Nintendo's will hug nostalgia a little bit harder this holiday season with the announcement of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition - or miNES, for short. With the NES Classic 1, the Kyoto-based company is hoping to feed off the success of Pokémon Go, which has increased the company's value by billions of dollars since its release just over a week ago. While it's not the 80 games promised on the box for AT Games' similarly-themed Genesis Flashback console, there is not a single weak game among the bunch. Featuring Mr. Dream, StarTropics, SUPER C, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, TECMO BOWL, The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
There a couple of ways you can look at the release of the NES Classic Edition, depending on your view of the half-full glass. It comes with 30 of the top NES games pre-loaded as well as the AC power adapter and an NES Classic controller which of course, is designed after the original. For just $60 the mini-NES will release November 11 with 30 great built-in games.
Included among them are icons like Super Mario Bros. If you happen to have a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro, those will work as well.
The system will also come with a classic NES controller, which can also be connected to a Wii remote controller and then used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii console.
Classic controllers will be sold separately for $9.99 each. Two-player functionality is also supported and you can even use a Wii Classic Controller so you don't have to fork out for new gear. I will probably get one as well, but if Nintendo definitely, for sure wants my money, it should do a Game Boy Advance SP or Micro re-release.