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The New Nintendo Classic Console Previewed


You’ve probably already heard that the classic Nintendo console has returned. The new NES is practically the same in design, but only cuter than before. It’s called NES Classic Mini and it’s the official relaunch containing 30 classic hits and most loved 80s games ever.

This new Nintendo is so cute; it can easily fit in your palm. As always, hours of great entertainment await with classics like Donkey Kong, Castlevania, Dr. Mario, Mega Man 2, Metroid, Super Mario Bros, the Legend of Zelda and more.

In order to be able to plug it into a modern LCD or LED TV, this retro piece of technology comes with a HDMI port. The gamepad has the same old-school feel freshly manufactured out of improved components.

The NES Classic Mini will be out on the market on November 11. You can buy it for $50. This is an awesome deal because you can’t buy so many retro Nintendo games for the money if you intend to buy them separately for your old Nintendo console from the 80s (if you have one).


The Games

The full list of games includes the most popular titles of the time. You will be able to play:

  • 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 Climbers
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Mario Bros.
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • Star Tropics
  • 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

You probably noticed Contra missing, which is a shame. There is also no Duck Hunt, Castlevania III, Dragon Warrior, Bionic Commando etc.

All of these are stored in an onboard memory, so there won’t be cartridge slots. You can’t download or add any either. The retro feel would be complete if there was an option for a cartridge slot, yes, but there won’t be any. The little cartridge door seen on the picture is just for looks, and doesn’t open.

If you are really nostalgic about your cartridge-blowing days you can buy the Analogue NT, which uses the same CPU as the old Nintendo and accepts old cartridges. It gives the exact replication of the old Nintendo, only that it works much better and is more reliable than a 30-year old console.

The Package

Your new Nintendo console comes with a classic gamepad, AC adapter, and HDMI cable. If you want a second gamepad, you don’t necessarily have to use a Wii controller. Instead, you can buy the second one for $10.

No one knows how the games feel and look (apart from the guys at Nintendo). No journalist has been given the opportunity to try it out for the purpose of a news article. However, pre-orders are available on Amazon.


Carl Williams

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