I found out that EB Games was closing. I was a little upset about it. EB Games was very close to where I lived and it sold really good Nintendo games! I figured that I'd go down there and see what kinds of stuff they're selling before they close, so I grabbed my wallet and headed down there.
When I entered the store, I saw that everything looked pretty normal. There was someone behind the counter and there were a few people there as well, but not many merchandise was on the walls. I walked over to the section of the store that sold Nintendo games and looked to see what they had.
I was surprised to find that there was virtually zero games there. The shelves were wiped clean. Confused, I went to the cashier.
“Excuse me?” I said.
“Yes?” she replied.
“This is your closing day, right?”
“Yes,” she repeated.
“Do you have any Nintendo games left?” I asked her. “The shelves back there don't have any. Did you put them all in storage?”
“No,” she replied, “they all got sold out. There were a lot of people here a moment ago.”
“Shoot,” I muttered. “So you've got no more games, then?”
“We do have a game,” said the cashier. “It isn't Nintendo, but the game itself is similar to Nintendo. Did you want to see it?”
“Sure!” I replied.
The cashier opened up a drawer and pulled out a disc case. The disc was blank on both sides, but I saw that there was a piece of masking tape on it with the words “PIKACHU.EXE” on it, in sharpie.
“Hmm,” I hummed.
“The game is similar to the classic Pokémon games that used to be on Nintendo,” she explained.
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“That's what makes the game kind of like a Nintendo game.”
“Well, sure!” I said. “I'll buy it. Um… how much is it?”
“It doesn't have a price,” she replied.
I smiled. “Well then, is it free?”
“Yes, as a matter of fact,” she said, smiling back.
I blinked, surprised that it actually was free. “Oh, well, then is it okay if I have it?”
“Of course,” said the cashier. She dumped the disc in a bag and handed it to me.
“Thanks!” I said.
“No problem!” she replied. “Have a nice day.”
“That's my intention,” I said, and with a quick nod and grin, I left.
Once I got home, I instantly booted up the computer. I was anxious to try out my new game, PIKACHU.EXE. Once the computer was up, I opened up the disc slot and slipped PIKACHU.EXE in.
The game started up immediately. Well, actually, it took a few seconds first, but then it opened. The game seemed to be set in big-screen mode, since all my desktop icons and my taskbar vanished in the black that became my screen as the game got ready.
Without even an intro of any kind, the game began. The cashier was right; the game was similar to the classic pixelated top-down Pokémon games. My character was a short, pudgy-looking Pokémon trainer, and he was standing in a grassy field. There was cheerful 8-bit music playing in the background. I made my character walk around in the emptiness of the map, and after a few moments, the screen started flaring black.