Post by Hope(N Forever) on Nov 12, 2016 18:25:54 GMT -5
Celebrating the launch of the NES Classic Edition in North America, Nintendo of America have temporarily brought back the Nintendo Power Line service to promote the nostalgia hype around the console. People in the United States can dial (425) 885-7529 from November 11 until November 13 (between 6 am and 7 pm PT) to get some tips from pre-recorded messages (unlike actual human beings in the original service).
Now, personally, I don't live in the United States, so I could not know what the pre-recorded messages might say. However, the GameXplain YouTube channel provided a video demonstrating the pre-recorded messages to everyone. It turns out, whilst the promo service seems only applies to three of the thirty games included on the NES Classic Edition, one of the former counselors happened to reference StarTropics in their story before giving callers a hot tip for Metroid.
In case you have no access to the service, are too late to it, or are not bothered to call for some reason, you can check out the StarTropics reference around the 5:40 mark within the video embedded below. Enjoy!
Post by Michael Jones on Nov 13, 2016 0:52:26 GMT -5
I unfortunately never had the opportunity to call the service back in the day, although I always dreamed of trying it! Hearing one of the counselor's memories of StarTropics is like a dream come true haha, it's totally radical!
It almost reminds me of us back in the day, when it seemed like every month we would get a new member asking what the code was, rather than just looking for the threads made by others who had already asked. Good times!