Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing a new mini version of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System console. It will include 30 of the most beloved NES games built into the system, and will clock in at only $60.
A Return Of The Nintendo Classics
If you are anything like me, you grew up playing the classic NES and SNES games for hours on end during the weekends and summers. Now the company that brought one of the most famous consoles in history is counting on that nostalgia.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is pretty much identical to the original Nintendo console. The difference is in the size, which is a much smaller version not much larger than the average hand.
It will also be connectable with Wii and Wii U consoles, and won’t require those old cartridges you had to pull out and blow into; (I know, I know, you aren’t supposed to blow into them. But we all did it).
Best of all, they have suspend points! So no more passwords scribbled in broken crayons on the backs of phone bills that we end up losing, forcing us to start over again. You can pick up where you left off in the same way you would a modern game.
So it is the NES, only better.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition will come with 30 games pre-built into the console. They include:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Mega Man 2
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
The first release will be $59.99, which isn’t a bad deal with all those games and the HDMI connection. It is set to launch on November 11, too, so just in time for the holidays.
I predict a lot of parents buying it for their kids, but being the only ones to play it. These games, while fun and classic, are a far cry from the fare that is available these days. Yes, I know I will get a lot of hate for saying so.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the oldies! You can bet I will be adding this to my ever growing console collection. I just know kids today expect more.
Source: Nintendo Life