NES Classic Edition Brings “Old-School” Nintendo to the 21st Century

Nintendo is planning to release a smaller, cheaper version of the Nintendo Entertainment System called the “NES Classic Edition”.

This bite-sized classic console clone will run for 60 dollars, and will come preloaded with 30 of the NES’ most-loved games. The outward appearance emulates the original console, and includes a controller that is designed to function just like the iconic rectangular remote that came with the original.

However, thanks to the magic of computing in 2016, the console has a few advantages over the original. will be much smaller than the original and will connect to your modern day, 2016 television through an HDMI port. Players can also skip the cartridges — all the games come preloaded onto the devices.

Additionally, in consistency with Nintendo’s Virtual Console re-releases, the console will allow for multiple save states in each game, so that the player can pick up easily from where they left off. The controller for the Classic NES will also be compatible with the Wii and Wii U, so players can use a classic-style rectangular controller to play any NES games they’ve purchased through Nintendo’s Virtual Console.

The NES Classic Edition will be released on November 11th.

Here’s a full list of the games available on the console:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts’N Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
 Source: Nintendo

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