Nintendo Announces NES Classic Mini

Everything old is new again.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 07/14/2016 06:30 5 Comments     ShareThis

While Nintendo’s mysterious new NX may not be launching this year like many had hoped, it turns out the company will be releasing a new piece of hardware this holiday season after all: the NES Classic Mini, a miniature version of the company’s breakthrough home console.

Unlike the original NES, the Classic Mini is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and plugs directly into the television via an included HDMI cable. The console also comes loaded with the following 30 classic titles:

  • 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!!
  • 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 Mini will be launching on November 11 for $59.99 and will come bundled with the aforementioned HDMI cable, an AC adapter, and a replica NES controller. Fans can purchase an additional controller for $9.99. Wii U owners can also plug the NES controller into a Wii Remote and use it to play Virtual Console games.

What do you think of the NES Classic Mini? Will you be picking one up this November? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Press release

5 Responses to “Nintendo Announces NES Classic Mini”

  • 784 points
    Marc Deschamps says...

    So, SO sold! What a cool surprise!

  • 1561 points
    penduin says...

    30 games worth having, including a bunch of third-party titles, at two bucks a pop. I’m surprised! The only thing that would make this better is a physical cartridge slot for us old-timers with piles of carts.

    Of course I’ve got all of these in some form(s), but yeah I’ll probably spring for this. If nothing else, it’s an awesome piece to travel with. Show the nieces and nephews what gaming used to be like.

    Also, there better be similar cute little working replicas of the SNES and N64 on the way! :^)

  • 702 points
    Matthew Tidman says...

    I kept wondering how long it would take Nintendo to do this after the Atari Flashback and the Sega Genesis were so successful. Glad to see it has HDMI, but I wonder how it’s going to upscale the games. Might be really interesting.

    Also, I second the wish that it took the old carts.

  • 819 points
    Toadlord says...

    Yep, somebody’s buying this for me for Christmas. Sixty bucks seems like a very fair price point considering how much games cost at launch.

    I think this will definitely move some units come holiday time.

  • 1379 points
    xeacons says...

    Maybe if it can’t take the carts, it would still be cool if it could access to VC. 30’s still a lot, though. Can’t wait!

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