The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short, is coming back, but in a more compact package. The Japanese tech and gaming company has recently announced that they would be releasing the console as a multi-game unit featuring the best titles from the classic videogame console. This is following other companies that are releasing plug-and-play units for the past decade-and-a-half.
The New NES is More Compact, and Features Plug-and-Play
The upcoming console is dubbed the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, and that’s a pretty long name for such a tiny device. If you’re asking how small the unit is, then know that is just a bit larger than a normal-sized adult hand. This “all-in-one” console includes 30-games right off the bat, and it also includes other features to bring the classic machine into the 21st century such as HDMI support. Furthermore, for nostalgia’s sake, it even comes with “real” NES-style game controllers, but have newer inputs.
According to Nintendo’s page, the NES Classic Edition comes packed with some great titles from the console’s prime. These include Balloon Fight, Bubble Bobble, Castlevania, Caslevania 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, and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
Unlike other consoles that are trying to be deemed as “all-in-one” gaming machines, there really isn’t a weak link for this upcoming console from Nintendo. There are plenty of titles here that will be screaming for your memories for when you were a kid. You will have such a trip when you revisit your all-time favorite games such as Ice Climber, Ghosts N’ Goblins, and even the very first Final Fantasy game.
There are, however, some questions that do pop up as to the creation of the NES Mini Edition. For one, why did Nintendo have to wait so long to jump into this bandwagon? Well, the most probable answer to that question is that people would have to buy individual games for the console. And in this day and age, the prices for these games would shoot through the roof. Therefore, if the gaming company would like to release a console that would benefit those who want a machine to play the games of old, while still maintaining a budget-friendly personality.
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