Relive the 8-Bit Era: Nintendo's Releasing a Mini NES

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Nintendo is re-releasing the classic NES, with a few changes and improvements. It’s being called the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, and is a mini version of Nintendo’s first console. Releasing this Nov. 11, the NES Classic Edition will fit in the palm of your hand and comes with 30 games pre-installed.

Unlike the original, this system does not feature any cartridges, just in case you still had some lying around. It will connect to your TV via HDMI and has two controller ports. The NES Classic Edition will come with one controller bundled in. The controller looks almost identical to the original NES controller, only this one can also connect to Wiimotes so you can use them to play Virtual Console games on your Wii and Wii U.

The included games span many of the NES’s classics. They are as follows:

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 original NES was first released in Japan as the Famicom in 1983 and later came to the U.S. as the NES in 1985. The NES Classic Edition is also updated with internal memory so you can save games and don’t have to bother writing down and remembering any passwords. It’ll run $59.99 when it releases on Nov. 11.

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