Nintendo releasing retro NES system loaded with 30 classic games

NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition launches in Canada on Nov. 11 with a suggested retail price of $79.99.

Nintendo announced Thursday it’s releasing a retro-style NES system this holiday season that comes loaded with 30 classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid and The Legend of Zelda.

“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director said in a press release.

RELATED: Nintendo’s summer tour to hit Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal

The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is much smaller than the original NES (it fits in the palm of your hand) and has no way to load original cartridges. It attaches via an HDMI cable, allowing you to play on an HDTV. The controller, which looks identical to the original, now uses the same style of plug found on the WiiMote giving users the ability to play virtual console games on the Wii and WiiU with it.

NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition is smaller than the original NES and can fit in the palm of your hand.

The 30 games that come loaded on the NES Classic Edition are:

  • 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

The system comes packaged with an HDMI cable, AC adapter and one controller. It has a suggested retail price of $79.99. A second controller will be available at a suggested retail price of $12.99. It launches in Canada on November 11.

RELATED: Super Mario Maker video review (by my 8-year-old son)

Are you excited for the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

Advertisements
Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Digital Life, Fun Stuff, Video Games
3 comments on “Nintendo releasing retro NES system loaded with 30 classic games
  1. […] RELATED: Nintendo releasing retro NES system loaded with 30 classic games […]

  2. […] RELATED: Nintendo releasing retro NES system loaded with 30 classic games […]

  3. […] RELATED: Nintendo releasing retro NES system loaded with 30 classic games […]

Share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: