This Mini NES is an OFFICIAL Nintendo Console to Make Retro Dreams Come True

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

No, no, you haven’t gone 30 years back in time. This is the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, which is set for a November 11 launch. That’s November 11 2016.

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Though it looks almost exactly like a mini version of Nintendo's original home console, this is one very much built for the modern era. It plugs into the back of your HD TV and comes pre-loaded with 30 classic games that are guaranteed to make any retro game-lover weep:

  • 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

Also bundled with the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES are a Nintendo Classic Mini: NES controller and an HDMI cable (so you can actually use it). The recommended retail price is $59.99 (£45), which sounds nothing short of marvellous, considering most of us would still throw ourselves at it even if it was to cost eight times as much.

Nintendo's riding sky high on a wave of nostalgia at the moment, with Pokemon Go successfully distracting most of us from the fact that the world's become a really horrible place. Unless you happen to live on a remote island, anyway. Remote islands and Pokemon Go don't seem to mix very well.