close

Nintendo Unveils the NES Classic Edition Mini-Console and It’s Not an Ouya

Nintendo has officially unveiled its next console, and it’s not the NX after all. This November 11th gamers will be able to buy the NES Classic Edition mini-console, which is a micro-sized recreation of the iconic NES from the 80’s that comes preloaded with 30 retro titles.

The NES Classic will support HDMI connections, so it can be hooked up to HDTVs without issue. It will retail for $59.99 and comes with a classic NES controller and 30 embedded games. The games include:

  • 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 NES Classic will support save states, so each of these games can hold your progress for you unlike their original versions on the NES. The included controller can also be used with the Wii and Wii U when connected to a Wiimote.

NES_Classic_2

The look of the console is undeniably amazing, but in reality it’s not providing anything new for gamers. Most of us have been playing classic video games on HDTVs for years thanks to emulators and ROMS, as well as using Android based consoles such as the Ouya. It’s not like Nintendo is offering up a new experience, but the charm of the console will probably be enough to make it sell like hotcakes.

 

“Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”

Tags : NES
Matt Heywood

The author Matt Heywood

Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.