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The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:43 am
by TheButcher
Nintendo announces mini NES, launching this fall
The NES Classic Edition will sell for $59.99
Nintendo is set to launch its next console, the NX, in March, but the company is also giving fans of its retro games something to look forward to as well: a new, mini Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic console packed with 30 original NES games.

The miniature version of the console uses an HDMI cable to plug directly into a television set and is described by the company as a "near-identical, mini replica" version of the original NES console which was released in 1985. The mini-console will come with a replica version of the original NES controller, as seen in the image below, and packed with some of the most iconic Nintendo games, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Kirby's Adventure.

For those that want to play with a second player, Nintendo confirmed that the replica console will support two-player functionality for games with that option and a second controller can be purchased for $9.99. Players with a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can also use those, according to the company.

The focus of the console is on retro gaming, according to Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, and as such, there will be some limitations. It doesn't look like players will be able to connect the games to their Nintendo accounts and there won't be any online connectivity. Players will, however, still be able to save their progress in-game on the console.

The NES Classic will be available to purchase in stores on Nov. 11 for $59.99. All of the games available to play on the console are listed below.

    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

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:32 am
by so sorry
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Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:59 am
by Fievel
My parents wouldn't buy me a NES because they bought a Colecovision for Christmas in 1982.
I will definitely be buying the mini....and cursing my deceased parents as I do.
Thirty year grudges are tough.

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:29 am
by so sorry
I'm disappointed they left MarioKart off the list, although I can play it with my girls on the Wii.

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:22 am
by Al Shut
I'll have to admit I'd be far more interested in a Super Nintendo Classic Edition.

Which would be the right thing to play MarioKart on if I'm not mistaken.

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:07 am
by TheButcher
Fievel wrote:My parents wouldn't buy me a NES because they bought a Colecovision for Christmas in 1982.
I will definitely be buying the mini....and cursing my deceased parents as I do.
Thirty year grudges are tough.

I had a Colecovision too!

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:32 am
by Al Shut
My brother got his hands on a classic edition for christmas.

As I feared it's a bit too retro for my taste. Too much fond memories of the more advanced SNES versions of a lot of the games.

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:07 am
by so sorry
Al Shut wrote:As I feared it's a bit too retro for my taste. Too much fond memories of the more advanced SNES versions of a lot of the games.


I had the same thoughts, after my initial reaction that this would be freaking awesome to have.

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:42 am
by Al Shut
Oh my

apparently it's also possible to get additional games unoffically from the internet on this thing. And since the games are the size of a peanut there's room on the console for hundreds of them. If you look beyond a few classics quality is dropping pretty fast in my opinion. :shock:

And I can't shake the feeling that games were more difficult back then. A lot. :evil: :oops:

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:31 am
by TheButcher
Nintendo of America Discontinues NES Classic Console
A Nintendo representative told video game news website IGN on Thursday that Nintendo will end North American shipments of its NES Classic Edition console. Nintendo of America territories will receive the last shipments this month.

The statement included an apology for the lack of availability of the console at retailers and noted the high demand for the product. The representative explained, "NES Classic Edition wasn't intended to be an ongoing, long-term product. However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans."

The NES Classic controller for the console will also be discontinued. The announcement did not include a statement on the status of the console worldwide.

Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition Console originally in the 1980s. It relaunched the system on November 11 last year in North America and Europe for a retail price of US$59.99. Nintendo had shipped over 1.5 million units of the console worldwide as of the end of January, and the high demand for the product created shortages. The system comes with 30 classic games.

Source: IGN (Jose Otero)

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:26 pm
by Fievel
That's some bullshit.
I say that partly because I never got one and partly because I think Nintendo has made some horrible choices since the Wii came out.

Re: The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:57 pm
by TheButcher
SNES Mini Rumored to Launch Later This Year
If true, hopefully Nintendo makes more than a handful of these consoles.