The Arkade Plug and Play by Wisdom Tree has surpassed the 60% funding mark. As of this writing it is closing on 70% total of their minimum goal. To celebrate they have added a new exclusive Kickstarter reward that is nothing to sneeze at. Collector’s and “super” collector’s that have to have complete libraries of Nintendo Entertainment System cartridge releases should go ahead and open their wallets now as 20% of this exclusive reward have already been claimed.
What is this amazing new Kickstarter exclusive reward? It is multiple things so bear with me on the description. First, it includes a Gold Cartridge version of the Nintendo Entertainment System Multicart. This reward features the digital bundle, Limited Edition Genesis Collection, The Wisdom Tree Arkade Plug and Play, Super Noah’s Ark PC Big Box, Wisdom Tree PC Collection Big Box and of course a Big Box (think Earthbound on SNES big) NES Gold Cart Special edition. Also included in this reward tier are Limited Edition Complete in Box NES cart, a Complete in Box NES and the Gold Cart. That is a lot of gaming fun for a minimum pledge of $550.
The Wisdom Tree Arkade is also aware of the concerns over the Nintendo controller prototype being used in the campaign. They have stated in one of their comments to fans that they have other designs available to switch to if Nintendo feels the need arises. It is interesting to note though, the patent on the Nintendo Entertainment System controller has expired. While Nintendo did acquire a new copyright/trademark on the design of the classic controller it needs to be pointed out that that only applies to clothing and hand held gaming devices. Still, if the need arises Wisdom Tree have already made plans to abide by the wishes of Nintendo and change to another design if asked.
Head over to the Kickstarter for the Wisdom Tree Arkade and see if any of the reward tiers are calling your name.