Get ready for a heavy dose of nostalgic games from Nintendo this November. The Japanese gaming giant is set to bring back the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System, which was originally released in 1985. The hardware's 2016 version arrives with more than 30 different games. Now, here's how you can pre-order the Nintendo Classic Mini NES.
For those who want to pre-order the Classic Mini NES now, they may have to wait a little longer as Amazon, the Game Collection and Zavvi are reportedly running out of stocks. Alternatively, interested buyers can also head directly to Nintendo's official store to pre-order the console.
While the original console had more than 700 games, the new Classic Mini NES comes with only 30 built-in games. However, Nintendo says these 30 games have better quality to make it appealing for modern gamers. Buyers can also expect some of the most popular NES titles are included in the hardware, such as Super Mario Bros 1, 2 and 3, Castlevania, Final Fantasy and Zelda games. Visit this link to see the complete list of games.
Meanwhile, fan-favorite titles like Contra and Tetris are not listed on the website. Therefore, they may not be playable on the new NES system.
Nintendo Classic Mini NES arrives with an HDMI port so gamers can plug it to a modern TV. It also offers three display modes: a 4:3 mode for original NES game look, an old-school CRT effect with scan lines, and a "pixel perfect" mode which transforms each original dot into a perfect square for crisp gaming.
For those who want to have a two-player game, they can plug in a Wii Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro for player #2. However, gamers have to buy an additional controller as the system's package only comes with one console. Additional controllers cost $10 each.
Players can also save their games. They have four suspend points for each game, which they can activate by pressing the console's Reset button to head to the home menu.
Nintendo Classic Mini NES releases on November 11 for just $60. The console arrives with one NES Classic gamepad, an AC adapter and an HDMI cable. According to a report from CNET, the $60 price of the console is great given that buyers will not be able to play the built-in retro games anywhere.