Nintendo surprised everyone today with a new retro console coming this fall. The NES Classic Edition is a smaller version of the beloved Nintendo Entertainment System that saved gaming back in the mid 80s.

“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system. They can rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “The NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES. Or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”

The retro console is coming November 11 with a $60 price tag. The NES Classic Edition plugs directly into modern TVs using HDMI. The NES controller can also be plugged into a Wii Remote to play Virtual Console games on Wii and Wii U. Additional controllers can be purchased for $10.

NES classic edition

Of course the most important part are the games. The NES Classic Edition comes bundled with 30 NES games. It does not support original NES cartridges. Each game does include multiple suspend points. These allow you to save anywhere and overcome the tricky era before saves and checkpoints. Here is the full list of classic games that are included.

NES Classic Edition Games

  • 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


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