Gaming

A Brand-New Super Nintendo Game Is on Its Way

The scene is Christmas 1991, and your humble narrator is ten years old. The only packages under the tree we have any interest in are two oddly light square boxes. Money had been tight for many years, and we knew our parents didn't have $200 to drop on the new Super Nintendo, but we just hoped and hope and hoped. Well, mom and dad came through and the 16-bit console with Super Castlevania remains the best Christmas gift we've ever gotten. No system before or since has had such an awesome library of games.

It's been 15 years since Nintendo retired the old girl, but she's about to make a comeback. No, we don't mean a complete library of downloadable games. A company called Super Fighter Team is taking pre-orders for an all-new actual console game called Nightmare Busters, due out in 2013. The cancelled run-and-gun game had a small bootleg release, as well as a stint on cell phones as Flynn's Adventure, but is now aiming for a full-on run complete with cartridges and instruction manuals.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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