Classic Nintendo Titles Go On Sale For The First Time Ever

What are ya buyin', stranger?

Have you been meaning to play classic Nintendo titles like Donkey Kong or Punch-Out? Well, today is your lucky day as a whole swath of Nintendo’s classic arcade line-up is being sold at the e-shop for a 30% discount. 

Major Takeaways:

  • A handful of classic NES titles are available for sale on the Nintendo e-shop.
  • The games are at a 30% discount for the first time ever

These titles range from Donkey Kong to Mario Bros to Pinball and Ice Climber. The full list of games is written as follows: 

  • Arcade Archives Donkey Kong 
  • Arcade Archives Donkey Kong Jr. 
  • Arcade Archives Donkey Kong 3
  • Arcade Archives Mario Bros
  • Arcade Archives Super Mario Bros
  • Arcade Archives Punch-Out!!
  • Arcade Archives Super Punch-Out!!
  • Arcade Archives Excitebike
  • Arcade Archives Ice Climber
  • Arcade Archives Pinball
  • Arcade Archives VS Balloon Fight
  • Arcade Archives VS Wrecking Crew
  • Arcade Archives Clu Clu Land
  • Arcade Archives Sky Skipper
  • Arcade Archives Urban Champion
  • Arcade Archives Golf
  • Arcade Archives VS Baseball
  • Arcade Archives VS Tennis 
  • Arcade Archives Vs Mah-Jong
  • Arcade Archives Soccer 

 All of these games are currently available on the Nintendo e-shop for $5.59 each. 

Classic Nintendo Games
Classic Nintendo Games

Most of these games are literal classics in the gaming medium, with titles like Punch-Out!!, Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros are important cornerstones of gaming history.

While the Donkey Kong and Punch-Out!! series are currently stuck in limbo, Mario has been having a ball with two incredible modern releases back-to-back. From Super Mario Odyssey to Bowser’s Fury.

Nintendo has also been revisiting their past franchises lately with Metroid fans finally getting some love with Metroid Dread and Pikmin 4 in development. 

Fans are also eagerly awaiting any news regarding the not-yet-shown Metroid Prime 4 as well as the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom which is due next year. 

Nintendo as a company is infamous for having games that never go on sale, so this will be coming off as a surprise to many. Is this good to see? Hell yes! Is it something we can expect to see more from Nintendo in the future? Absolutely not. 

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