Nintendo is not done paying its respect to the past. Aside from launching the NES Classic Edition, the miniaturized version of the iconic NES, the company will also revive the popular hint line.
Power Line will only be available for one-weekend coinciding with the NES Classic Edition's official release. From Nov.11 to 13, young and old gamers will receive tips and hints on most if not all of the 30 different games offered with the modern take on the classic console.
The number of the hint line is 425-885-7529, the same one used in the 1980s. Callers will be entertained from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. ET each day.
Back in the day, the Power Line helped NES users by giving away tips and hints that were pre-recorded. This time, callers will not only be treated with numerous game tips but also get to hear the stories of the people behind the voices back then. Nintendo was able to get the Game Play Counselors who manned the original phone line in the 80s to participate in this trip down memory lane.
The tips will also be pre-recorded the same with the testimonials from the former line operators.
The launch will commence on Nov. 10 at Nintendo's New York store located at the Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. Those interested in attending the launch must come early as only the first 250 guests will be admitted. Party starts at 9 p.m. ET.
The '80s-themed event will feature a fake game show, costume contest, playable NES games, and the NES Classic Edition, of course. Prize packs will be given away. Guests may start purchasing their NES consoles at the strike of 12.
Aside from the Power Line and the NY '80s party, the company will also post game hints, tips and other facts on their social media accounts. The "Remember #NESterday" campaign will also be launched on Nov. 10 and will last for two days. The online event will ask people, especially those who owned the classic game console before, to share their NES stories.