Nintendo Announces New Mini NES

Nintendo Announces New Mini NES

Nintendo surprised everyone this morning with the announcement that they're releasing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, with a release date of November 10, 2016, and will be priced at $99.95 AUD, according to the Nintendo AU/NZ twitter feed - no official New Zealand price has been given at this time. On top of that, Nintendo also promised that the new miniature system will come bundled with thirty classic titles to fulfill many gamer's retro gaming desires.

The "familiar-yet-new form" of the NES mini replica will plug directly into high-definition TVs using an included HDMI cable, and comes with a a single Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller. The system also comes with a USB cable for powering the system, but does not include an AC adapter for the USB cable in the packaging.

Two-player support has also been confirmed, and while it only comes with one controller, additional controllers will be purchasable for $9.99 USD (no NZD price at this time). Players with a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro will be able to use those as well.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii U or Wii console. Simply connect it to a Wii Remote controller to make the experience that much more authentic. Players needn’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress either as each game has multiple suspend points, allowing them to start where they left off at a later time, no passwords needed.

In talking with Polygon about the new device, Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, made mention that there will be some limitations. According to him it doesn't appear as though players will be able to connect the 30 included games to their Nintendo accounts, and there won't be any online connectivity.

The full list of bundled titles include:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II
  • 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
  • StarTropics
  • 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

Due to the size of the device it appears as though original cartridges will not be compatible, and it is unknown at this stage as to whether Nintendo intends to release additional titles beyond the 30 pre-loaded games.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System releases on November 10, 2016 in New Zealand. No official NZ price has been given at this time - it will be priced at $99.95 AUD in Australia.



 

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Comments Comments (21)

 
Posted by toner
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 9:12 AM
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I WANT THIS... in Famicom form
 
 
 
stutank
Posted by stutank
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 9:57 AM
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Just buy a 2ds/3ds. A lot of the old Nintendo games are available on the Nintendo store.
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 10:06 AM
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OMG, this is amazing. Now time to subliminally suggest m wife gets this for me for xmas.
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 11:29 AM
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These things are usually pretty shoddy in their emulation, don't exactly have high hopes for this, might grab the controllers for my PC if they're good quality though.
 
 
 
Posted by piratemonkey
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 11:49 AM
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These might look quite blocky on modern large televisions
Cant see many of the kids being super keen
more for the older kids :)
 
 
 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 12:38 PM
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Im so surprised this was even greenlit and gotta say seeing the packaging is giving me a nostalgia trip to christmas as a kid
 
 
 
Posted by predatorhunter
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 12:53 PM
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Well this is awesome.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 1:16 PM
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Man Nintendo stock goes up a tonne with Pokemon GO, now this announcement will have it going up more.
Was never a Nintendo guy, but even I'll be tempted in getting one and playing some of the stuff I missed (Was a Sega/PC guy back then).
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 1:29 PM
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15 July 2016, 01:16 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
Man Nintendo stock goes up a tonne with Pokemon GO, now this announcement will have it going up more.
Was never a Nintendo guy, but even I'll be tempted in getting one and playing some of the stuff I missed (Was a Sega/PC guy back then).
company value doesn't mean anything if they can't use it. wait till pokemon go dies.
 
 
 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 2:08 PM
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15 July 2016, 01:29 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
company value doesn't mean anything if they can't use it. wait till pokemon go dies.
If they were a smart company they'd start releasing NX details now slowly to keep the media presence and further enhance company stocks
 
 
 
Posted by atipuss
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 4:04 PM
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Omg so cute!!! :D
 
 
 
Posted by Antmannz
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 4:25 PM
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This is pretty cool, but it's a pity the controller connector isn't a standard USB port.

Also I bet it's Raspberry Pi based.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 4:41 PM
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15 July 2016, 01:29 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
company value doesn't mean anything if they can't use it. wait till pokemon go dies.
If you know when to buy and sell it means everything..
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 5:05 PM
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15 July 2016, 04:25 PM Reply to Antmannz
This is pretty cool, but it's a pity the controller connector isn't a standard USB port.

Also I bet it's Raspberry Pi based.
Mayflash do adapters, might consider one if the controllers end up cheap, hopefully they put out some more SNES pads down the line too.
 
 
 
Posted by Seance
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 6:56 PM
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Take my money now.
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 8:00 PM
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Anyone who knows me will already know my reply: COUNT ME IN! :D I don't need it...... but I WANT it. :P
 
 
 
Posted by FreddlePopGameS
On Friday 15 Jul 2016 9:16 PM
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I preordered one from MightyApe today. Keen on this and think it's a pretty decent price considering it costs about $8-$9 for each game on the virtual console.

I really hope this does well and then we'll pretty much be guaranteed a SNES version and hopefully an N64 version too.

Surely no one could turn down an SNES or N64 model with 20-30 of their best games on a similar device.
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Saturday 16 Jul 2016 10:55 AM
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15 July 2016, 09:16 PM Reply to FreddlePopGameS
I preordered one from MightyApe today. Keen on this and think it's a pretty decent price considering it costs about $8-$9 for each game on the virtual console.

I really hope this does well and then we'll pretty much be guaranteed a SNES version and hopefully an N64 version too.

Surely no one could turn down an SNES or N64 model with 20-30 of their best games on a similar device.
I'd be keen as for a N64 version Duke Nukem, Goldeneye, Mario Karts, Mario Party would be first to add on my list.

I do think the games they've included in this is pretty spot on for getting that nostalgic hit though. Sounds like it could be great and is pretty good value too but I won't be getting one.
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Sunday 17 Jul 2016 2:31 PM
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15 July 2016, 01:29 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
company value doesn't mean anything if they can't use it. wait till pokemon go dies.
You're a negative person aren't you, has anyone actually liked one of your comments?
 
 
 
SolomonLaw
Posted by SolomonLaw
On Monday 18 Jul 2016 5:12 PM
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My biggest regret is giving away my old NES
 
 
 
Posted by ericaf95
On Thursday 21 Jul 2016 8:11 AM
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I'm really excited for this simply because I missed this generation due to my age.