The NES (or Famicom in Japan) has been one of the best videogame consoles from the history and it could be said that the best from its generation too, because it was the bestselling product from its time and it is still venerated. It was also the console that was able to revitalize the videogame market in North America, especially after the videogame crush of 1983.
Now we can come back to that period thanks to the Ness Classic Edition, Nintendo’s bet that will bring us back to the ’80s and allow us to relive (or enjoy for the first time) those classics that marked the videogames world. It consists on a little console with the same shape as the original but with a reduced size, it could even be considered portable.
The console will be plugged onto our televisions with an HDMI cable and it will be plugged to the power supply through an USB cable, something that will allow us to connect it anywhere. In the frontal side of the console, we will find two connectors for the new controllers, which we can also connect into the WiiMote in order to use them with the NES Virtual Console games from Wii and Wii U.
Despite it is connected to the television through HDMI, we also have several options in the console that will allow us to see the screen in a retro format as if it was an old CRT monitor, in a “perfect pixel” mode that will show each pixel as a square and, finally, an adaptation of the 4:3 screen format.
The Mini NES will include 30 confirmed games, including popular series such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Metroid, Kirby, The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, etc. We will have permanent checkpoints, and we will also count with instant and temporal file savings, with which we will be able to resume the game in the exact point where we left it, with no need to use the permanent checkpoints.
The console will launch on the 11th of November from 2016 with a cost of $59.99. We have already booked it and we are eager to try it!