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Pack-In Games

Most home video game consoles have a game included in the packaging, called a pack-in game. While some of them are better than others, it gives you a game to play as soon as you hook up your new console. Many of us bought consoles for a specific title they wanted to play. Here is an example of the game we were dying to play when we bought this console...

Nintendo NES

When I bought a new Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console, it came with Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt, but I really wanted Towne & Country Wood Water Rage!

Nintendo NES pack-in game

En route to a ski resort for a week, my buddy and I wanted some after-shred gaming and began stopping at malls on our trek north to Killington in search of the elusive NES. It took several stops to locate one. This was a few years after launch and it was still hard to find an NES! We finally found one, I believe it was at a Kay-Bee toys store.

I have to admit we got a kick out of Super Mario as a pack-n game, but as avid snowboarders, we also picked up Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage to satisfy a sk8 vibe.

pack-in game

Check out our list of Pack-In games for each game console.

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