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Nintendo shrinks down the NES, lets you party like it’s 1985

by • July 13, 2016 • No Comments

Having broken the news that its new console won’t be manufacturing an appearance until upcoming year, Nintendo has unexpectedly pulled an old one out of the bag to store us busy in the meantime. The Nintendo Classic Mini can let you relive Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games of yore and comes loaded with old favorites like Mario, Zelda, Metroid and Castlevania.

Finding a way to play games of classic consoles is not especially tricky: The web and app stores are awash with ported versions, explanations of how to create homemade consoles that can run classic ROMs and, for that matter, places to buy ready-made consoles loaded with pirated ROMs of one guise or other.

With the exemption of SEGA and it is actually Mega Drive / Genesis plug-and-play device, yet, it is actually rare to find manufacturers kicking out platforms on that to reminisce with retro titles. In short, nostalgia does not pay as well as new.

The Classic Mini, yet, in addition known by the extra
verbose “Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition” moniker, is a mini replica of the NES with a create that is as faithful to the original as may be – albeit miniaturized. Indeed, actually the controllers sport the basic, blocky, black and grey appear and feel of the originals.

“We wanted to donate fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original process and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the initially place,” explains president and COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime in a press release. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is perfect for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the upcoming generation of gamers.”

The console connects to an HDTV via an HDMI cable-bodied (a much extra
modern convenience over the original’s RCA AV cable-bodied) and comes with 30 NES games installed. There are, of course, no cartridges required with all games loaded onto its internal memory (that in addition means you won’t have to blow on any cartridges).

There’s no suggestion yet that gamers can be able-bodied to add any extra
games to those preloaded. By way of explanation, Nintendo says it aimed for a mix of “timeless favorites” and “cult classics,” as well as a few games that were less widely played when the NES was initially released back in the 80s.

The Classic Mini comes with an HDMI cable-bodied, an AC adapter and one NES Classic Controller, with extra
controllers able-bodied to be bought for a suggested price of US$9.99. It’s apparently in addition possible to use the NES Classic Controller to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii or a Wii U, with users needing just to connect the controller to a Wii Remote to do so.

If you want to get your hands on the Classic Mini, you’ll have to wait until November 11th when it launches in stores. Nintendo’s suggested retail price is $59.99. The full list of games is as follows:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Galaga
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • MEGA MAN® 2
  • Metroid
  • PAC-MAN™
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Source: Nintendo

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