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- The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition has the original look and feel, only smaller, sleeker, and pre-loaded with 30 games
- The pre-installed games include: Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, PAC-MAN, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, and dozens more
- Includes a standard HDMI cable
- Comes with one old-school, grey-colored NES Classic Controller and an AC adapter
- Also compatible with Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. Additional NES Classic Controllers will be sold separately
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Gaming Console by Nintendo
NES Classic Edition Gaming Console by Nintendo
There is nothing like a gaming console that ensures uninterrupted action for every gaming enthusiast. Keeping this in mind, Nintendo brings to you a gaming console that has been designed on the line of the path breaking NES, which was originally released in 1985.
- Redesigned miniature version of the NES
- Easy to use
- Different display modes to choose from
- Four Suspend Point slots
As each pixel is a perfect square, you will be able to view the game exactly as it is.
Original NES game look with a slight horizontal stretch.
NES Classic Controller ensures ease of use.
Classic Pre-Installed Games that will Add to your Entertainment Quotient
The NES Classic Edition comes with multiple pre-uploaded games such as Metroid, Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, Balloon Fight and The Legend of Zelda. These retro games are an all-time favorite of every gaming enthusiast.
Easy and Smart Connectivity Options
Nintendo understands the need to simplify things, which is why the NES Classic Edition has been designed in such a way that it can be simply plugged in to a TV and enjoyed. All you have to do is pick up the controller and enjoy an interrupted gaming action. It can also be used on NES Virtual Console games on Wii or Wii U console by connecting it with a Wii remote control.
From your first Goomba stomp to your thousandth victory in Final Fantasy, the Nintendo Entertainment System may just be the most nostalgic gaming console ever. And now, a new, miniaturized version is here, pre-loaded with 30 of the all-time greatest games, including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Mega Man 2. Just plug it in…and play.
Ideal for collectors or anyone who enjoys video games, the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition lets you live out the good old days of gaming like never before. The system comes bundled with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter, one NES Classic Controller, and all 30 games, installed and ready-to-play. The system is also compatible with the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro, but additional NES Classic Controllers will be sold separately. Each NES Classic Controller can be plugged into a Wii Remote controller for use with NES Virtual Console games on the Wii U system! Return to your roots…or discover them for the first time. The wonderful world of 8-bit awaits.
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Update: so I found out that no more classic nes....heard rumors they will come out with snes for this holiday season so wait til then
Summary – Sad story of a sixty dollar console costing an arm and a leg. Why? Nostalgia and good old memories for me as I was born in the 80’s. I truly missed the old school Nintendo and controller feel. This is exactly what I needed but not at the price point it should have been. Since this is a discontinued item now, I am beyond thrilled I could get my hands on one last minute before the price doubled. The graphics as exactly as I recall and gameplay was the same. If you can get one yet for a good price, I would certainly recommend. Best of all, no more removing cartridges to blow them out to get them to work and unlike most new consoles, no internet or fancy setup needed.
The box contained the NES console, a controller with an approx. 30” cord, an HDMI cable, manual as well USB power adapter and cable to power the unit. USB power adapter included provides 5.2V at 1amp. So even if you lose the OEM adapter, you can use aftermarket very easily.
As just about everyone has noted, the included controller- cable is going to be short for just about every setup. Recommend getting the wireless controllers or the 10-foot controller extensions which are both very cheap thankfully.
The unit looks just as the initial Nintendo did, however, mini of course. Connections are secure on my unit and it works exactly as it was supposed to.
The display can be set for three different types. Pixel Perfect which makes the view a square, 4:3 which is like a widescreen effect and CRT which makes it less clear to simulate playing on an old tv.
The unit has 30 pre-loaded games which are in fact a wonderful combo of the major hits I played and back in the day and wanted to play again.
Included pre-loaded games in alphabetical order include 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 Garden, Pac-Man, Punch Out, Star Tropics, Super C, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario 2, Super Mario 3, Tecmo Bowl, The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II The Adventure of Link.
For those who are tech savvy, there has been excellent documentation found online to modify the console to add hundreds of titles. Articles indicate the ability to load up to 800 games.
In terms of durability, the console is extremely light and contains a simple board for emulation of the old games.
-Ability to change games using the controller vs. needing to use the reset button.
-Longer controller cord.
-Ability to easily update the ROM list without in-depth system mods.
So just taking it out of the box it looked a little funny, said what the hell and kept going. Went to go plug it in, and its some horrible quality knock off NES Classic. First red flag was when I turned it on and a white light came on instead of a red.
I compared this to the real one I actually owned when I was able to get this device from the store 2 years ago.
Sure, the controller cable is short, but Nintendo provides a long enough USB and HDMI cable, and it's easy enough to get longer cables, should you need them. Plus, the short controller cable keeps you close to the Reset button to summon the Home menu.
Where I am knocking off a star is for the emulation; While it's far better than any commercially-available emulator (Retro-bit Generations, Virtual Console), it's far from perfect, especially in the audio department. Kid Icarus is the most obviously flawed, with the music completely missing notes and the sound effects so far off, it's unplayable. Other games only suffer a few anomalies that they can be dismissed. The visuals are beautiful and bright, and I'd hope these palettes become the standard for emulators going forward. I will note that the CRT filter is exaggerated and seems to be provided only as a novelty.
Given the perceived rarity of the NES Classic, it's easy to give in to temptation and buy from a scalper for more than MSRP, but don't do it. This is a mass-produced item that will be made available...Hold on to your money, your time will come!