Sick of Nintendo (NES) As a Nintendo Fan

By François Chang

August 31, 2011

The Nintendo 3DS just got a wave of 10 free NES games for those who picked the system up before its price drop, and I, being one of them, am not all that excited. Now I know that it’s not entirely Nintendo’s fault and I have the power to change this (I’ll explain later), but, as a Nintendo fan, I’m sick of NES games. I’m 22 years old now and although I wasn’t really alive or consciously aware of the releases of the original games, I have seen more than my fair share of re-releases. That is the reason why I’m not crazy about this and I’ll explain more. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way, too.

Like I said before, I’m 22 now, and I have seen the following bulk re-releases:

  • Animal Crossing (GameCube)
  • e-Reader cards
  • NES Classics (Gameboy Advance)
  • Nintendo Wii (Virtual Console)
  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program

Also notice that I’m not counting single re-releases such as Game Boy Color’s Super Mario Bros. Deluxe or even bulk remakes such as Super Mario All-Stars. So isn’t that a bit ridiculous? I have seen 4 re-releases of Ice Climber for NES, and now I am being compensated with…more Ice Climber. That’s my biggest gripe with this. It’s not that Nintendo is shoving these games down our throat or anything like that, because I can choose to buy or rebuy whatever game I want. But isn’t it a bit silly that early adopters of the Nintendo 3DS are getting games they most likely already have? Think about it. These people are probably some of the most loyal Nintendo fans.

That’s just my short take on these games that have just recently released. Let me know what you all think. If you will excuse me, I will go play some Super Mario Bros. for the 14,000th time on 3DS.


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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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