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Nintendo announces mini NES loaded with 30 games that attaches directly to your TV

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By Casey Baseel, RocketNews24

Nintendo may be based in Japan, but last week, domestic fans of the proud video game developer found themselves in the odd position of being on the outside looking in. Pokemon GO is still unavailable in Japan, but is exploding in popularity overseas, and now comes the news that Nintendo of Europe is releasing an awesome miniature NES in its territory. Not only does it look almost exactly like its 1980s inspiration, it actually lets you play 8-bit hits, too.

Officially called the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, the palm-sized device connects directly to your TV set through an HDMI cable, with its power coming from an AC adaptor-equipped USB cable.

You can also use it with your Wii or Wii U to play virtual console games, but the real draw is that the Nintendo Classic Mini comes preloaded with 30 time-tested NES titles. Even better, Nintendo is including a number of beloved games from third-party developers in the collection, which is composed of:

● Balloon Fight ● Bubble Bobble ● Castlevania and Castlevania II ● Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. ● Double Dragon II ● Dr, Mario ● Excitebike ● Final Fantasy ● Galaga ● Ghosts ‘n Goblins ● Gradius ● Ice Climber ● Kid Icarus ● Kirby’s Adventure ● Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3, ● Mega Man 2 ● Metroid ● Ninja Gaiden ● Pac-Man ● Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream ● StarTropics ● Super C ● Tecmo Bowl ● The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Plugging in a second controller enables two-player play, and Nintendo promises that “each game has multiple suspend points, allowing them to start where they left off at a later time, no passwords needed,” meaning that while the design of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System has plenty of old-school authenticity, it isn’t quite so committed to being a blast from the past that it can’t make a few concessions to modern, more user-friendly gameplay trends.

Pricing is yet to be announced, but the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System goes on sale Nov 11.

Source: Nintendo UK via Hachima Kiko

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$59.99 according to multiple sources

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Clever rerelease for all the nostalgic gamers, and some cool shelf candy! I would get one!

The only problem is they put Tecmo Bowl instead of Tecmo Super Bowl!! That should have been a no brainer!!!

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Nintendo bringing out new "old" tech again.

But I do agree that Tecmo Super Bowl should have been added, as well as Contra. The pick up where you left off feature is a nice touch too.

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I still play on my SNES once in a while. I too will buy one of these.

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If you go to Akihabara you'll find some retro gaming shops that sell consoles that plays both NES and SNES games. The slots are configured such that both type of cartridges can be inserted. Though, unlike the one above you still need to have the games.

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that sounds cool and yet another reason o go to Akihabara! and plus you can have all of the nes and snes games you want that way

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attaches directly to your TV

Are the editors that young they don't know what a console is?

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This is cool, I'm going to get one. I agree they should have added Tecmo Super Bowl...but it will be nice to run some laps around the field with ole Walter Payton.

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So tiny............ when u blow on it, would it fly away, lol

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Wow, it actually attaches directly to your TV through a cable. Just like in the movies. Seriously though I'd rather just buy an original NES and choose my own games.

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