Despite all the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation has also brought out some amazing acts of human kindness. Now we can add the Japan Retro Game Association to our list of lovely people, as they have offered to loan out 100 slightly yellowing Super Famicom consoles to Japanese residents who are bored stuck at home during lockdown.
Entertainment is guaranteed as each console will come bundled with Donkey Kong Country and Final Fantasy VI. To qualify for a SNES loaner, Japanese residents simply need to enter a lottery by filling in a form; priority will be given to households with children under 16 years of age. Lockdown is, of course, a good time to educate them on the 16-bit classics.
It's a heartwarming offer which we're sure will make a lot of people happy. Let us know if you've spotted any similar random acts of kindness in these troubling times with a comment below.
[source twitter.com, via dualshockers.com]
This is nice!
I’m still happy I got a free copy of uncharted and journey from Sony even though I’m not on PS+!
Donkey Kong Country is always there for you.
Pretty cool gesture!
However super famicoms sell for 500 yen at BOOKOFF. (Basically 5 bucks) I think anyone who wanted to play retro games probably already has one
The virtual console would really help!
That's really nice, but I wonder how many people still have a TV that works with the old RCA cables. I have 3 TVs and all of them require HDMI.
What a choice for lockdown, only the best console ever!!! Luckily I still own one:)
Imagine winning the ‘lottery’ and receiving the SFC, then realising that both backup batteries in the carts are dead..... Well if you can’t go out I suppose you could just leave the console on for 3 months
@datamonkey Is Sony giving away those games for free? I already own both of them so am missing out if they are.
Those are some great games with hundreds of hours in them for anyone invested.
@wazlon yes they are free for anyone with a PSN account. Not sure how long for though. Got mine about a week ago.
Btw it’s the uncharted collection not Uncharted 4 so hopefully you meant you have U4? If so that means you’ll get 3 games...
Great idea bundling it with the greatest Final Fantasy game ever made FFVI.
This is actually pretty cool. I wouldn't mind that bundle myself just for the copy of FF6.
How you getting on with Uncharted Collection? They are some of my favourite games ever. 😊
@Fandabidozi yeah well I skipped the first one and am playing through the second.
I played them all ages ago back on PS3 but have wanted to replay them for a while so this is the perfect chance!
I skipped the first as it’s my least favourite. 2 and 3 are superb though! Have you downloaded this or did you already have it?
I got the Uncharted PS4 just to play these games and I’m at the start of 3 (I’m always playing like a dozen games at once so progress is slow). They’re amazing! I’m looking forward to replaying em even as I play. 😅
Lucky them ..I wish the US would do that here ..
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