Gaming

Nintendo Announces The Mini-NES, Which Is Adorable And We Must Have It

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:

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™

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.

(Via Nintendo, Pedestrian, and Kotaku)

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