Nintendo Announces NES Classic Edition

No, you’re not reading that title wrong. They have actually announced a redone NES system with 30 built in games. It will go on sale on November 11th for $59.99.

It also comes with a special NES controller that’s compatible with the Wii and Wii U. And can be used with the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro too.

Here are the games included:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr
  • Double Dragon 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
  • Nina Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch Out!
  • 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

As well as some pictures of the system:

NES Classic Edition 1

NES Classic Mini

And a statement about it from Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime:

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. The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.

It’s an interesting idea, but I’m skeptical it’ll do too well. After all, the same games are on the Virtual Console for multiple systems. And people outside the US likely aren’t too nostalgic about the NES to begin with.

But what do you think? Is the NES Classic Edition something you plan to buy?


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4 years ago

That's cool, but I still have, and sometimes play, my NES so I don't need one.

4 years ago

Didn't see this coming (the rumors fail us!), but seriously I think my parents and grandma, which they both played the heck out of the NES, would enjoy this. However the 30 games apparently won't be expanding, it be better to mod it with something like a raspberry pi and play the entire NES game collection.


Also it should be Ms. Pac-man on the list, better game than pacman.