Nintendo NES Classic draws long lines at Houston area Best Buy stores days before Christmas
LEAGUE CITY, Texas – The freezing cold weather did not stop a long line of shoppers looking to score a Nintendo NES Classic Edition game console.
The first Houston-area campers, Kristen and Alex Sifuentes, started lining up Monday afternoon in order to be the first to walk through the doors at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Best Buy on Gulf Freeway in League City.
The store stocked a limited number of the throwback consoles on its shelves just days before Christmas.
The NES Classic was released on Nov. 10. It sells for $59.99 but eager fans are buying them for much more on sites like eBay.
The system comes with 30 fan favorite games from "Mario Bros." to "The Legend of Zelda," plus a controller. The mini-console measures 5 inches by 4 inches by 1.6 inches.
The games included with the system are:
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario Excitebike
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts 'n Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby's Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- Super C Super
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Tecmo Bowl
- The Legend of Zelda
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link