July 14, 2016


Nintendo Announces Mini NES Classic Edition With 30 Built-In Games


Get ready to relive your childhood gaming memories this fall, because Nintendo has revealed a new mini Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic console. The company describes it as a "near-identical, mini replica" of the original version, which first launched in the U.S. in 1985. ('83 in Japan.)

Despite its vintage look, the modern mini-NES is able to connect to your TV via HDMI and will also come with a power adapter and a NES Classic Controller “patterned after the iconic design of the original NES controller" that can connect to a Wii remote.

If that wasn't exciting enough, the NES will be pre-loaded with 30 of Nintendo's most iconic games including Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. The console, which plans to drop on Nov. 11 for $59.99, will have two-player functionality (the second controller is available for $9.99). Here's the full list of built-in games:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • CastlevaniaCastlevania 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

While we wait in anticipation for the NES launch, prep yourself by watching our video tour of E3's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild setup: