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Nintendo Releasing Mini NES Loaded With 30 Classics For $59.99

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Source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2016/07/14/nintendo-releasing-mini-nes-loaded-with-30-classics-for-59.99.aspx

 

 


While we wait for news on Nintendo's newest home console, the NX, the company has at least announced hardware news of another variety. Nintendo is releasing a mini Classic Edition NES that comes built-in with 30 games for $59.99.

The NES Classic Edition comes out on November 11, and the box also includes an HDMI cable, AC adapter, and classic NES controller. You can get a second controller (either another classic controller or the classic controller pro) sold separately for $9.99. The classic controller can also be connected to a Wii remote controller in order to play Virtual Console NES titles on a Wii or Wii U.

As for the games (listed below), Nintendo says that the old password system has been ditched, and each title has "multiple suspend points."

  • 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

 

 

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I'm getting one. The wife said she would actually play on this. I'm disappointed to not see the two Metal Gear games as I love them both, but especially the classic first one. But there are more than enough games there that would keep me busy. I might even get two if the kids, wife, and I all end up fighting over it.

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I have no intentions of getting this. I'm glad that there's 30 games on there, but what about the 100s of others available at pawn shops, thrift stores, and swap meets? Aside from the original hardware, I can't play them on this, which blows. If they had the ability to play actual NES carts on them, I'd definitely get it, but I'm not spending what they're asking for 30 emulated games.

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My wife showed the announcement to me, says she wants it for Christmas.  I'll probably get it, since: a) she wants it, and b)  I would definitely play it with her, and c) most of the games we remember playing are included.  I do agree with @nightstorm56 that the lack of cartridge compatibility is a drawback. On the bright side, you won't have to deal with the connectors wearing out and avoid the crazy tricks to get it working again.

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Haha. Too bad I do have some NIntendo cartridges lying around, but I don't have any Sega Genesis ones. Sega is making a mini, but it will come loaded with 80 games AND it will play any old Sega Genesis cartridges. Not sure if there are any good games outside of the included 80, but might be time to hit up some garage sales and look for them. No HDMI support though from the Sega, so that is kinda lame. I do really like the portable one though, and at the same price point, but with an SD slot. No doubt you can load many more games. Either one will only cost $65. Not bad at all.

 

http://bgr.com/2016/07/26/sega-mini-genesis-price-release-date/

 

 

 

Not to be outdone by Nintendo’s reveal of the NES Classic Edition earlier this month, Sega and AtGames announced two new retro consoles this week with 80 games built in in celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary.

 

First up we have the Genesis Classic Game Console, a device which you’ve likely seen on store shelves in years past. AtGames has been at the forefront of the nostalgia-fueled retro console business for quite some time, so this is really just the 2016 edition of the Classic Game Console with a few new games included.

One of the most significant differences between AtGames’ mini Genesis and Nintendo’s mini NES is that the Genesis actually plays original Genesis cartridges. If you have any old Sega games lying around, you can slot them in and start playing. The Sega console also comes with two wireless controllers, but supports classic Genesis controllers as well (if you want to go really retro).

 

Unfortunately, the mini Genesis doesn’t support HDMI output, but if you don’t want to play on your TV, you can pick up the Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player instead. This 3.2-inch handheld console features the same 80 games, but also has an SD card slot in case you want to add more.

Both the mini Genesis and the portable Genesis will be available in October for around $65. They might not be as polished as the NES Classic Edition, but if you prefer quantity over quality, they’re worth checking out.

Here is the complete list of 80 games that come built-in:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Bonanza Bros.
Chakan: The Forever Man
Columns
Columns III
ComixZone
Crack Down
DecapAttack
Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Jewel Master
Kid Chameleon
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3
Ristar
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog II
Sonic 3D Blast
Sword of Varmilion
The Ooze
Vectorman
Vectorman II
Mortal Kombat I
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat III
Adventure in the Park
Cross the road
Jack’s Pea
Jewel Magic
Curling 2010
Plumbing Contest
Wall-Breaking
Bubble Master
Break a Fireline
Mahjong Solitaire
Warehouse Keeper
Chess
Memory
Snake
Air Hockey
Spider
Naval Power
Mr. Balls
Cannon
Fight or Lose
Bottle Taps Race
Bomber
Checker
Hexagonos
Whack-A-Wolf
Mirror Mirror
Panic Lift
Black Sheep
Flash Memory
Brain Switch
Mega Brain Switch
Hidden Agenda
Dominant Amber
Hide and Seek
Jura Formula
Lost World Sudoku
Meatloaf Rotation
Mya Master Mind
Skeleton Scale
T-Rex Memory Match
Yawning Triceratops

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I like the idea, but i have about half of those game on cartridge. And my NES still works.  Just need to buy a video cable to use instead of the antenna cable thing since the newer TV's don't like using that.

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