If you haven’t heard about the original Nintendo Entertainment System aka the NES console, then I hate to break it to you, but you might be too young to be on the internet.
Just kidding!! Seriously though if you haven’t had the pleasure of playing on the NES, do not fret, for the new miniature NES is here to fulfill your gaming needs.
The original Nintendo Entertainment System was an 8-bit video game console which is obviously owned by the Nintendo franchise. This bulky home video game system was originally released on July 15th, 1983 in Japan as the “Family Computer,” but that name did not stick well with the 1985 American version of the product.
For an 8-bit console, it skyrocketed to new heights, and was labeled as “the best selling console” of its time. The Family Computer, aka the Famicom, came along with the arcade games Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Popeye. The Famicom had a good run, but it’s slow performance and the gaming crashes that came along with it caused the updated version of the console to be released under the name “Nintendo Entertainment System.”
Now an even more updated version of the NES is going to be released on November 11th of this year, but a smaller version of it. The new system will look just like the original, the gray box with the rectangular controller, but it will be able to connect with the Wii and Wii U remotes. Oh also, another cool thing about the new console is that it will have 30 games installed into the system. The games included are:
- 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
You know what’s awesome? You can relive these classic video games at the cost of $59.99! Like how even. Everyone should just be grateful that Nintendo didn’t jack up the cost of the system to match the original price of the Wii U.