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As the release of the NES Classic mini console approaches, the Nintendo Power Line returns on November 11 for three days. In case you didn’t get to play around in the 80s, the phone-counselor service helped many gamers get through hard levels in many popular titles such as Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda and Metroid. Before the Internet, it was the most immediate way to get assistance from devoted game play counselors, otherwise, gamers waited for magazines and books to share advice and codes. Working as a game counselor back then was a dream come true for many young gamers.

Nintendo, however, will be doing more, besides the Power Line, to give a great retro welcome to the NES Classic. According to Nintendo:

  • On the night of Nov. 10, fans who visit the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Plaza will have a blast in the past with an ’80s-themed launch event.
  • On Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, its social media channels will go completely retro to a time when “social media” involved trading passwords and game tips on the school bus.

“Many of us have fond and wonderful memories of the original NES,” mentioned Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With these launch activities for the NES Classic Edition, we want to replicate the nostalgic feelings of sitting down and playing the NES with your family for the first time.”

Though the new Power Line won’t be the same as the original which had game counselors responding to your gamer needs, it will let people listen to recorded tips for various games along with “behind-the-scenes stories from original Nintendo Game Play Counselors.”

The Nintendo Power Line will be available from 9 am to 10 PM Eastern on November 11-13.

This is a great chance to live the days of the NES again with family and friends. #NESterday.

[Source]: Nintendo: Nintendo Brings Back the ’80s to Celebrate the Launch of the NES Classic Edition.

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