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My Arcade GamePad Pro - A Wireless Controller For The NES Classic Edition By Nintendo

My Arcade GamePad Pro - A Wireless Controller For The NES Classic Edition By Nintendo
If you were lucky enough to pick yourself up an NES Classic Edition on it's launch day: 11/11/2016 then you my want to check out this controller! My Arcade has developed a wireless, ergonomic controller to help you take your retro gaming to the next level. Not only can this controller be used on the NES Classic, but it can also be used on your Wii and Wii U with most classic titles. It's simple, practical, can be used from 30 feet away and allows 75 hours of gameplay on 2 AAA batteries. Intrigued? Read more about this here!

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NES Classic Edition - Today's Modern And Miniaturized Nintendo Entertainment System That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

NES Classic Edition Todays Modern And Miniaturized Nintendo Entertainment System That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand
If you're like me and grew up in the 80's and 90's, chances are you remember those wonderful days of playing Super Mario Bros. among many classic titles on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. I recall plopping down in front of a 13-inch tube TV with friends and enjoying hours of fun staring at the blocky animations as we played each game. The 8-bit video game system was a huge hit around the world as it hit shelves between 1983 and 1986.

Fast forward to 2016, around 30 years later and Nintendo is releasing their classic console with a modern twist. The NES Classic Edition is set to release on November 11, 2016 for $59.99. It's a miniaturized version of the original console that includes 1 controller, 30 preloaded classic games and an HDMI hookup to look perfect in high definition. You may also wonder if the cartridge door opens? It doesn't, which not only saves us all from blowing air into cartridges, but the streamlined machine will take up minimal space in your home! Need another controller? No problem, a second controller will only set you back $10. And lastly, you'll be able to save game progress, how great is that?!

With all that being said, I'm excited about it's release and will be picking one up myself. Will you?

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Now let's have a look at the classic games that come pre-installed in the console:

The Pre-Installed Game List:

  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • The Legend Of Zelda
  • Donkey Kong
  • Metroid
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Dr. Mario
  • Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • Balloon Fight
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Zelda 2: The Adventure Of Link
  • Excitebike
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • StarTropics
  • Final Fantasy
  • Pac-Man
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Gradius
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
  • Galaga
  • Mega Man 2
  • Super C
  • Ghosts’N Goblins
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Double Dragon 2: The Revenge

NES Classic Edition Nintendo Entertainment System And Controller
Personally, I'm looking forward to playing through many of these classic titles. One downside I see to this system is that it will be unable to connect to the internet, therefore adding other games to the console will be non existent. While this may sound disappointing to many, I don't see it as being a huge issue. Breaking down what you get by the numbers, each game will cost you around $2 with this mini system. If you purchased these 30 titles on the Wii Virtual Console, each would cost $5 and total around $150. In short, if you see yourself playing a minimum of 12 of these titles, it's worth the investment!

As an additional thought, I would love it if they released a Super Nintendo mini in the future! Will that be on the horizon?

Still want more on this topic? Visit Nintendo.com/nes-classic!

Leoric - Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light Review And Look At This San Diego Comic - Con Mighty Muggs Exclusive

Leoric - Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light Review And Look At This San Diego Comic - Con Mighty Muggs Exclusive
As an avid collector of Mighty Muggs it was just a matter of time before I got my hands on this excellent addition to my growing Mugg collection. In the past few years Hasbro has released an exclusive Mighty Mugg at SDCC and Leoric from Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light was a great choice this year. You may ask why? I'll get to that shortly and while I couldn't make it to this years San Diego Comic-Con (2016) to pick it up in person, I finally managed to grab one directly from Hasbro!

Leoric Mighty Muggs Guide:
Leoric Mighty Muggs Guide
Visit mightymugg.com to read more about this Mighty Mugg and view the visual guide!

Let's refocus our attention on Leoric and who he and the Visionaries are, because many of you may be scratching your heads saying you've never heard of either. In 1987, Hasbro launched a comic book run and television series titled: Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light. It was a short lived TV series that ran for 1 season across 13 episodes. Although it was unsuccessful in continuing through multiple seasons, the series itself is / was quite good. The unique characters, interesting storyline, quality animation (at the time) and great voice acting made this an excellent animated show. I recommend checking it out!

Leoric is the leader of the Spectral Knights and prince of New Valarak. He possesses the totem of the Lion as well as carries a power staff, which bestows him wisdom. Both of these help him lead his Knights to victory! What more do you need to know! :)

Leoric Mighty Muggs Exclusive
Given that brief overview of Leoric and the Visionaries, I'll get to why this was a great choice for this years exclusive Mugg. Personally I believe it was a great choice for a couple reasons: Leoric is a unique, visually interesting character and Hasbro found a way to reinvent a past project in the form of a modern collectible. Reinventing retro pieces is very popular these days and Hasbro made it work with this Mighty Mugg!

Overall, this vinyl collectible is excellent. The simple design and specific character details of this exclusive are top notch. More specifically the lion hologram on his chest is executed very well and a great edition to bringing the piece together. My only gripe is that he did not come with his power staff, which I thought would have been an obvious edition. Your thoughts on it? Feel free a to leave a comment down below!

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Why You Should Download Supercell's Popular Apps Clash Of Clans And Boom Beach If You Haven't Already

Why You Should Download Supercell's Popular Apps Clash Of Clans And Boom Beach If You Haven't Already
Do you find yourself bored of the same old apps and games you thumb around on, on your mobile device? Are you craving action and excitement? I have two awesome apps for you to check out! Both of which I play on a daily basis. The team at Supercell is the creative force behind the worldly popular apps: Clash of Clans and Boom Beach. Both of the games have similar gameplay: village defense and attacking, among others. While they both share similarities at their core, they have many differences from one another that make them truly unique. Let's take a look at each game:

The Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set Will Help You Use The Force With Your Cooking Preparation

The Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set Will Help You Use The Force With Your Cooking Preparation
Are you in the market for a measuring cup set to assist you with your at home cooking needs. Are you a fan of Star Wars? If you answered yes to both of these questions, let me introduce you to the R2-D2 measuring cup set! It's an officially licensed product by Lucasfilm that brings fun to the kitchen! Assembled, this set constructs the fan favorite droid of the franchise. Disassembled, this set breaks down into four measuring cups of the following sizes: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup. As an added bonus you'll get various sized table and teaspoons for pint size measuring! Need I see any more? Check it out here!

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Marvel's Captain America Shield Waffle Maker, Helping You Bring Your Geekiness And Patriotism To The Kitchen

Marvels MVA-278 Captain America Shield Waffle Maker Helping You Bring Your Geekiness And Patriotism To The Kitchen
If you have a geeky side and feel compelled to bring your love of comic books to the kitchen, then the Captain America shield waffle maker may be for you! This product, by Marvel, will cook up a tasty, 6 inch waffle in about 3 minutes on a non-stick surface! It will bring a patriotic theme to your cooking.

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