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:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Mario Bros. ™
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™
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...
I should note that the 11th is a day to remember veterans the world over, not just Canada and America
Even so, it's not a public holiday, and you can't really expect the world to stop. No reason why remembering WWI and launching a console can't be done on the same day. They're not mutually exclusive.
EDIT: Apparently I'm wrong and it *is* a public holiday in some parts of Canada? And maybe the US too? I mean holidays in the sense people get the day off? (Just saw Vof's comment on the other page about closed shops and did a quick bit of Googling)
A bit off topic now, but I'm curious, can my North American friends clarify? Remembrance Day is observed here, but it's not a public holiday as such.
Yeah I've just learned something. See my edit. It's not the case here. There's lots of memorial services held by the RSL clubs and stuff, and we have the traditional minute silence at 11am. But apart from that it's business as usual.
Askew in terms of practicality, because shops may be closed, or askew simply because it's Remembrance Day?
The former, for sure, the latter, not so much. Every day is an anniversary of something. If they were bundling it with a re-released Zapper and running some tasteless campaign that references 'battles' or 'front lines' or something like that though (I'm stretching here, work with me)....we'd be looking at a vary different scenario.
Ah, refresh. I never do that. Like when Zero ruined a movie thing (got at least two of us), and his stuff said "Dude and then a ton of movie spoilers here," and later claimed "I clearly spoiler tag'd it saying exactly what it was for!" Lies-A-Plenty.
Just got mine at midnight at Walmart. They had six. There were about twenty people in line. Hearing people talk, it seems most stores in the area (at least walmarts and targets and meijers) were getting between 3 and 6. Not sure about gamestops. Oh, and Walmart did not have the extra controllers.
I gave it a shot this morning on my way to work..at 6:30am there was a line up (store open at 7am) and they were already sold out - they had 28..
I drove to another Walmart 80km away (Very close to my work) and they had sold out at 7:10am (I was there at 7:40). I'm not sure how many systems they had but they only had two controllers so apparently the first 2 in line picked them up.
This item was not very high on my list of things to get - In fact I think I posted earlier that I wasn't really going to get one but something inside me said "oh...what the hell....".
Here's hoping that the numbers improve for people who really want one this Christmas - and hoping Nintendo produces them longer than just for the Christmas season.. A mini SNES? I'll be wherever at 4am or earlier...but this one - I can pass..
Wow, it's selling out and has lines and midnight launches?? I never expected that. Cool! I'm happy for Nintendo, and maybe this will get some other re-releases. I would buy an N64 Mini for sure, and probably a SNES Mini and a GameCube Mini. (Not a Wii mini, though. Too soon.)