Nostalgia mongers Nintendo release adorable tiny NES

Nintendo continue their aggressive expansion into the ‘stuff we used to play’ market, announcing a tiny version of the iconic NES.

Nintendo, not satisfied with taking over the world via their insanely popular Poke-app, have seen fit to release the ultimate piece of plastic nostalgia. The Nintendo Classic Mini: NES will be a replica of the vintage console, but in adorable tiny form.


Once you’ve spent enough time holding it in the palm of your hand like a little game-baby, you’ll be able to plug it into your tv via an HDMI cable. It’s powered via a usb cable and comes with a beautiful, rectangular controller, which you can use on Wii/WiiU Virtual Console games.  All in all great news for throwback thursday types and fans of the film PIXELS. Finally you’ll be able to pay Nintendo back for the years you spent stealing the classics from coolroms dot com.

It comes preloaded with the following 30 games:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Castlevania™
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Galaga™
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • MEGA MAN™ 2
  • Metroid
  • 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

I for one am going to play Ice Climber.

They’re releasing it on November 10th and it’ll set you back just under $110 New Zealand bucks. It’s almost guaranteed to blow the budget I set aside for my cat’s x-mas presents.

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