Nintendo's amazing new console is a mini NES with 30 games

The Classic Mini is official, packed with games and an absolute bargain. That’s Christmas sorted

Wait… what?

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.

Which games?!

Here’s the full list, and as you can see it includes some truly legendary titles:

  • 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

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?

Pre-order the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System here for £49.99