A group of Japanese retro video game fans hopes that the lockdown-induced boredom. It will convert today’s kids into the fans of yesteryear’s games. The company is offering 100 classic Nintendo consoles.
The non-profit Japan Retro Game Association said in a message on their website, a notice of emergency goods supply. They announced that they would send Super Nintendo consoles to 100 households who have children under 16 age.
The company announced that a lot of children are staying at home due to coronavirus. The company wants them to enjoy the games that people in their 30s and 40s get connected.
The association invited the applications through emails for the lottery, which gets closed on Sunday. The website said that the company received 54,630 applications. After that, they said those who won the shipping work completed on the night of 27th April.
They are giving the classic consoles with adaptors, cables, controllers, and two masterpiece games, i.e., Super Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy VI.
In Japan, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super NES) console known as the Super Famicom. It came to Japan in 1990, and it was the platform for Super Mario and other famous franchises.
The association said that the retro consoles are second-hand, and they have some marks or scratches. But, they restored to play, the company cleaned and disinfected the retro consoles as much as possible.
The photos on the group’s site show that the members are cleaning the old consoles carefully.
Japan is in a nationwide state of emergency, which is till 6th May because of the coronavirus.
The government said the people to stay at home and most of the schools are closed.
In the country, more than 13,500 infections are recorded with the 376 deaths from the virus.