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Super Famicoms Are Being Given Away in Japan To Keeps Kids at Home

The Japan Retro Game Association will be giving away one hundred Super Famicoms to try to keep kids inside during the pandemic.

Just like most of the world, Japan has declared a state of emergency to prevent the spread of Covid-19. As we have seen the pandemic spread, we have also seen the increasing demand for video games as well. Hardware has been selling like hotcakes as well as software. The Japan Retro Game Association has taken notice and to help encourage children to stay at home during the crisis, the group will be giving away one hundred Super Famicoms.

Per Kotaku, To apply for one of the consoles, you will need to live in a house with at least one child under the age of sixteen. You will also need to be able to cover the shipping fees as well. To get more information, check out the organization’s official website.

Not only will the Japan Retro Game Association send a Super Famicom, but the group will also include some classic games as well to try and keep kids indoors during the ongoing pandemic. They did state however that the consoles have aged and might contain some sunspots. But they have been tested and cleaned to verify that they still work.

The Super Nintendo/Super Famicom is one of the best consoles of all time. It contained a tremendous amount of timeless classics as well as a huge collection of fantastic RPGs. If there are children out there who have never popped a SNES cartridge into the console before, now would be the perfect time for them to start.

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Grant Huff

Grant Huff is a writer at DualShockers located out of Houston. He is a computer science graduate from Texas State University. When he is not playing or covering video games, he is most likely eating pizza.

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