That makes the price a little better.
I noticed my walmart had about 10 or so of these in the case this weekend. IF only it was easily hackable and had enough storage for a good 50 games ... I'd grab one... and maybe a second if I liked it enough. As is... they can rot on the shelf.
That said... I might come around to a Zelda G&W next year with it's 35th anniversary. SMB/SMB-LostLevels... just ... not as appealing. Zelda 1 & 2... that could be cool. Dragon Quest also has it's 35th anniversary as well.... and they've teased something is in the works.
Agreed, nightc1. I just don't see the appeal of this device, and I grew up owning a few of these Game and Watch handhelds. The whole package just seems too "meh," for me. I can play SMB on other devices, and frankly, on ones that would be much more comfortable for my big hands.
Also, as you note, this not being easily hackable is the deal-breaker for me. It looks like Nintendo spent some R&D time to ensure buyers can't easily add games to the device, which makes the whole package that much less attractive. I get why Nintendo wants to block it, sure. It's just that doing so means the $40 price tag for what's there makes it a super short nostalgic trip.