Apparently not content with having their stock go up only 64 percent in the week since Pokemon Go became a massive success, Nintendo is finding another way to tap into our nostalgia and get us handing over small bundles of cash. Today Nintendo announced the Mini-NES, a miniaturized replica of the NES — look how cute it is — which comes with a classic controller, an HDMI cable, a USB cable (but no USB-to-AC adapter), and is preloaded with 30 classic games.
A second controller can be purchased separately. We don’t know the cost of the second controller, but the system itself with one controller will cost $59.99 and hit stores on November 11, just in time for me to not get it for Christmas and be disappointed.
Here are the 30 games it comes with:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
The Legend of Zelda™
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
Nintendo announced the Mini-NES “can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii console. Simply connect it to a Wii Remote controller to make the experience that much more authentic. Players needn’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress either as each game has multiple suspend points, allowing them to start where they left off at a later time, no passwords needed.”
That’s just gravy. It was already worth $60 for all the Mario games, Zelda, and StarTropics alone. Oh, who am I kidding? I am absolutely buying this for Ice Climber. That polar bear and I still have a score to settle.