Nintendo unveils mini NES, available November 11

Nintendo is set to release its next console, the NX, in March 2017, but to tide over fans of its classic library, the company has released something a little different: a mini, HDMI supported, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES); pre-loaded with 30 original NES games.

 

It's so tiny, yet so wonderful!

It’s so tiny, yet so wonderful!

 

The Donkey Kong Jr. version of the 80s brick is a plug-in-play system and is described by the company as a “near-identical, mini replica” version of the original NES console. The mini-doppelganger will come with a replica version of the original NES controller, in addition to being packed with some of the greatest titles from the system’s library.

Some of the pre-loaded games are best played with a partner and Nintendo acknowledges this, with the company confirming that the replica will support two-player functionality for games sporting that mode; with a second controller available for purchase for $9.99. Players with a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can also use those, according to the company.

 

Nostalgia levels over 9000

Nostalgia levels over 9000

 

 

The mini-NES is meant to grab onto the nostalgia of playing game sin the 8bit era, according to Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, which comes with its own set of limitations. Players will not be able to connect the games to their Nintendo accounts and- somewhat obviously- there will not be any online connectivity.

The NES Classic will be available to purchase November 11 for $59.99 USD (or $99.95 AUD). All of the titles pre-loaded on the system are listed below.

 

  • 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

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