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Retro Mini NES Commercial Promises 30 Classic Games

Back in July, we got some excellent news: Nintendo is getting ready to release the NES Classic Edition, a modern recreation of its first home video game console that’s been affectionately nicknamed the Mini NES. Now, “The Big N” has shared a new retro-style trailer that absolutely has our fingers twitching.

From the moment the ’80s synth music plays and the light-wash-denim-clad arm pops into frame to hit the power button, we’re completely on board. Of course, Nintendo didn’t just take the guts of an NES and put them into a smaller gray box; the new system has borrowed some features from contemporary emulators, like suspend points (of which it has four). It also has a 4:3 aspect ratio mode and a CRT filter, in order to more closely replicate the original experience.

For $59.99, you get the console, an NES-style controller (which will work with your Wii U too, by the way), the necessary cables (HDMI, not the red, yellow, and white ones), and all the old-school fun you could ever want. There’s a reason this product makes sense: Nostalgia aside, many NES games still hold up very well today, and if anything, they’re a refreshing reminder of a time when developers were catering to a more hardcore audience and therefore didn’t have to worry if their games were too difficult for casual players.

Speaking of games, the Mini NES has 30 of them, and it’s a killer lineup:

  • 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

By the way, Nintendo isn’t leaving their Japanese fans out in the cold, as there’s a Famicom Mini coming out as well, a day before its North American counterpart.

What do you think of the selection of games included here? Any glaring omissions? Let us know in the comments!

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