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A bunch of weird Christian-themed NES games are coming back

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Do you find that modern video games are lacking in theological rigour and bible-based gameplay? 

Us neither - but that doesn't seem to bother Wisdom Tree, the games studio behind a series of Christian-themed video games that originally offered salvation to the NES. 

Back in 1989, Wisdom Tree started selling "entertainment and educational media designed for the Christian community". Each of their games bore a striking resemblance to existing Nintendo titles, with Italian plumbers switched for Old Testament patriarchs. 

Presumably jumping on the NES Hype Train set in motion by Nintendo's recently revealed mini console, Wisdom Tree has taken to Kickstarter to launch the Arkade (geddit?): a £22 plug-and-play gaming device that looks remarkably like a NES controller. Connect the controller to your TV and these are the unholy titles that await you.

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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