Legends do come back. This is the case with Nintendo. Their retro console has made a comeback to the market. It is said that NES Classic Edition is almost identical to initial version of this lineup. Consoles like these are something from the past that is still interesting to remember.
Thanks to the company responsible for new production! They haven’t been secret for months enjoying fans’ anticipation. So release date has already come. They have even confirmed where exactly to by this model. NES classic edition US release starting from November 11th. You can obtain this legend from the 80s. In addition, console makers have even stated the time when to make a purchase. 5 p.m. was when sales started. They have chosen Amazon as selling platform.
Legend price is as much as $60. Additional controllers available. It is much more expensive than any Chinese emulator consoles, but you will get genuine Nintendo for that price.
Nintendo has its own way to make consoles, sometimes very strange and special. They make various versions of Marios, Zeldas and Donkey Kongs every 5 years or so, with new gameplay and graphics – aimed mostly for people stuck in 80s. Between the console generation change, and before the release of Switch, they go completely retro. Only a guy with Mario cap, Zelda T-shirt and a wide NES unpacked cartridge collection in living room would buy a sixty bucks console which could play only strict 30 games set and nothing more. The rest just buy a $10 8-bit and 16-bit emulator console in case of severe nostalgia.
The NES Classic Edition list of games includes the following titles:
Recreation of NES classic edition console will be capable of playing original games included those we used to play using cartridges. For example, you can try such games as Balloon Fight and Castlevania. Bubble Bobble as well as Ghosts N’ Goblins are also here for you. Both versions of oldschool Donkey Kong along with Ice Climber, Metroid and Tecmo Bowl have also been released. You can alco try such games as Double Dragon, Dr. Mario, Galaga, Punch-Out or Kid Icarus. In addition, they offer you to launch Excitebike, Gradius, StarTropics, Super C and Ninja Gaiden. Are you hungry for legends? No problems. They have prepared Mario Bros., Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Kirby’s Adventure as well as Pac-Man along with Zelda. However, there is no NES classic edition new games, like exclusives never published before. There are some extra games exclusively for PAL/North America, and for Famicom version (Japan exclusive).
You could play NES Classic Edition all 30 games on a modern TV.
NES Classic Edition Games List
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
The Legend of Zelda
Mega Man 2
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong Jr.
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
Famicom (JP) exclusives
Atlantis no Nazo
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai
Final Fantasy III
NES Open Tournament Golf
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari
Yie Ar Kung-Fu
NES classic edition size is much less than original NES (see picture above), but all details kept as is. Does NES classic edition take cartridges? Unfortunately, it doesn’t. It has only built-in games set. The exact NES classic edition specs, as well as dimensions, are not disclosed yet, but you could see it nearly 8 times compact than original console from 1985.
The reproduction of legendary console is a good decision for those who are not familiar with this particular product. If you want to feel a touch of nostalgia this is your best bet as well. Pre-orders of the console were not planned, so you’ll have to try your luck on on the websites selling this version of the console. A miniature version of the original console has been released. This variant can be played on a television by the means of HDMI cable. Even though this variant doesn’t reproduce all of the original functions, it supports all the games you could play on the console years ago. Nevertheless, it would be a good idea if creators could add an online shop to their console. Thus, gamers would be able to download more games. There wil be electronic copies of the original games manuals. You can find them on the website of the console creators. In addition, gamers can view all of the games offered in a 4:3 aspect ratio format. It’s not that bad to be fair.