If you’re looking to relive the days of CRT gaming or if you wanted to see what it was like for the miserable generation who somehow lived without HD graphics and online multiplayer, then it’s your lucky day. Nintendo has just announced their Mini NES, which will be released this year on the 10th of November in Australia.
Retailing at $99.95AUD, the Mini NES comes preloaded with 30 classic NES games, including the Super Mario Bros. games, Final Fantasy, and both The Legend of Zelda games. The actual console will include a NES controller that can be plugged into the Mini NES system as well as into your Wii Remote controllers to play virtual console games on both the Wii and Wii U. All that you have to do to enjoy the games on the Mini NES is to plug it into your TV with an HDMI cable and you’re good to go.
The full list of included titles is:
|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|
|Super Mario Bros.||Super Mario Bros. 2||Super Mario Bros. 3|
|Tecmo Bowl||The Legend of Zelda||Zelda II: The Adventure of Link|
I still own my old NES, as well as the majority of games that the Mini NES comes with, but you can’t really go wrong with one system containing 30 nostalgic games for $100. The new NES controller will also be sold separately, which I’m sure a lot of fans will be excited about. The ability to play Virtual Console games with a classic NES controller has been a well sought after commodity for awhile now.
For families in particular who are looking to introduce their children into some of the games that they grew up with, the Mini NES is a great addition to the Nintendo selection. The console can currently be preordered from the EB Games website here, as well as, presumably, in store. It’s been a good month for Nintendo so far, and I’m expecting more great things to come from the company in the near future.