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Nintendo to release mini NES complete with 30 games

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches on 11th November.

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The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches on 11th November.

Well, this is unexpected. It might not be the NX but Nintendo does have new hardware to release this year, after all.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, will be released on on 11th November. Looking just like a incy-wincy version of the original NES, the console plugs directly into an HDTV using the included HDMI cable.

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The console comes bundled with 30 NES games built in, including all the obvious classics.

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Nintendo Classic Mini included 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 console comes bundled with Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller – which will also be sold separately – plus Wii Classic Controllers are also compatible. The included NES Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii by connecting to a Wii remote.

The controller is a lovely touch, let’s just hope the included games receive the same care and attention and are better optimised for modern displays than some of the rather iffy eShop versions.

At $59.99 it’s priced to be the perfect Christmas gift for retro enthusiasts and – cough – players of a certain age.

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