Apparently Nintendo is getting extra nostalgic this year. Nintendo recently made a surprising announcement, revealing a Miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment Version console, which will be arriving this holiday season. Officially entitled the “Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System”; the console will support HDMI output and will come with 30 pre-installed NES titles, a new NES controller, a USB cable, and an HDMI cable. The full package will only run you $60, quite a good deal in my opinion. The US edition of the package will come with an AC adapter, but the UK edition will not.

 

The following titles will come pre-installed onto the system:

 

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon 2: 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 2: The Adventure of Link

 

Despite us now having Virtual Console capabilities on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo seems to believe that we need a release of an 33 year old release (33 years old today, actually!). Regardless though, for only $60, this gem will be something I see many Nintendo fans picking up. It would also be great for those older folks who grew up on the NES and more retro games, a perfect holiday gift, really.

 

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches on November 11th.