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JR Ortega

By JR Ortega
July 4, 2017 at 10:22 p.m.

I'm pretty simple to please.

That's why when I learned Nintendo was releasing Super NES Classic Edition, I pretty much did a backflip. OK, a mental backflip, I'm not that athletic.

Come Sept. 29, Super Nintendo is back, and I couldn't be more excited. Yes, I'm one of those fans who gives into nostalgia, but I have to admit, the system seems pretty cool.

And considering it's going for $79.99, I say it's a steal.

I still remember when I first got my Super Nintendo. It was Christmas, and my mom snuck off to Wal-Mart in the middle of the night with me in the cart fast asleep. I remember opening my eyes to see her placing the Super Nintendo in the cart.

As a 5-year-old, you'd think I'd be overly excited. Instead, I played it cool, and several days later I opened my gift, which just so happened to be from "Santa Claus." I didn't tell my mom that memory until years later.

You'd think that would be enough to make me stop believing in Santa Claus; instead, I continued believing for a few years later.

It sounds silly, I know, but for someone like me who doesn't have a lot of memories to hold on to of his childhood, that's a wonderful one to keep.

My mom was Santa Claus. 

Fast-forward almost 30 years later, and here we are again, and I'm just as excited.

The system will come with 21 pre-installed games and will plug into any high-definition TV. The game has a ton of classics, like "Yoshi's Island," "Super Mario World," "Kirby's Dream Course," "Final Fantasy III," "Donkey Kong Country" and "Earthbound."

And, for the first time ever, gamers will be able to play "Star Fox 2," a sequel to the every-popular "Star Fox" series that was never released.

I know: Why would you want to play old games, especially when we've come so far in the gaming industry?

Nostalgia. That's why.

I believe there is a game for everyone out there, and at $80, it's quite the deal. One could argue you can buy the games individually via the WiiU gaming store, but that would actually cost you a little more. 

Now, there are a couple of things I might have changed. I understand wanting to make the system as original as possible, but having wireless controllers would have been cool, considering how far our HDTV's are from our couches these days. But still, it's worth the price. 

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to go back to the early 1990s come Sept. 29.

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