Nintendo Is Bringing Back Their Classic NES

Above: Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little bit smaller
Above: Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little bit smaller

The game of your youth is making a comeback. You no longer need to troll the Craigslists of the world trying to find a classic Nintendo system. The company has decided to bring back an updated version of the iconic NES gaming system.

Today the company made an official announcement of the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. The new gaming system looks just like the classic NES, only a lot smaller. Moreover, it comes with 30 games already built in. You simply connect it to your TV via a HDMI cable, and it also includes a controller designed to work just like the iconic rectangular NES gamepad. Of note, the new controller will also connect to a Wii Remote, so that you can use it to play Virtual Console games on a Wii or Wii U.

In addition to HDMI support and a lack of cartridges, the new mini-console also features a very useful modern convenience: multiple suspend points. This means that you will no longer need to fumble around with silly passwords when you start playing a game again – it saves your spot. The NES Classic Edition will make it’s official launch on November 11th for only $59.99. Now they just need to bring back duck-hunt and the classic duck-hunt gun.

Here’s the complete list of games that come already built into the new system:

  • 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

Christian Dare

Christian Dare

Christian Dare spent much of his formative years working in the fashion industry as a Visual Manager before pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Design. He is the Principal at Christian Dare Creative, the co-founder of Stylist Box and runs a successful men’s lifestyle blog, Christian Dare Edited,focusing on menswear, interior design and craft cocktails. You can find him online at www.christiandareedited.com or follow him on Twitter @christiandare but he is more fun on Instagram christian_dare. 

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