I happened to see a tweet floating by, a friend asked if anyone was interested in buying her Nintendo NES Classic Edition, I thought for a second or two .. I was interested! Requested approval from wife and got it!
Since I had never owned a NES console, just played at friends places and thought our 3+ year old son would enjoy it, I replied back, “I’m interested”.
One or two days later, I picked up the console. It spent another two or three days on a shelf as I did not have the energy to unbox and hook up the system, tough week.
This morning, a Saturday morning, I unboxed and connected the system, played a few games, some muscle-memory still present and it was really fun. I have not had the time to try out all games yet, it’s packed with 30 games where I have played most of them but not all, some are “new” to me. I have not touched a NES console, the original, since around early 90’s.
Tried to teach son to play Pacman, his attention span is too short and within a minute he was doing other things.. but at least I have the console and it will be used the next couple of weeks. Hopefully he will eventually discover it and spend some time on it, enjoying the games.
The only downside with this little console is the length of the controller cable, too short, will get an extension cord and possibly by another controller + extension cord.