Saturday, February 23, 2019

Nintendo NES Classic Edition Available November 11th!

Christmas is coming a little early for us old school video gamers.

Nintendo announced over this past summer that they were remaking and re-releasing the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES Classic Edition is a shrunken version of the innovative NES, originally released in 1985. The NES mini is set to hit stores on November 11th. For the reasonable price of $59.99, collectors and gamers will receive an NES Classic Edition system, an HDMI cable, an AC adapter, 30 pre-installed classic games and one NES Classic controller, which can also be used with NES Virtual Console games on your Wii™ or Wii U™ console by connecting it to a Wii Remote™ controller.

For an extra $9.99, gamers will be able to purchase an additional remote to go head on with their friends in two-player battles. The palm sized system will include the following 30 eye-burning games:

  • 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

The new system will allow you to play each game in three different display modes, too. If you want the old school display with the annoying scan lines, then you’ll want to select the CRT filter. The 4:3 display mode gives you the original NES game appearance with a minor horizontal stretch. The last display mode is the pixel perfect display mode. Each panel is a perfect square which allows gamers to see the game the way it was precisely designed.

Get ready to sit in front of your television for hours until you can’t feel your legs anymore. I can’t wait to say, “It feels great to be young again.”

Be sure to come back and check out the Insider’s NES review shortly after the system is released.


You can follow Fred on Twitter @FCalzone.

Cover photo credit: krushdbug Nintendo NES, via photopin (license).

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