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NES Classic Edition launching November 11.
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July 14, 2016, 16:14:52
So a new mini-NES is on the way from Nintendo, and it includes 30 games. Read on...

Nintendo of America said:
If you see a Nintendo Entertainment System on store shelves this holiday shopping season, you haven’t entered a time machine. (Unless everyone around you is wearing acid-washed jeans and neon leg warmers. If that’s the case, you may have unknowingly walked through a rift in the space-time continuum.) The most likely scenario is you are setting eyes on the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, launching in stores on Nov. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. That’s right: The NES is back! But this isn’t the same NES that you fondly remember. This new nostalgia-fueled system is a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console and plugs directly into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The console comes complete with 30 NES games built in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN, and Kirby’s Adventure.

“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,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “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 system comes packaged with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter and one NES Classic Controller, which is patterned after the iconic design of the original NES controller. But you really just want to know the full list of 30 games, right? Feast your eyes on the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system:

Balloon Fight™



Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™

Donkey Kong™

Donkey Kong Jr. ™


Dr. Mario™






Ice Climber™

Kid Icarus™

Kirby’s Adventure™

Mario Bros. ™





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™

There’s a little something for everyone: a nice mix of timeless favorites, cult classics and maybe even some games that you never got around to playing. Each is sure to bring back memories and produce plenty of new ones. You can even enjoy playing several of these games with two players by attaching a second NES Classic Controller, which will be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $9.99. A Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can also be used (each sold separately).

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. Playing these retro games using a retro controller makes the experience that much more authentic. And if you ever need to step away from the NES Classic Edition in the middle of a tough level (or take a break to call one of Nintendo’s helpful Game Counselors*), don’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress. Each game has multiple suspend points, so you can start where you left off at a later time, no passwords needed.

What’s old is new again with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. Relive past glories. Finish off that boss you never beat. Save the galaxy and rescue the princess!

*Please only call if you have indeed entered a time machine. The Game Counselor program no longer exists in 2016.
So what do y'all think? Looks pretty cool to me...

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Posted: 07/14/16, 16:14:52    
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WHAT! You've never played Chrono Trigger before?!?

It's $8 to download on Wii Virtual Console RIGHT NOW! Get on it! Thank me later!

Posted by 
 on: 07/16/16, 22:45:49
This thing is pretty sweet, man. What a great, varied, great list of games! All meat, no fat!

At first, I thought that each game came out to $5, but then I remembered how to do math.

Anyway, as cool as this is, I have every single one of these games and I really don't need one. But I want one. And I'll probably get one. I guess it depends on how comfortable that controller is, since it plugs into a Wiimote. The square original NES controller is super-painful these days. I want the bone!

Posted by 
 on: 07/16/16, 23:29:22  - Edited by 
 on: 07/16/16, 23:29:40
Whoa. This is coming to Japan too as the Famicom!! Awesome!

JP Overview Trailer (they get a few different games from us). This shows some of the features too! Awesome!

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 06:27:23  - Edited by 
 on: 09/30/16, 06:28:17
DrFinkelstein said:
Would you guys buy a Mini SNES, or Mini N64, etc?

I'd give up a future first born child for a Mini N64.

Second born as well if it ensures Microsoft let Rare play with their old friends.

And in the tradition of George Costanza, I would then name the third born child Sixty-Four.

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 06:40:12
Whoa, they get River City Ransom. Lucky!

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 06:51:32

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 10:35:32
I Would rather get this


Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 14:00:48
Neat impressions. At one point he mentions manuals; does anyone know if these are scanned in versions of the classic NES manuals as opposed to the modern digital manuals they do now? Because that would be nostalgia overload if so.

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 15:01:41

Speaking of manuals, I wonder how they are going to do the uh....map...thing...in Star Tropics? I assume it won't come with a piece of paper you have to dip in water...

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 20:10:19
@GameDadGrantI seem to remember there being some message in the vc version that told you what the code was since that wasn't possible.

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 20:42:13
I have no idea but I get the feeling it'll be newfangled digital ones, probably similar to VC instructions. I'd love the old school manuals.

Aren't some of these horribly outdated? Not that it really matters I suppose, but it seems Metroid's manual is basically a completely different story from what Metroid eventually became?
And the manual explicitly states Samus is a man, but that his true origins are a mystery (that's so cool by the way).

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 21:02:58
For some reason I thought this was already announced for Japan back when the NES one was revealed, or maybe I just thought that because of how obvious a decision it is. I don't recognise some of the different games the Famicom version has, but Final Fantasy III is a nice choice. I still wouldn't mind having an officially-translated release of the NES version, but I know it will never happen.

@GameDadGrant @DeputyVanHalen I'm pretty sure the game text is the same, and the VC manual includes a scan or replication of the letter that was included with the game. So you still have to hit the Home button and check the manual.

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 21:02:59
@Mop it up
Nah, mostly everyone actually believed it to be an NA only thing. They sure had me fooled. I wonder what the holdup was.

Was EU a part of this as well?

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 21:04:13
@carlosrox I'm not sure why people would think that. The Famicom is really popular in Japan, in fact new systems were produced up until 2003!

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 21:26:59
The virtual instructions on the VC actually have a little animation of dipping it into the water. I was pretty impressed actually.
I assume they'll do the same here.

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 22:41:36
@Mop it up
That's probably it. It's been a long time since I've played the VC version. I just remember there being some way to find out.

Posted by 
 on: 09/30/16, 23:48:19
Apparently the cords are only about 3 feet long?

Ug, cords. I know they are trying to be all retro and all, but why not just use wireless controllers?

Posted by 
 on: 10/01/16, 00:15:53  - Edited by 
 on: 10/01/16, 00:16:07

Odd choice. If I get one it won't affect me since I'll plug it into the spare HDMI port on my PC monitor, but I could see that annoying a lot of people.

Posted by 
 on: 10/01/16, 00:22:51
That doesn't sound like the best idea.
Why not 6 ft?

Good thing it doesn't affect me personally since my couch is right in front of my TV.

Posted by 
 on: 10/01/16, 01:48:44
Yeah, I remember hearing for a while that the cords were very short. I'm kind of trying to picture this thing in my office or living room and what real estate it'd take up, or how I'd be playing it. Sort of hard to picture...

Posted by 
 on: 10/01/16, 02:49:33
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