Fresh off the launch of the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System. This is a modern re-release of the original Nintendo Entertainment System which popularized home console gaming and helped usher gaming into the mainstream.
However, with this re-release coming 36 years after the original, gamers no longer have to rely on finding classic NES games to play on the NES Mini as the new version of this classic console comes with 30 of the most popular NES titles pre-loaded onto the device. Please see below for the full list of included titles:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Mega Man 2
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Also included with the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES is an NES controller. This controller can also be used with the Wii and Wii U consoles to play Virtual Console NES titles on those systems. Additional NES Contollers that will work with the NES Mini can be purchased separately. The re-imagined console connects to TVs via an included HDMI cable and is powered via a USB cable and AC adapter. Gamers can can take a trip down memory lane with this new NES console when it launches for $59.99 on November 11th, 2016.
What do you think of this new version of the classic NES console? Does it increase your excitement for Nintendo’s future with the upcoming NX console? Let us know in the comments.
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My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up.
I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities.
My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.
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