Nintendo Drops Mini NES with 30 Built-In Games
Nintendo announced Thursday that it intends to release a new version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with 30 included games.
It connects to your TV via HDMI and even comes with that classic NES pad, which can also be used with your Wii or Wii U. You can also use a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro on the system for two-player action, but the new NES pad will be sold separately for $9.99 as well - just in case you like consistency.
Sadly you can't use your original NES carts with the console and there doesn't seem to be any means of getting new games onto it. Also, according to the official press release, there's no power supply in the box with the European version, you get the USB cable but you'll need to source a USB power block, which shouldn't be an issue as most mobile phones come with them.
In addition to HDMI support and a lack of cartridges, the new mini-console also features one useful modern convenience: multiple suspend points, so that you won't have to fumble around with passwords when you start playing a game again.
Here's what Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime had to say:
We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo's original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place. The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.
The console arrives on November 11th, 2016.
Here's the complete list of games:
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