NES Classic Edition

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NES Classic Edition
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"Now you're playing with power, Again!"
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: First Run:
JP/AU: November 10, 2016
NA/EU: November 11, 2016
Second Run:
WW: June 29, 2018
Successor: Super NES Classic Edition
Generation: Third generation


NES Classic Edition is an official dedicated system based on the Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Nintendo. It includes 30 games from the original NES console.

List of Games Included

English Version exclusives

Japanese Version exclusives

  • Atlantis no Nazo
  • Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai
  • Final Fantasy III
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari
  • Solomon's Key
  • Tsuppari Ōzumō
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu

Why It Rocks

  1. It is designed just like the original NES, only at a much smaller scale.
  2. Even though there are countless emulators for the games included, this makes it easy to play them with a proper controller and on the TV.
  3. It's a great option for people who don't have an actual NES and can't afford one plus the same 30 games.
  4. Includes some of the most iconic games on the NES library.
  5. The emulation is near perfect.
  6. The controllers are identical to the originals.
  7. Different filters to more closely simulate playing the games in an old TV.
  8. HDMI support for NES games.
  9. Saves states which is great for some of the more difficult games.
  10. Thanks to the standard Micro-USB power cable, you can also plug-in the system to a computer and from there can add more games to the system!

Bad Qualities

  1. The controller's cable is painfully short, and the issue was still present in the 2018 re-release. You can, however, get an extension cable, or even a 3rd party controller with a long cable.
  2. The console uses the Wii Remote's accessory connector rather than USB Type A for the controllers, locking out the ability to use the classic controller on PC without adapters.
  3. The console only comes with one controller; however, a Wii Classic Controller or a SNES Classic controller will work.
  4. According to Nintendo, they expected the system to be a short demand niche product so they produced a very small amount of units. As a result it ran out of stock almost immediately and became a massive console scalping target. However, due to demand and the success of the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo reintroduced the NES Classic to market on June 29, 2018, promising to have more stock available than the console's initial release.

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