The New Nintendo!!

If your adolescent years were during the mid-1980’s to the mid-1990’s like mine, then you will relate to exactly what I am talking about. Nintendo Baby! That’s right, Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunter, and the list continues. Of course, there was not the myriad of games and different consoles as there is today, but it was a step up from Atari. I am so excited about this I can’t even tell you. In fact, when my sister and I were in both married and in our early 20’s, we were highly addicted to DK junior. I went to stay with her and her husband in North Dakota for a visit and we stayed up playing for literally 20+ hours straight. One of the funniest times I can remember. We still reminisce about that weekend like it was yesterday. Who says video games can’t bring people together?

This fun in a box comes out November 11, 2016, and comes with 30 preloaded games. Some of my faves are:

  •       Donkey Kong
  •       Donkey Kong Jr.
  •       Pac-Man
  •       Mario Bros
  •       Super Mario Bros 1, 2, and 3

The best part of this great family fun is the price – $59.99! I am so getting one and I am going to force my 16 and 8-year-old to play with me. Just like my dad made me play his favorite games of pool, cribbage, and horseshoes.

It connects to your TV with an HDMI cable and even comes with that classic NES pad. You can also use a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro on the system for two-player action, but the new NES pad will be sold separately for $9.99 as well.

Changing the topic, a bit, if you grew up in the early to mid-2000’s, you probably like more of the sh*t my teenager likes (I call it that and he calls Nintendo that, touché). His game of choice is Grand Theft Auto 5. He and his friends play online as a group and there is a lot of laughter and interaction. There is one thing about the new age of gaming…. online with others. It is a different generation for sure. He plays with friends in Montana while living in Las Vegas. I played with friends that were sitting right beside me, or I played alone.

I do have to add one last thought, please game responsibly. I mean it when I say that. Video games can have a way of sucking the real world right out of you. If need be, set a timer. Otherwise, you will get lost in the video world and the next thing you know you’ve been playing for 3 days straight, your wife has left you, and you got fired from your job because you failed to show up. Believe me, this can happen to you.

Please play responsibly.

Peace out my friends.



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