Nintendo NES Classic

For retro game lovers, the Nintendo NES Classic Edition is a plug-and-play gaming box that is a smaller version of the beloved 1985 NES gaming console. Equipped with 30 classic old-school NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) games, the system is truly a joy to behold for gamers!

The games which are much loved, have been available for a while on only devices like the Wii, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS, by downloading Virtual Console mini games. The NES Classic Edition is offering 30 classic games and the console for $60, which is approximately the price of one Wii U game. The games included are Super Mario Bros., Zelda, Kirby’s Adventure, Metroid and a whole bunch of others.

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Though the new console resembles the old NES system, features like the cartridge draw are cosmetic to give it the retro look. There are also added ports like an HDMI port on the back that allows you to connect the console to a TV screen and a Micro-USB port that connects to the power cable. The main box of the console is quite small and light and can easily be carried around in a backpack.

The NES Classic Edition has only one controller, however it does have an extra port for a second controller that can be purchased for approximately USD10. It is suggested that users buy another controller as 16 out of the 30 games offer a two-player gaming mode. The wired controllers have a short cable that can be elongated using an extension cord. However this too will have to be purchased from Nintendo additionally. The connector port of the controller also allows you to connect a Wii remote and even play Virtual Console NES games.

The console is powered on by pressing a button on the main box. This same button is used to reset the system and even switch between games. Unfortunately there are no buttons to controls these functions from the controllers.

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The games are all organised into one menu and each game has four individual slots for saving profiles. This is a great added feature as it lets users stop playing at any point and resume from the same position later. To save your game you need to press the reset button on the console. If you leave the console unattended for about an hour, the NES Classic Edition automatically saves your game and shuts down.

For just $60, the NES Classic Edition console is certainly a steal and no doubt a collector’s item.

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Picture courtesy – nintendo-europe.com, nintendolife.com


by techtalks @TechTalks January 10, 2017 6:17 AM UTC

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