There’s an extremely cool future idea here in R.O.B that still hasn’t been fully realised to this day. I’ll tell you about it sometime, and proclaim that I had the idea first, as soon as someone does it the way I’m thinking about. . . .
I’m pretty sure the NES bundle above, officially called the NES Deluxe Set, is one of the greatest bundles ever in the history of the videogames industry: You got the NES, R.O.B, a Zapper, two controllers, and copies of Gyromite and Duck Hunt for $199. Has there ever been a bundle that was better value for money than this?
Just imagine how cool it would be to have one of those huge NES display cases in your store. I expect only the biggest toy chains could afford such an extravagance at the time.
And what a great selection of games for the system, covering a broad range of genres too (including “education” :-o). It’s no wonder the NES was such a phenomenon (no, I don’t mean because of the education titles).
All the scans above come from Howard Phillips Facebook page.