Posted July 15, 2016 by Zachary Clarke in Feature

Nintendo Classic Mini NES Launching In November

Nintendo has announced today that a revision of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System is on the way

The “Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System” is, as the name suggests, a smaller version of the classic NES that would fit comfortably in one’s palm, however the size is not the only difference. The system will connect to TVs using a HDMI port and is powered via a USB cable (both of which are included in the box, however a USB AC Adapter is not) alongside one Classic Mini: NES Controller. The new controllers also appear to use the same connection as the Wii Classic Controller, which would allow them to function on the NES Mini, as well as NES Mini controllers to function on a Wii or Wii U when playing NES Virtual Console games.

The system will come with 30 games installed, with a nice range of both Nintendo published titles and third party offerings. The games installed are:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Catlevania
  • 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
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

All in all, this is great news for fans of classic games who don’t want to pull out their old NES and CRT TV’s to experience some retro goodness. The name of the system also calls in to question whether we may see other Nintendo systems of yore undergo the “Nintendo Classics Mini” treatment.

The “Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System” will launch on November 10th in Australia and New Zealand for an SRP of AU$99.95

Zachary Clarke

Zach is a unabashed Nintendo fanatic, however that doesn't mean he doesn't partake in the forbidden fruits of Playstation & Xbox consoles... he even plays on PC from time to time. Zach has dabbled in the video game industry in a number of ways over the past few years, from writting content for Gonintendo & Another Castle, to running the Society for Electronic Entertainment at the University of Melbourne. There is nothing more he loves than getting together, either online or offline with a bunch of fellow gamers, to yell at each other until we just want to punch one another in the throat while discussing video games.


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