Well, color me surprised that Limited Run Games seems to have produced genuine, no-joke NES and Game Boy cartridges for their re-release of the very first Star Wars console game, along with a physical PS4 port of Bounty Hunter, on Friday. (It is especially impressive since, didn't Capcom consider that for Mega Man 9 before deciding it was cost-prohibitive?) Not that I am unequal to the challenge of finding fault, as I sense no effort to replicate the mail-order hint book. Check out the packaging for yourself on Limited Run Games' Instagram page.
This is a little frustrating for me personally, I must admit. LucasArts made impressive contributions to a number of consoles, but the NES wasn't a platform they did very well on; some would argue that their debut for the system, the iconic (and in-house, unlike the title being awarded this treatment) port of Maniac Mansion, was the only project worth a damn, with all due respect to Defenders of Dynatron City. It was the gateway drug for many to the LEC adventure catalogue, and it comes with a nice juicy censorship controversy to boot.
Alas, as always, Star Wars gets the slot. But don't let me stink up the joint with my griping, because this is still really cool. Be sure to head over to the nearest Limited Run Games web presence on Friday to place your order.
Our thanks to Scummbuddy for bringing this to our attention