Nintendo Announces NES Classic Edition

Yesterday, Nintendo announced a new console…well, sort of. The NES Classic Edition – or NES Classic Mini in Europe – aims to capture fans of retro gaming when it launches on November 11th, but also has a price tag that will likely make it one of the most popular gifts on the market this holiday. $59.99.

While the NES Classic Edition feels like Nintendo’s answer to the AtGames Sega Genesis Console, a closer look at the two reveals a couple of major differences. First, the NES Classic Edition comes equipped with an HDMI connection for modern flat-panel TVs (AtGames’ offering uses composite cables). It also includes just one wired controller with the option to buy a second for an additional $9.99. While wireless controllers would have been nice, the upside to this is that the NES Classic Edition’s controllers can also be used with the Wii and Wii U systems via Wii Remote connection.

Although the design is awesome and the controllers are multi-functional, the most important part of the NES Classic Edition is the suite of games that can be played on it. Although the console doesn’t play cartridges or connect to the internet and offer the ability to expand its game collection, there are 30 games pre-installed that cater to a wide audience, ideally leaving something for everyone.

So, without further ado, here’s a look at the list…

  • 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

What do you think of the NES Classic Edition? Is $60 the right price? Will you be there day 1? Let us know in the comments!

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