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Nintendo Goes Retro With The NES Classic Edition

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This is not a prank, or an illusion–Nintendo has just announced that it will release a miniature version of the NES, called the NES Classic Edition. This tiny rendition of the legendary console is small enough to be lifted comfortably by one hand, will come pre-packed with 30 classic NES Titles:

  • 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 LinkNES_Classic_1.0.0

It can be connected to a TV via a HDMI cable, and it also includes a controller designed almost exactly like the classic NES rectangle controller. (This controller can also double as a way to play Virtual Console NES games on the Wii or the Wii U.)  Besides the HDMI support, The NES Classic Edition will unfortunately be unable to play NES cartridges due to its smaller size, and the fact that the tray doesn’t actually open. Also, Nintendo has stated that it will not release any additional new games for the Classic Edition. To make up for it, however, this console will feature multiple suspend points so that gamers won’t have to settle for writing down passwords or having to start from the beginning should their game be interrupted.

The NES Classic Edition will be available on November 11th for USD 59.99 (Php 2804.98). No word yet from local video game retailers, however, if they will stock the console.


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