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Nintendo Announces the Mini-NES, w/ 30 Classic Games


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#1 StormSurge

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:46 AM

Oh my...

 

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http://www.nintendol...s_with_30_games


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#2 atarilbc

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:51 AM

This is interesting. On the positive side, the game selection is pretty fantastic, the styling is great - arguably better than the ATGames flashbacks, I also love the HDMI out. I wonder how they are handling the emulation of the software?

On the negative, I think that not having the ability to use real software and accessories is a huge misstep when considering most of the clones allow you to do so. Why have a stylized door if you can't put a cart in there? For me, this is a deal breaker. I'm planning to get an AVS at a much higher price but would have jumped on this had it included those features. That said, they'll sell a million of these to casual fans.
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#3 Clint Thompson

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:32 AM

I saw this posted elsewhere and didn't think it was real at first. Did some research and surprised that it is and kind of surprised it took Nintendo this long to do it. So much for the Analogue Nt now eh? I'm guessing this is the size of an actual NES cart so, I could see it being problematic trying to make that work ;-)


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:59 AM

It has a decent game selection, wonder why its only 30?

If they had an SD card on it, it would be pretty remarkable!  

There's LOTS of cheap NES clones out there, but they aren't marketed well.  If they market these like the Flashbacks (in Dollar Store, Sam's Club, etc) they'll do really well I think.


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#5 Clint Thompson

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:14 AM

Yeah, I can't imagine these not flying off the shelves with ease.


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#6 RickR

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:23 AM

I like it, but I'm a little turned off by all the hype. My Facebook feed is just covered with this thing.
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#7 StormSurge

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:25 AM

I'm definitely intrigued but I'm going to wait to see how it plays & looks on an HDTV. 


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:34 AM

Those were the 2 Hmmnnn...aspects about it i had.

 

 

1)Why only 30 games? are they planning future models, each offering another 30 games, so you either end up buying the version which has the majority of games you want on it?

 

and 2)what on earth the images look like upscaled to 720P and above.....



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:03 PM

Only 30 games and no SD slot definitely means they are gonna keep making more of these every year like the atari FB.

But the games on there are pretty good

I think it should play and lokk nice given that it uses an hdmi cable to hook up
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Posted 14 July 2016 - 12:28 PM

Honestly? Coming straight from Nintendo I had to do some checking and make sure it was valid lol. I could not believe it was official. I am not surprised it will not play ROMS being from Nintendo themselves as they have always been against ROMS and emulation (outside of their own VC offerings) but to have an officially licensed plug n play with Wii / WiiU compatible classic controllers ? I admit I am surprised and impressed. Definitely a step in the right direction and good to see the big N finally embracing a concept like this. WHO KNOWS? We will see what modders / hackers do with this little baby but having that official seal, I think that is just cool. YEAH if it were any other company you know I would be all "WHERE IS THE SD SLOT? WHY CAN'T I PLAY ROMS AND ORIGINAL CARTS!!!" but honestly I was not even expecting what we are getting officially from Nintendo so I think it is a step in the right direction that will sell like mad.  


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:49 PM

It has a decent game selection, wonder why its only 30?

Hey its 10 more games than the Atari Flashback (1)! Maybe in 5-7 years we'll have 100+ on it. (baby steps.....baby steps.....) B)


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:30 PM

I like how they got PacMan on there but even Atari didn't mange that with the Flashback. Unless they've included it in a more recent iteration?

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:46 PM

Here is the list of games that the NES Classic Edition is reported to 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 Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • Star Tropics
  • 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

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#14 LeeJ07

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 04:19 PM

This is not a late April fools joke?

 

I MUST HAVE IT. TAKE ALL MY MONEY, NINTENDO.


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#15 StormSurge

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 05:33 PM

A little more info here:

http://www.polygon.c...on-faq-nintendo

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 05:52 PM

So, the controller ports are the same as the Wii remote/nunchuck/classic controller ports...I wonder.....


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:10 PM

What no Mike Tyson Punch Out?!

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:25 PM

So, the controller ports are the same as the Wii remote/nunchuck/classic controller ports...I wonder.....

Yes they are compatible! Classic controllers for $10!


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#19 LeeJ07

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:29 PM

It's coming out in November.

My birthday is in November.

Nintendo loves me.
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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:57 PM

What no Mike Tyson Punch Out?!

 

They have Punch Out, but without Tyson, the way it's been ever since Iron Mike got in trouble with the law. Even if he didn't, the most likely wouldn't pay him to license his name again.

 

Also, don't expect real players or teams in Tecmo Bowl.


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