Now You’re Playing with Power… Again.
The nostalgic console is back! Nintendo ran an old school advertisement on their YouTube channel, on July 21st, 2016, promoting their newest “console,” the NES Classic Edition.
It won’t technically be a full console, it will, however, resemble the original Nintendo Entertainment System. The chamber lid doesn’t actually open, so there will be no way to insert your classic games into the console; however, it already comes preloaded with 30 classic NES games.
While you won’t be able to add additional games to the console, the preloaded games are a nice touch. You won’t need to worry about any blinking red lights on this system. You won’t need to blow into it, and there won’t be any issues with the 72-pin connector. All the games are preloaded onto the console, so all you need to do, is press the power button.
You’ll be able to experience some of the best classic NES games, without needing to drag out, and hook up, the old box. The console comes with an AC adapter, one classic controller, and an HDMI cable, so you can hook it directly to your HDTV.
According to Nintendo, these are the games that will be preloaded onto the console:
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts’N Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- 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 console will not be able to connect to the Internet, and there will be no way to download, or install additional games.
The expected release date is November 11th, 2016, and the initial price is set at $59.99. You can purchase a second controller for an additional $9.99.