News Return of the NES: Nintendo's Classic Mini

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    Return of the NES: Nintendo's Classic Mini to launch in November for $59.99 with 30 games
    By Andy Weir @gcaweir · 2 hours ago37

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    It's not April Fool's Day. You're not dreaming. This is real.

    Nintendo has announced the upcoming launch of the Classic Mini, a new (and much smaller) version of its beloved Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console.

    "The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo's original home console," the company said today. In a modern twist on the old-school design, the Classic Mini not only features a more compact design, but it will also connect to your TV via a HDMI cable.

    The HDMI cable will be included in the box along with one classic controller too, which will also be sold separately, and can be connected to a Wii or Wii U, if you want. But more importantly, the Classic Mini console will also come with 30 pre-installed games, including some legendary 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!! 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
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    And the price of all this nostalgic gaming goodness? The Nintendo Classic Mini will launch on November 11 for $59.99.

    There is one downer in all this, though: while Nintendo says that it will include "a USB cable for powering the system" in the box, it also adds that "an AC adapter for the USB cable is required to play the system but is not included in the packaging." It's not yet clear how much that will cost.

    Source: Nintendo via @NintendoUK

    Www.neowin.com
     
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    Or get a RasberryPie and install retropie and play every NES, SNES, genesis, arcade, etc etc game.
     
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    Damn, that's a good list
     
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    I spent a small fortune at an arcade on Bubble Bobble.

    The password to warp to the last stage on Kid Icarus, fully loaded, is "8uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.....(as many u's it takes to fill out the spaces)"

    This is a great idea.
     
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    Yep bubble bobble in the arcade and on nes was huge when I was a kid. Loved it, I have the Wii u for my kids not sure I can justify this, price is right though.
     
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    Tecmo Bowl with Bo Jackson!!!!
     
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    maybe 6 or 7 years ago they made something like this for the old Intellivision. It was just a controller with AV cables that plugged in. It had a bunch of pre-loaded games. I got it and played it for a few months. Was worth the $12.99 or whatever it was.

    But I could see myself getting a LOT more use out of this.

    The downside looks like you're locked in to the games it comes with and that's it. The cartridge door doesn't look like it opens. Unless there's a way to upload more games to it through the USB cable and it wasn't mentioned.
     
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    Woah woah woah

    They have the sequel to Contra, but not the original?
     
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    I think Metroid might be the best 8-bit game ever made. Super Metroid for the SNES was just as good as a sequal too.
     
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    They got me with Excite Bike...my fav Nintendo game evah!
     
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    Commando, Kung-Fu, Contra? What the fuck? They're missing some good games.
     
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    zelda?? :woot: i have no idea what most of those other games are but i'm in!
     
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    Then make a Retropie and load it with EVERY NES game ever made.
     
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    Also, Castlevania 1 and 2 but not 3? :nocheer:
     
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    i had dented thumbs with those stupid controllers! but i'll deal with it! :bong:
     
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