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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™

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™

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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@deathly_hallows

Pfft, I can take down OG Castlevania no problem. You think that game is hard? Come at me.

And honestly, it's not that Metroid is a difficult game (IMO). It's just so freaking easy to get lost. That's the problem.


Posted by 
 on: 11/15/16, 05:05:09
@carlosrox

I first played through Metroid on the 3DS as one of the Ambassador titles. I spent 17 hours combing through the map meticulously bombing everything and drawing out the map on graph paper. Died a lot and yeah, starting with nearly zero health stinks, but that makes the stakes even higher when you get sloppy and low on health. Still, one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had! Again, is it so hard to scribble notes next to you as you play?


Posted by 
 on: 11/15/16, 06:14:25
@deathly_hallows
With or without a map? If I used a map it would surely be a hell of a lot easier. 'Soft' has nothing to do with annoying game design that gets super tedious super fast. The 30hp and item restock is just a huge waste of time. There's no way around that. The combat is even inconsistent since the bullets come out at a weird rate depending on if you hold or tap the button, both of which are also effected by lag. So that's another strike I forgot to even mention. You can't even reliably farm enemies due to that flaw.

I'd sooner learn Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden before Metroid. At least Castlevania is completely fair, save for the last level.

@VofEscaflowne
This makes more sense.


Posted by 
 on: 11/15/16, 08:34:37
I still love the original Metroid. I find it still very playable. The only thing it needs is an in-game map.


Posted by 
 on: 11/15/16, 19:03:11  - Edited by 
 on: 11/15/16, 19:03:26
Koovaps said:
Again, is it so hard to scribble notes next to you as you play?



Posted by 
 on: 11/15/16, 21:49:09
Not that its necessarily needed but it looks like there's a wireless controller option available. I'm not sure if the build quality of the controllers is the same though.


Posted by 
 on: 11/30/16, 17:40:41
Finally managed to get one last night from Best Buy Canada. They've done a couple of what seems like very limited restocks since it launched, usually selling out in like a minute.


Posted by 
 on: 11/30/16, 17:42:23
@VofEscaflowne

You lucky bastard! Well, one of these days I'll get around to finding one.


Posted by 
 on: 11/30/16, 17:43:56
@VofEscaflowne

Nice work. Did you know in advance that they'd have some in stock, or did you just get lucky when checking? Also, was it in store or online?


Posted by 
 on: 11/30/16, 18:22:01
@TriforceBun

Yeah they made a tweet saying they'd have it up at a specific time online. Last time was also advertised when they'd have it up but I missed out on it by like a few seconds. Had it in my cart but sold out by the time I checked out


Posted by 
 on: 11/30/16, 18:34:16
Apparently GameStop is having or had a restock today? Maybe check that out for those interested.


Posted by 
 on: 11/30/16, 22:29:07
I read Nintendo are releasing more before Christmas, so I hope everyone here who is looking can find one soon! :)


Posted by 
 on: 11/30/16, 22:35:51
Ooh, thanks for the tip.


Posted by 
 on: 11/30/16, 23:58:56
Welp, GameStop Guy had nothin' helpful for me this morning. Hopefully Nintendo gets the ball rolling soon.


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 on: 12/01/16, 17:31:43



Posted by 
 on: 12/02/16, 18:05:16
@VofEscaflowne
Frick! The one day of the week where it's impossible for me to be at the store at 8 AM! Some of us have to be at church! More specifically, have to play piano at mass because it's our job! Arrrgh...


Posted by 
 on: 12/02/16, 18:18:01
@TriforceBun

I was going to say, there are multiple churches with multiple services! But yeah, hard to go someplace else for one day if you're the musician for the group. Well, at the very least you can take heart in knowing you're contributing to the well being of a whole lot of people vs. just yourself. An opportunity to practice beliefs! :)

Also good is the fact that this system will continue to exist and be sold for a long time, so it isn't a once in a lifetime thing.


Posted by 
 on: 12/02/16, 23:12:25
The controllers are hard to find, too. Guess whoever is Player 2 at my house will have to use the Wii Classic Controller.


Posted by 
 on: 12/03/16, 02:31:34
@GameDadGrant

Like some sort of savage?! MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD.


Posted by 
 on: 12/03/16, 02:32:57
I dont know about you guys but the last three retail places I went to and asked, the worker has had quite the attitude. Im about done with this hunk of scarce plastic.


Posted by 
 on: 12/04/16, 09:39:10
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