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Nintendo announces Mini NES Classic

Yesterday morning, Nintendo of America announced via Twitter that the company will be releasing a mini version of their NES console preloaded with 30 classic titles and it will be released in the fall.


This ‘NES Mini Classic’ will use a USB for power,HDMI for output, come with a controller and was specifically designed for contemporary TV’s. The system will cost $59.99 and if you want an extra controller, it’ll be $9.99 each. For those who have a Wii Classic controller or the Classic Controller Pro, they will be compatible with the Mini NES Classic. The system will not have internet functionality, so no online play or firmware updates but it will allow in game saves, somewhat similar to what was done on the Wii/WiiU/3DS Virtual Console. Some of the built in games that are a part of the Mini NES Classic include Super Mario Bros. 1,2 & 3,Mega Man 2,Final Fantasy and Tecmo Bowl.

I’m really excited by this news; this is a great way for people who grew up with the NES but who no longer have one or for those folks who want to pass down to their kids the experience of playing on a NES without the hassles of trying to hook up a over 30 year old console to a modern TV. Here’s hoping that it does well enough that they decide to make a mini SNES.


The 30 games that will be pre-loaded on the Mini NES Classic are listed below:


  • 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

What do you guys think of this news, let me know in the comments

Sources: Polygon,,The Verge

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Corey MacDonald
Corey MacDonald
Corey MacDonald is a student of history, avid gamer and a science fiction fan. Corey graduated university with a history major and hoped to put it to good use, life had other plans. Wrote a blog for the gaming site, between 2008-2009, and before that, writing for his high school newspaper as a political commentator as well as the newspapers chief photographer. Also writes movie reviews for

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