Welcome to Warp Zone!

RetroN 2

You guys. Nintendo and Super Nintendo are back! I was at Urban Outfitters last weekend, saw this baby on the shelf and nearly knocked over the display from excitement. (Although I was a little sad to see that a relic of my youth is now “retro” enough to share shelf space with record players, Polaroid cameras and other hipster accoutrements.) I don’t know about you, but I’ve never come around to the whole 3-D, first-person-shooter, zombie apocalypse evolution that’s taken place in today’s video game culture. Where are the gold coins? The synth music? The pixelated … everything?

Bring on the Super Mario Bros, the Mario Kart, the Super Contra, the Mortal Kombat, the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the Claymates, the M.C. Kids (you could actually get these games in McDonald’s Happy Meals back in the day!). Who’s with me?!

P.S. Let’s get a list going for the kids. Which Nintendo and Super Nintendo games should be the first additions to any good “retro” collection?

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3 thoughts on “Welcome to Warp Zone!

  1. I have another version of this thing, and it’s rad. For the list:
    Super Mario World
    Yoshi’s Island
    Ken Griffey, Jr. Baseball
    Donkey Kong Country
    Turtles In Time
    Sunset Riders

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