• Nintendo Anounces NES Classic Edition

                Relive Past Glories with Nintendo’s Ultimate Retro Gaming Experience

                Mini Collector’s Edition NES Includes 30 Classic NES Games

                REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- If you see a Nintendo Entertainment System on store shelves this holiday shopping season, you haven’t entered a time machine. (Unless everyone around you is wearing acid-washed jeans and neon leg warmers. If that’s the case, you may have unknowingly walked through a rift in the space-time continuum.) The most likely scenario is you are setting eyes on the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, launching in stores on Nov. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. That’s right: The NES is back! But this isn’t the same NES that you fondly remember. This new nostalgia-fueled system is a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console and plugs directly into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The console comes complete with 30 NES games built in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN, and Kirby’s Adventure.

                “We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”

                The system comes packaged with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter and one NES Classic Controller, which is patterned after the iconic design of the original NES controller. But you really just want to know the full list of 30 games, right? Feast your eyes on the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system:

                • Balloon Fight™
                • BUBBLE BOBBLE
                • Castlevania™
                • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
                • Donkey Kong™
                • Donkey Kong Jr. ™
                • 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™

                There’s a little something for everyone: a nice mix of timeless favorites, cult classics and maybe even some games that you never got around to playing. Each is sure to bring back memories and produce plenty of new ones. You can even enjoy playing several of these games with two players by attaching a second NES Classic Controller, which will be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $9.99. A Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can also be used (each sold separately).

                When connected to a Wii Remote controller, the NES Classic Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii system. Playing these retro games using a retro controller makes the experience that much more authentic. And if you ever need to step away from the NES Classic Edition in the middle of a tough level (or take a break to call one of Nintendo’s helpful Game Counselors*), don’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress. Each game has multiple suspend points, so you can start where you left off at a later time, no passwords needed.

                What’s old is new again with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. Relive past glories. Finish off that boss you never beat. Save the galaxy and rescue the princess!

                *Please only call if you have indeed entered a time machine. The Game Counselor program no longer exists in 2016.

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                Source: Press Release
                Comments 4 Comments
                1. solidsnakejej's Avatar
                  solidsnakejej -
                  Lets see if this works

                  This is interesting, would buy because I've missed some of those games would like to finally try a Zelda game. Wonder if they can do this with SNES.
                1. frosty's Avatar
                  frosty -
                  So, it appears as if the forums aren't broken if you are commenting on an article. Otherwise, they're screwed up pretty bad. Medic!!!
                1. solidsnakejej's Avatar
                  solidsnakejej -
                  Hmm, maybe better options out there.
                  What Doesn’t Work:
                  If the games are good, nothing else really matters, right? In this case, that isn’t true. A weird amount of your ability to enjoy the NES Classic Edition relies on your proximity to the console itself. You can’t just set it up behind the glass of your entertainment center, then sit back on your couch and settle in for a long play session. There are three reasons for this:

                  1) The controller cord is too short. It’s just 30 inches, and you can’t sync it up to any wireless options (like the Wii remote). That means that you’re tethered to the system while playing, and can’t stray more than 2.5 feet from it. You could use a longer HDMI cable, and then sit close to an outlet for the power plug, but that cobbled-together solution isn’t ideal.

                  2) The reset button is how you get to the menu screen. Once you start a game, you can’t get back to the game selection screen without hitting reset. That’s not a big deal if you just want to sit back and play hours of Dr. Mario, but considering all of the great games that are included, part of the appeal is hopping from one title to another, which means you’ll be hitting reset frequently.

                  3) The reset button also controls your save states. When you hit reset and return to the menu, the system creates a suspended state of your game that you can lock in to a save slot (each game has four of these slots). You don’t need to use save states (the original games didn’t have them, of course), but they are among the few modern amenities included here, and I wish Nintendo had figured out a more natural way to implement them.

                  Your need to physically interact with the console is baffling, but it doesn’t totally kill the enjoyment. Yes, I would have preferred a way to play the NES Classic Edition from a distance, but that clearly isn’t what Nintendo was going for here. Deliberately keeping players close is a core feature of this system, though I think it ultimately detracts more than it adds.
                1. solidsnakejej's Avatar
                  solidsnakejej -
                  How did they think this was a good idea

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