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Nintendo Announces The NES Classic Edition
Classic Nintendo goodness in miniature form!

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Nintendo has just announced the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, “a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console” that plugs into your high-definition television using an HDMI cable that’s included with the console. The console is set to launch in North America on November 11, will retail for $59.99 and includes a total of 30 NES classic games built-in.

“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.” Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President and COO

In addition, the system also comes packaged with one NES Classic Controller, patterned after the iconic design of the original NES controller. You’ll also be able to purchase an additional controller for only $9.99. My favorite feature of The NES Classic Edition is the inclusion of multiple suspend points for each game. That means no fumbling for passwords or codes. You can pick up and play each title where you left off. How cool is that? The 30 games included with the console are:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Galaga
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • MEGA MAN® 2
  • Metroid
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

There are a few titles I would’ve have loved to have had in this collection such as Blaster Master and River City Ransom, but Nintendo hasn’t specified whether gamers would be able to add additional games in the future. Still, for the price and the ability to play these NES classics “legally” and in HD, it’s a must have for retro gamers.

About The Author
Will Mendez
Wilson is one of our very talented writers here on the Xyphur who enjoys writing what he’s most passionate about, nostalgia. His writing is reflective of his experiences as well as providing a narrative to the pop culture that molded him. He’s definitely a child of the 80’s who still proudly enjoys television, film and video games from that era. Maybe a little too much. In his free time he likes to exercise, draw, play video games and binge watch anything on Hulu or Netflix.

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