Nintendo to Release Mini-NES Packed with "Final Fantasy" and Other Classic Games [UPDATED]

NES Classic Edition arrives this November for $59.99

UPDATE: See the bottom of the story.

 

If you never had a Nintendo Entertainment System back in the day, or even if you just don't feel like dusting yours off, Nintendo is aiming to mine some of that nostalgia later this year. Due out November 11, the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is a near-identical miniature replica of the company's classic '80s/'90s console; the system that started it all. It's not just for display, though, as it comes with 30 classic games, and the selection isn't too bad for what it is.

 

 

The NES Classic Edition will be priced at $59.99 when it launches, and will come with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter, and one Classic Controller modeled after the original NES controller. Here's the full list of games coming along for the ride:

 

  • 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

 

 

For two player games you can pick up a second NES Classic Controller for $9.99, or just plug in a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro that you already own. If you connect your NES Classic Edition to a Wii Remote you'll also be able to play your Virtual Console NES games*, and just like those the new NES supports multiple suspend points for each game. 

 

* I'm dumb: It's actually: "When connected to a Wii Remote controller, the NES Classic Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii system."

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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