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Yes, this is happening. Nintendo is making a mini version of the NES that is coming preloaded with 30 games from the NES era. It will also be bundled with a HDMI cable, and an updated variant of the NES controller that appears to have the same plug that will allow it to be used with a Wiimote as well.

It will come with the following 30 games installed:

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

I'm excited for this just for the fact of having a decent lineup, having a new NES Controller that can be used with the Wii/WiiU, and just the fact I won't have to rely on my 30+ yr old NES to survive another version of me during those fun early years of gaming and frustration. Plus HD pixels...pixels the size of CATS!!!

What do you all think of this?
Well, the Genesis collection so far is much better, but I wouldn't expect them to add Little Samson and the Power Blade games. It would have been nice to see the other Mega Man and Ninja Gaiden games offered, as the Genesis pack comes with mostly complete series. I'm still kind of shocked as to why CV3 isn't there. They do come out with different versions of these every so often, so maybe they'll add some of those roms in next time. They had an MK pack for the Genesis, they might do a Mega Man Pack for the NES with a blue colored console or something. We can only hope.
Oh yeah I saw this and I think it's awesome. I like how they use the Wii Accessory port, which probably means you can use a Classic Controller/Pro if you have one. Pretty cool. And I'm glad Mega Man is in there (sure, it's only one game but I think that's more than enough for a console designed to offer a total classic experience plus has 29 other games). I find it odd that Super C is there but Contra isn't, huh. The Canadian price of $80+tx is fucking ridiculous though. Sure the economy sucks but come on, that's hardly reasonable. But what can I do, I guess I have to buy that anyway if I have the money.
All those games are already on the Wii or Wii U Virtual Console. And there's not even any way to add more games to it. This seems pretty pointless if you have a Wii or Wii U.
(15-07-2016 02:28 AM)Wanderer Wrote: [ -> ]All those games are already on the Wii or Wii U Virtual Console. And there's not even any way to add more games to it. This seems pretty pointless if you have a Wii or Wii U.

Except each game costs $5, so 30 of them would add up to $150. It costs half the price of that plus is physical hardware so it's not tied to your Wii U in any way.
Hey seems pretty cool! I love that they put ZELDA II BABYYYYY

Mega Man 2 is the obvious choice, despite the perhaps unfair amount of attention it gets. Although it would have been neat to see MM3, ultimately MM2 is the truest "classic" representation of the whole series.
Neat. This appears to be receiving a European release too, so I'll definitely be thinking of picking up a copy when its released. Hopefully this sells well enough that it spurs Nintendo on to do something similar with the SNES too.
I don't really dig the whole idea of this since you can legally obtain your own games of your own choice on stuff like Nintendo's Virtual Console. Seems more like a cash grab than anything, to be honest.












(and of course there's the fact you can just shove a bunch of emulators on a raspberry pi like i've been doing but
we're not supposed to talk about that.)

also inb4
">MM2
Eww"
Though it does come off as a pretty stupid idea, because y'know, Virtual Console is a thing, the games on their own add up to $150 when bought individually. Not to mention the difficulty of finding the actual catridges for decent prices. Plus, the included NES controller can be attached to your Wiimote and used for other games, too? For a 60 dollar price point, this is definitely something I'll pick up. Only thing that disappoints me is MM2 being chosen over the others (although it makes sense).
Yeah, but would you really buy all those games? You have interest in ALL of them!?
And why would you want to use an NES controller when Classic Controller Pros are so much more ergonomic and comfortable?
(15-07-2016 08:32 PM)Ikkisoad Wrote: [ -> ]Yeah, but would you really buy all those games? You have interest in ALL of them!?

As impossible as it might sound, yes, I do. I haven't bought much on Virtual Console, so this is a good chance for me to save some money.

(15-07-2016 09:11 PM)Wanderer Wrote: [ -> ]And why would you want to use an NES controller when Classic Controller Pros are so much more ergonomic and comfortable?

Not because I want to use the NES controller over the other options, but because the option is there to begin with. Whether or not it's pointless depends on the person.
(15-07-2016 09:26 PM)ChargedShot Wrote: [ -> ]
(15-07-2016 08:32 PM)Ikkisoad Wrote: [ -> ]Yeah, but would you really buy all those games? You have interest in ALL of them!?

As impossible as it might sound, yes, I do. I haven't bought much on Virtual Console, so this is a good chance for me to save some money.

Have to agree with this sentiment. I would not have gone out of my way to purchase a lot of these games. But if I can reiterate my original post, this allows me to have my son play good, classic games without the reliance on severely obsolete technology, ontop of not having to dish out ~$150 if i were to get them all through the VC.
I do own a few of them already on the VC, but it just feels like a more complete package and a great snapshot of most of what made the NES so much fun.


(15-07-2016 09:26 PM)ChargedShot Wrote: [ -> ]
(15-07-2016 09:11 PM)Wanderer Wrote: [ -> ]And why would you want to use an NES controller when Classic Controller Pros are so much more ergonomic and comfortable?

Not because I want to use the NES controller over the other options, but because the option is there to begin with. Whether or not it's pointless depends on the person.

Again, harking back to my son for this one too: the Classic Controller or whatever I got with my Wii is okay, but with the extra buttons and the ergonomic shape, it's difficult for him to hold right now. In comparison, the NES controller fits perfectly.

Personal preference is a major factor in this. I've tried playing NES games with the Wiimote sideways, the Classic controller, and the WiiU Gamepad. NONE of them feel the same. I can easily plow through SMB3 with an NES controller, but how i have to hold my hand with the Classic Controller just doesn't feel the same and I'm at a disadvantage. Again, personal preference. Who knows, maybe my kid'll like the Classic Controller down the road. But for now, what works best for him, and what I've been hoping for since the Wii has come true. Hell, I even have the adapter for the Wii to plug my original NES controller into the Game Cube slot. Sooooo pissed those went away on the WiiU.
(15-07-2016 02:28 AM)Wanderer Wrote: [ -> ]All those games are already on the Wii or Wii U Virtual Console. And there's not even any way to add more games to it. This seems pretty pointless if you have a Wii or Wii U.

Not yet, hackers are waiting to rip it wide open. This thing will be dissected at launch. Over in a retro-gamer group I belong to, one of the guys with some know-how was mentioned the fact that the hardware here might be something known as an NOC. Apparently NOC's are notorious for not being able to run the MMC5 chip, which is included Castlevania 3. Hence why it wasn't included on the list, nor are any other games that used the chip.

More information about these chips here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_man...controller

It seems that there are people dreaming of turning this thing into a Raspberry Pi with a Nintendo design, with several comments in the vein of "I can't wait to see what's under the hood." So we'll see how that goes.
Looks rather good. With a good price for 30 games compared to Wii U Eshop and VERY GOOD compared to NES carts. Might get this(P.S I never played with a real NES, this will fill this).
(15-07-2016 09:26 AM)ACESpark Wrote: [ -> ]Neat. This appears to be receiving a European release too, so I'll definitely be thinking of picking up a copy when its released. Hopefully this sells well enough that it spurs Nintendo on to do something similar with the SNES too.
Let's hope they release it as-is in Europe/UK/Australia etc. instead of making a crappy 50Hz version. Hopefully they also do a better job than the AtGames Mega Drive, which possibly has the worst sound output of any console released this side of 1980.
AAAHHHHH!!! IT'S SO TINY!!!!!

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