You read that headline right, pal: Nintendo is bringing back the NES. Only a lot smaller.
It’s a replica Nintendo Entertainment System?
Yes, a tiny one, and it’s designed to hook up to your HDTV via an HDMI cable. It’s powered by USB, comes with a classic controller and – here’s the best bit – there are 30 games pre-installed.
Here’s the full list, and as you can see it includes some truly legendary titles:
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts ’n Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- 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
Some of these are two-player games…
Yep, and don’t worry: you can buy a second controller, or use the Wii’s Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro, if you have them.
I want it. Now. What’s the price and when’s it out?
Sadly, you’re going to have to hold your horses for a while – it’s not going on sale until 11 November. Some UK retailers are now allowing you to pre-order it for £50, with an additional controller setting you back £8. Not a bad price to immerse yourself in several weeks’ worth of retro gaming delight, eh?