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Nintendo NY SNES Classic 90’s Themed Launch Party

Nintendo NY SNES Classic 90’s Themed Launch Party

by Abe HunterOctober 4, 2017

We were invited by Nintendo to cover the Nintendo NY SNES Classic launch at the Nintendo Store in NYC.

On September 28, 2017, 150 people were given wristbands and we invited to the Nintendo NY SNES Classic launch party. At Nintendo NY there was a 90’s themed party and the opportunity to be one of the first to purchase the SNES Classic at midnight. Inside Nintendo NY, was decorated to look like a bunch of different 90’s themed room, complete with answer machines, lava lamps and of course a, Super Nintendo. After playing the SNES classic in one of these “Rooms” you receive a retro looking poster and some sort of 90’s snack such as Slim Jims and Sunny D.

To avoid scalpers or running out of stock the Nintendo NY store has announced they will be limiting each customer to only ONE (1) SNES Classic until the year 2018. Nintendo NY is also stretching out their stock by limiting the amount of SNES Classic they sell in a day. If you’re still trying to find a SNES in stock be sure to check out the official Nintendo NY twitter page.

If you weren’t able to come join the fun, worry not. We’ve recorded a few moments from the night and you can watch it below.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – classics such as Super Mario WorldThe Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastSuper Mario KartSuper Metroid and F-ZERO.

On Sept. 29, this beloved console is coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”

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Abe Hunter
Graphic artist, designer, writer and overall fan of the gaming industry, you can find Abe with his Nintendo Switch within reach 24/7. Abe is one of the Co-Creators of BlockHead Gaming and a very COOL DUDE who totally didn't write his own bio.