Nintendo to release mini version of classic gaming system

Thursday, July 14, 2016
(via @NintendoAmerica)
via @NintendoAmerica

Nintendo has a blast from the past in the works.

Remember playing Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda as a kid on that big gray console?

The company said its original gaming system is making a big comeback - in a much smaller package.

Nintendo said the new NES Classic Edition is just like the NES, except it doesn't take cartridges. It includes 30 video games and can connect to a TV with an HDMI cable.

The system will go on sale Nov. 11 for the retail price of $59.99.

The console will come with an HDMI cable, USB cable and AC adapter. It features two ports for controllers that are replicas of the classic console controllers, and an extra one can be purchased for $9.99.

Here is a full list of the games that come pre-loaded in the system:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts'n Gobline
  • 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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.