Nintendo announces NES Classic Edition


Nintendo has just announced that in 4 short months, they will be releasing the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. That’s right… you will soon be able to play all the games you loved from the 80s!

This new system is a miniature replica of the classic NES system, and is accompanied by an NES controller. It looks like an adorably tiny NES, and will have 30 built-in games included that you know and love, such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and StarTropics. With these classics being built in, you can say goodbye to the olden times of blowing on those cartridges!


With a release date of November 11th, this system and all of its 30 games can be yours for an incredibly affordable $59.99. It will plug directly into your television via an HDMI cable. Accompanied with a controller designed to look like the classic NES controller, this little nostalgic box of fun will also include an HDMI cable and an AC adapter.

With no further ado, here is the complete list of included games:

  • 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 Adventures of Link

minature nes

While you may not have played every single one of these games, this system will give you that chance now, along with others you probably loved! While there is no word on whether or not you will be able to download other classic games onto the system in the future, the price is unbeatable for the amount of content it comes with. You can purchase an additional controller (sold separately) for $9.99 and play with a friend. Connect the NES controller to a Wii remote controller and you can use it to play NES Virtual Console games on your Wii.

What’s even better is you won’t have to worry about losing progress when you have to pry yourself away from the screen. The system will have suspend points that ensure you can pick up where you left off. Look for this NES Classic Edition on shelves November 11th, and bask in its glorious 8-bit wonder for the price of a PS4 or Xbox One game.