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Nintendo Classic Mini – Relive The 80s & 90s NES

Thursday, 14th July, 2016

Nintendo Classic Mini Announced

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I heard about this today!

Nintendo announced that they are bringing out a new console…Actually it’s an old one! The original Nintendo, aka NES was one of the first consoles I ever owned, and probably the first “proper” console which I actually had and used, and played games on. I got this when I was around 8 or 9, so early 90’s, but it was actually released in the UK back in 1986. It was an 8-bit console, and this was pretty much what people think of as the start of home gaming in consoles (SEGA had their MasterSystem too).

So today Nintendo are embracing the retro fans with this; The brand new Nintendo Classic Mini. You get the vintage look and feel of an original NES, albeit in a much smaller form, but it’s built with 2016 in mind, which means you can hook it up to a modern TV with an HDMI cable. It comes with 30 games, and the absolute classic are on there, including the Super Mario franchise.

As you’ll have read several months ago, I got a JXD retro gaming tablet which is great, but the bad thing about the unofficial hardware and software is that it can be a bit clunky, since the games were not originally designed for the hardware or software. Since there is a JXD and countless other devices, and have been for a while, I think it’s smart of Nintendo to do this, as there are so many fans of 8-bit and also 16-bit generations of consoles. I would love Nintendo and SEGA to officially release more retro consoles like this, they’d definitely be a hit.

You can get your hands on one of these on 11th November, right in time for Christmas, that’s if they don’t sell out.

I have heard that the UK price is said to be £49.99.

Relive your NES days with a Nintendo Classic Mini

What do you think of this?

List of Nintendo Classic Mini Games

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


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