUGE success. And with the iOS 10 update and the new iPhone 7 coming, I bet a lot of parents will be passing their old iPhones to their kids instead of trying to sell them on the resale market. Disclaimer: I am not endorsing anything nor am I advocating you do this yourself or with your children.

 Description via the App Store

Description via the App Store

I don't know when the new Super Mario Run Games drops, but I will be anticipating the notification on my new iPhone! One point Team iPhone; Team Android, nil.

 For more information, visit www.nintendo.com