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Nintendo Is Playing With Powerful Nostalgia With This Retro NES Classic Edition Ad

Last week, Nintendo surprised the gaming world by announcing the NES Classic Edition, a mini replica of the 8-bit NES with 30 of the system’s greatest games pre-installed. Nintendo has avoided these kind of all-in-one machines before, but the response from fans was huge. Turns out people really want an easy, inexpensive way to play classic 8-bit games on their HD TVs.

Well, now Nintendo is doubling down on the nostalgia with a new ad that makes heavy reference to Nintendo’s ’80s heyday. The neon, the rocking soundtrack – it’s all very familiar. Nintendo has even revived their classic “Now you’re playing with power!” slogan.

Here’s a reminder of all the games available on the NES Classic. It’s missing a few important gems, but it’s still a pretty solid collection.

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™

The NES Classic Edition arrives November 11 at a price of $60.

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