Nintendo NES Classic Edition

Nintendo NES Classic Edition

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Intro to the Nintendo NES Classic Edition

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Hype for the NES Classic Edition began this past Summer when it was first announced in July 2016. I didn't pay too much attention as emulation boxes with retro games are fairly common and flood the market during the Christmas holiday. Upon discovering this NES emulator was coming from Nintendo itself made it much more interesting!

Most of the Atari and Sega mini consoles are licensed and distributed by third parties. We became curious to see how Nintendo would handle it. Everyone loves the concept of their Virtual Consoles, but the execution has been moderately poor with antiquated standards. As the NES Mini launch date approached, interest across the interned soared.

For some reason, Pre-orders were almost non-existent and were not offered by any of the large traditional resellers. The idea of going to a store seemed inconceivable to some while others prepared for long lines and waiting. Many stores only had a few units while others had around 25. No one seemed to have a reasonable supply. Folks feared the worst and many were disappointed on launch day resulting in a lot of negativity online.

Deliveries were sparse despite large consumer demand. Then in mid-April 2017, Nintendo abruptly cancelled the device!

The NES Classic Edition

The system features HDMI display output and a new replica controller, which can also connect to the Wii remote for use with Virtual Console games on Wii and Wii U. The controllers for the Japanese version are hardwired into the console just like the original Famicom. Because of this, the controllers and connecting cables are also smaller and shorter respectively, yet they cannot connect to a Wii Remote for use with Virtual Console games.

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NES Classic Edition Game List

Titles Year Released Publisher
Balloon Fight 1985 Nintendo
Bubble Bobble 1986 Taito
Castlevania 1986 Konami
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 1987 Konami
Donkey Kong 1986 Nintendo
Donkey Kong Jr. 1983 Nintendo
Double Dragon II: The Revenge 1989 Arc System Works
Dr. Mario 1990 Nintendo
Excitebike 1984 Nintendo
Final Fantasy 1987 Square Enix
Galaga 1988 Bandai Namco
Ghosts 'n Goblins 1986 Capcom
Gradius 1986 Konami
Ice Climber 1985 Nintendo
Kid Icarus 1986 Nintendo
Kirby's Adventure 1993 Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda 1987 Nintendo
Mario Bros. 1983 Nintendo
Mega Man 2 1989 Capcom
Metroid 1986 Nintendo
Ninja Gaiden 1988 Koei Tecmo
Pac-Man 1984 Bandai Namco
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream 1987 Nintendo
StarTropics 1990 Nintendo
Super C 1990 Konami
Super Mario Bros. 1985 Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 2 1988 Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 Nintendo
Tecmo Bowl 1989 Koei Tecmo
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987 Nintendo

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