Attention Nintendo Fans: A Mini NES Version Is Launching Soon and It...

Attention Nintendo Fans: A Mini NES Version Is Launching Soon and It Has 30 Games In It

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Remember the Nintendo Entertainment System you played with back in 1985? Well, Nintendo is bringing back a miniaturized version of the original NES and its release is coming soon. It’s been over 30 years since, as kids, we used to play what was then Nintendo’s top tech play wonder called NES or Nintendo Entertainment System. To play the games you needed to attach external game cartridges. The new NES Classic Edition will look just like the original but in a miniaturized and digital console. The new NES Classic Edition console is so small that it fits in the palm of your hand. The original 1985 NES could fit on to 3 hands together. And so, if you still have those old NES cartridges, unfortunately, you can’t use them on the new NES console. Instead, it already comes with a selection of built-in 30 games, all in digital format, and still playing in the original video format that made Nintendo the leader of video arcade-type games back in the 1980’s.

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The games you’ll find in the new console are:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • 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

 

Oh, and if you still do have the old console, you also can’t use the original gamepads with the new NES console. This is because the new Classic Edition has a new digital version of the classic gamepad and it feels and looks the same as the original. If you do need a second gamepad for two-player games, Nintendo is selling separate gamepads for $10 each. Famous two-player games just like in the 1985 console include Tecmo Bowl, Dr. Mario, and Pac-Man.

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And as you’re enjoying playing those classic Nintendo games again, the new console now include a “suspend points” setting. Instead of the old way of leaving the game running on a pause screen while you need to do something else, you simply suspend the game until you come back. This means you simply save the game on four slots allotted per game and you can access the game again by pushing the reset button. As mentioned earlier, all these classic game recreations can be played in Nintendo’s original 4:3 resolution or you can choose “CRT Mode” that emulates the screens used in arcade games. The new NES Classic Edition will be available by November 11, 2016, in a retro-style box. It carries a retail price of $59.99.

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