The NES is back, and it’s funner (and smaller) than ever!
Nintendo recently announced that a miniature, more technologically advanced version of their classic 1980’s console will be released this fall.
The revised console, named the NES Classic Edition, will not include a cartridge like its predecessor, but instead will be preloaded with 30 classic Nintendo games. The system will also include the original’s iconic game controller and will be compatible with Nintendo Wii and Wii U interactive controllers.
Players will be able to view the gameplay in high definition (well, as high definition as 80s and 90s games can get) by connecting the console to their TV via HDMI cable.
The fun-size NES retails for $59.99 and will include the following games:
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts’N Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- 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
Those looking to purchase the NES Classic Edition should mark their calendars now, as the system hits store shelves November 11th.
What do you think of this mini NES? Let us know in the comments!
We will soon be seeing Nintendo-themed attractions at Universal Studios theme parks!
Universal Parks & Resorts recently announced that they will be partnering with Nintendo and integrating aspects of the gaming giant’s world into their parks.
Universal said the following in regard to the partnership in their official PR release:
Universal theme parks offer incredibly popular, innovative themed family entertainment experiences based on compelling stories and characters – using powerful storytelling and innovative technology. Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters.
Now, for the first time, those stories and characters will be brought to life in entirely new ways—only at Universal theme parks.
There is no word yet on how they plan to integrate the world of Nintendo into the theme parks, but the potential is there for something truly incredible.
It is quite possible that they will transform an entire section of one of their existing theme parks into a Nintendo area, similar to what they did with the absolutely incredible Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. Just imagine an interactive Super Mario Bros. ride, a Mario Kart themed go-kart track, or an interactive Legend of Zelda journey.
And if any Universal Studios higher-ups in development are reading this right now, just know that I am available to think up some more amazing ideas for you! …Paid, naturally.
GeekGirl World will keep you updated as new news on this partnership is released!
What Nintendo goodies do you think they should include in the parks? Let us know in the comments below!