You can preorder the NES Classic for just RM249

Gamers Hideout also selling an extra controller for RM49

Local games store Gamers Hideout just announced it is opening preorders for the NES Classic Edition. Though shipping charges have not as yet been factored in, the overall price looks pretty affordable.

A trip down nostalgia lane

For just RM249, you can book yourself the NES Classic Edition console and add on another RM49 to add a controller so a buddy can join the fun. If you haven't heard of the console, basically it's a cool modernised edition of the original NES, packing the following list of classic Nintendo 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™

It's much tinier than the original NES makingit easy to bring over to a friend's place for some old school gaming. It hooks up to power via USB and you can connect it to a display via an HDMI cable. You can't add on any other games besides the ones on the console, but the lineup is pretty decent with enough classics to make an old school gamer happy.

Head over to the online webstore to make an order. Estimated arrival is November 2016.