Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
StormSurge

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

Recommended Posts

I'm actually interested in this.  I am not interested in what it does but what it has.  For $60 you are getting 30 games, most of which are hard to come by these days without having to take out a bank loan.  For the Castlevania titles and Mega Man 2 games alone the $60 pays for itself.  Connect this to your Wii Remote and you can play these games on your Wii or Wii U through the virtual console.  Even if it is non-functioning the NES shape would not be the same if the cart door outlines were missing.  My only question is how did they get the licensing from all those companies and still manage to keep the price low?

 

Another thing I can also understand is the missing ports to use original NES accessories.  Think about it.  HDMI for modern TVs.  That alone tells you that you will need a HDTV to play this thing.  HDTVs can't use the light gun (I know the name of the gun but that key on my computer keyboard don't work for some reason) so there was no point in attempting that route.  Likewise R.O.B. uses the same setup so it wouldn't be of any use either.  

 

I think most would agree that if you look at the games included alone, tried to find those loose for the original NES, and you will see just how much you will be saving.  Would you rather spend $60 for 30 games or $60 for two games, maybe three if you're lucky?  I'm going to give it a shot.  I've already got money set back for one and I am planning on picking up two of them...one to play and one to remain unopened.  It's about time Nintendo did this and I hope they will do the same with the Super NES sometime. 

Edited by kamakazi20012

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was actually excited for this, but now that I know it's only HD, I'm out unfortunately. I think I have an HD in on my DVD player, but I don't know if that will work. Anyone?

I agree with you, but I'm glad there's an HD option. Suddenly 30 classic NES games have been "remastered" and are available at a far more reasonable price than some of the cartridges are going for right now. I'll always have my NES hooked up to my regular tv, but the NES Classic will be a nice addition to any room with an HDTV and make these games accessible to more people.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Naw man this is not new, just articles clickbaiting  ;)

 

It was STARTED by this article http://www.usgamer.net/articles/begun-the-clone-wars-have-sega-fires-back-at-classic-mini-nes-with-a-mini-genesis

 

Which was surprising coming from Jeremy Perish but I think he knew full well the title was misleading clickbait because IN the article he mention "Based on the descriptive text at U.K. retailer Smyths Toys' website, this "new" device is little more than the latest iteration of the Genesis clone consoles a Chinese manufacturer called At Games has been issuing in different formats for the past few years. Unfortunately, they're anything but a nostalgic home run. 

 

Just the latest "revision" of product that has been around for years but with the appearance on the Nes Mini everyone is acting like this is some new offering to challenge / compete with Nintendo. The emulation is OK but the sound reproduction leaves something to be desired :P 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think a "wait and see" approach is probably a good idea here...but I get the feeling that with Nintendo actually producing this (and not ATGames or another third party), this is going to be of very high quality.  At least I hope so.

 

I think it's fair to say that only the Atari Flasback 2 and 2+ have been really good quality -- since they attempted to recreate the original hardware.  Don't get me wrong -- the other flashbacks have been really good and a lot of fun, but always with a quality caveat -- such as the wonky sound for the Genesis flashbacks, or not being able to save games, or (again) bad sounds on the CV flashback, or that one buggy game on the INTV fb, etc.  And let's not forget the original Atari Flashback 1 -- the one that was so bad it actually made me feel angry. 

 

Like I said, I really hope they make this a nice, authentic unit.  No nickel and diming please -- if it is only HDMI, then include a cable....that kind of omission is just terrible. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is the actual article that links to, from WGN TV. It discusses the same Mini-NES with 30 games built in. The complete first sentence reads "Fresh off the success of Pokemon GO, Nintendo is launching another retro gaming product for the holiday shopping season - a mini Nintendo Entertainment System with 30 classic games built in!" Why "OMG Facts" used a different picture I don't know.

 

 

http://wgntv.com/2016/07/14/nintendo-introduces-tiny-console-with-30-classic-games-built-in/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because real journalism is now a rare thing.  Doing a little research, spending the proper time to give accurate facts....all no longer done very much. 

 

Exactly Rick. It's a huge problem. Or groups like "OMG Facts" exploit those discrepancies for clickbait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's exactly right.  There was one recently that really made my blood boil.  "Everything you learned in school was wrong!  Jupiter does NOT orbit the Sun."  All this sensationalism because the gravitational midpoint of Jupiter and the Sun falls outside of the Sun.  An insult to everyone's intelligence.  And there is nothing we can do to stop the dumbing down of the country.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm wondering the same thing - and where did that NES slim pic come from??????

 

Not your fault Arenafoot! That picture has been around for a while. Just like Dreamcast 2 and PlayStation 5 mockups. Probably someone who loves NES and was being imaginative on DeviantArt. No harm no fowl until others exploit it as clickbait. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×