Nintendo Classic Mini: NES launches in November, loaded with 30 classic games

Nintendo seem to be developing a taste for the theatrical. After quietly beginning Pokémon Go‘s global roll out last week, Nintendo have sprung another surprise on fans overnight — a miniaturised Nintendo Entertainment System pre-loaded with 30 of the developer’s most beloved retro titles.

Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System is set to launch November 10 and will retail for AU$99.99.  Look at it. Look at it.

Nintendo Classic Mini Nintendo Entertainment System  (2)

Here’s what you get in the box: The console itself, a Nintendo Classic Mini: NES controller, an HDMI cable so you can hook it into a TV the size of a movie screen just like you always dreamed about when you were eight and a USB cable for powering the device (though, Nintendo says, you will need an AC adapter to plug the USB into and that isn’t included in the box).

“But what about the games?” we hear your cry, “What are the gaaaaames?” Here’s the list, straight from the press release:

· 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

So many good games. So little time. This is clearly going to be a must-have Christmas item for fans of retro gaming, proving once again that no-one’s better at the nostalgia game than Nintendo.