Nintendo is going all in on nostalgia with the release of the new NES Classic Edition, reviving a quaint service from the video game giant's past: 'Power Line.'
Today, getting stuck in a video game is more about one's own degree of stubbornness and integrity than about being completely unable to proceed. That's because there are ample walkthroughs and tips available with just a few choice Google searches. In the 80s -- when the original NES system was the console of choice for gamers and Google was literally unimaginable -- getting stuck on a game was a far more dire situation. As such, Nintendo offered a toll free phone line, called Power Line, to offer players tips.
To commemorate the new, miniature NES Classic Edition, Nintendo is reviving Power Line during the first week of the system's release.
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