Nintendo announce mini NES

This week the world has been taken back to 2000 with the Pokemon craze being in full swing again. Now, Nintendo want to take us all the way back to the 1980s with their recently announced “Nintendo Classic Mini“. The Nintendo Entertainment System is one of the most beloved consoles of all time, sparking the gaming revolution that got the industry out of the crash of 1983.

The new mini console will have 30 built in classics such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure. The system will be able to connect to TVs via HDMI and will include a classic NES controller to help recreate that authentic retro feeling.  The controller will also be able to be used on the Wii and the Wii U for its Virtual Console games. The system will be powered by USB and will come with a cable but not a plug.

The one thing missing in this system is the ability to play your original carriages. There have been third party attempts at nostalgia based consoles like this in the past that have used both emulation and cartridge based games, so it’s a shame the original doesn’t let you dust off those bad boys as well. However, the full list of games included is pretty impressive itself.

The retro machine will launch on November 11th and will cost $60 in the US.

The full list of games is below

Balloon Fight

Bubble Bobble


Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Jr.

Double Dragon 2: The Revenge

Dr. Mario


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 2: The Adventure of Link