The Nintendo NES Classic Edition

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Back in November 2016, Nintendo released the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition or the NES Mini.

The NES Classic is modeled to look just like the original and hugely popular NES Console that was released back in 1985. They've just scaled the proportions to be a little bit smaller. And of course the ports did receive an upgrade as well. Instead of the classic RCA analogue audio and video connector to the TV, it now has an HDMI port. and instead of the original controller ports, it now uses the Wii/Wii U standard controller ports. And the whole console can be powered with just the included USB AC power adapter.

The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the NES Classic is $59.99. But due to low stocks and high demand, you can usually see this console listed at a higher price than intended at online stores like at Amazon.

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  • Suspend game saves. Up to 4 game suspends possible.
  • Locking of saved files.

Display Modes:

  • CRT filter: Looks like an old TV, scan lines and all.
  • 4:3 aspect ratio classic original look of old tvs
  • Pixel Perfect: each pixel is a square so you see the games exactly as designed


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The bundled controller is thankfully "normal-sized" and not miniaturized like the console. This is to provide the comfort and feel of the classic and original controller. Since the new controller will use the same port as the one on the Wii U, it can also be used as a perfect controller for playing with NES Virtual Console games.

You can double the fun by adding a second controller and inviting a buddy to play those awesome 2-player games like Pac-Man, TECMO BOWL, and Dr. Mario. You can check out where to purchase a second controller on Amazon.

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Or if you already have a Wii or Wii U and you do have the controllers lying around. You can plug them on the NES Classic and use them as your controller. The new console is compatible with the Wii U Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro, which you can both check out at Amazon.

What's in the box?

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Included within the box are the following:
  • NES Classic Edition
  • One (1) NES Classic Controller
  • HDMI cable
  • AC adapter
  • 30 pre-installed games

Built-in Games:

The NES Classic will come bundled with 30 original games for the system. Some of the games that will be included are the following:
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Mario Bros.
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • Balloon Fight
  • Excitebike
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Galaga
  • StarTropics
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