Nintendo's New Micro-Console: NES Classic Edition

When the NES released in the west in 1985, it was a godsend. After the video game market crash of 1983, many companies feared that video games...
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    Almost every gamer in the world has heard of Nintendo. Back in the day they were the largest game company around, but they've fallen from that lately. The legacy of Nintendo began in 1983, with the Japanese release of the Nintendo Entertainment System, known in Japan as Family Computer or Famicom. When the console released in the west in 1985, it was a godsend. After the video game market crash of 1983, many companies feared that video games were lost forever. The NES changed this, and went on to be the best-selling video game console of its time, and is currently the 10th best-selling console ever. Nintendo clearly has love and respect for the device that started it all, and will be celebrating 33 years of the NES with the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System: Classic Edition.

    This micro-console will have HDMI support, and will come with an HDMI cable for you to use. It will also come with a controller that is almost identical to the original NES controller, all but the end. The end that plugs into the console is now the same end that plugs into the bottom of a Wii remote, and thus any Classic Controller or Pro Controller can be used to play this. Since they share the same end, that means the NES Classic Controller will be able to plug into your Wii remotes, right? Well, yes. By plugging it into your Wii remote, you can use it to play Virtual Console NES games on your Wii or Wii U. If you don't have a Classic Controller or a Pro Controller, you can purchase a second NES controller for $10.


    This console will feature 30 games, and most of the are Nintendo's most famous and beloved classics. The games have been slightly revamped, and will play in a nice, sleek HD. Additionally, plenty of save-points have been added to the games that didn't have a save feature, so you don't have to try to complete Super Mario Bros. in one run if you don't want to, you can save the game and come back later. As mentioned before, this console will have tons of the most famous and well-known classics, including The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Kirby's Adventure, and all three Super Mario Bros. The full list of available games can be seen below.

    The NES Classic Edition releases on November 11, and will run you $60. It is unknown if this will be a worldwide launch, and the only locations that are guaranteed to get them are the US and the UK.

    Will you be buying one of these? Are you a fan of the classics, or do you prefer the newer games? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. 3xTiNcT
    Although that is pretty cool, I'd rather just dust off the old one.
  2. BlackFlag
    Forgive me for being erm Young, but this reminds me of hearing about the Atari days..
  3. Loejawson
    I wonder what the OS will be? Curious if it can be modded and uploaded with all the other Nintendo games via Roms...would be cool to have a ROM player that is an actual nintendo
  4. Adam88 2nd
    1. Zelk
      If all you care about is the price, then just run an NES emulator on your phone or computer. This thing is more of a collectible than anything.
      rghZane and Adam88 2nd like this.
  5. goss34
    Pretty dope!
  6. Cynder
    I am unsure if I want to get this mini NES...But I will be getting that controller for my Wii
  7. Noobert
    Oh sh*t! This is gonna be awesome. Definitely gonna pick one up for myself when the time comes.

    Nice article Zelkaar!!
      Zelkaar likes this.
    1. Zelk
      It looks really cool and seems worth grabbing if you're a fan of the classics. I might grab one myself.
      Noobert likes this.
    2. DeathRGH
      same here :biggrin:
  8. televisedfool
    $60 for 30 emulated NES games? :vomit:
    1. Zelk
      Sorta. It's more of a collectors edition thing, for hardcore Nintendo fans.
    2. televisedfool
      Also what's up with it not including the AC adapter in the UK? I mean.. Who at Nintendo looked at this and was like.. Nah they won't need the power cord. lol
  9. Zelk
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