I will blog regularly once again, even if it’s just to rehash what I do at work. Thankfully, today was pretty much Peak Jeremy Parish, as we received our NES Classic Edition review unit.
I will have a full review up on USgamer tomorrow, but I can safely confirm that it’s cute as a button. The R.O.B./Zapper poster that comes with the thing really makes me hope they produce another one of these in a Deluxe Set that includes a tiny R.O.B. with miniature pieces for Gyromite and Stack-Up, so that people can fully appreciate that (1) Gyromite is pretty cool when played correctly and (2) Stack-Up is really, really not worth $500.
As you can see, though, the NES Classic Edition has a great interface. It’s simple and direct, but it still has those goofy little Nintendo touches. The way you have to hold down the A button so your save state overwrites the old one by pushing it out of the way is just great. The system has its flaws, but I really like it for what it is, and I’m happy I was able to procure a few preorders in the brief windows such things were available from U.S. retailers — this thing is going to make a wonderful Christmas gift.