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Well, this one should make collectors cringe a little bit. Believe me, it hurt to do it. We took a copy of StarTropics for the NES that's been sealed for almost 30 years and popped it open. Then we dunked part of it in water. For history!


The journey of StarTropics was as varied as it was challenging, taking players from the tropical islands of the Coral Sea to the spaceship of an alien conqueror. In many ways, the game is what you'd get if there was an 8-bit version of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker fused together with Indiana Jones, the Superman origin story, Dragon Quest style NPCs and baseball tactics. It's an unexpected mix that works, in large part, due to the game's quirky charm and its light-hearted narrative.