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While many players are eagerly awaiting the upcoming release of all the big 2017 games, we are so nostalgic that we cannot resist sharing some more oldies with you guys. After the Mega Drive Mini, it's time to focus on the Nintendo Classic Mini.

Games included


• 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 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
INDIGO
INDIGO
Commented on 2017-01-04 21:36:28
I look forward to buying one of these for my kids, when they are back in stock for $60.

That's a damn good list of games that it comes with.
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2017-01-04 22:07:38
I have on of these. it's still in the box.
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INDIGO
INDIGO
Commented on 2017-01-05 04:03:48 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
I have on of these. it's still in the box.
Why is it still in the box?
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2017-01-05 04:10:14 In reply to INDIGO
Posted by INDIGO
Why is it still in the box?
He probably thought he was going to make a million dollars scalping it.
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Rooster
Rooster
Commented on 2017-01-05 10:38:40
Really don't understand the appeal of these, after 5mins of playing, it just brings home to you how simplistic & crap 8bit games really are to anyone over the age of 10.

Rose tinted nostalgia only goes so far.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2017-01-05 12:42:02 In reply to Rooster
Posted by Rooster
Really don't understand the appeal of these, after 5mins of playing, it just brings home to you how simplistic & crap 8bit games really are to anyone over the age of 10.

Rose tinted nostalgia only goes so far.
i can't imagine it's anyone but adults who want a nostalgia fix causing the demand for this thing. no kid in 2016/17 is going to play this for more than 5 minutes when they have a modern gaming device sat next to them. as good as these games WERE back then, and as well as some of them have aged, they're all bettered by more modern takes on their old formulas.

the only reason i'd buy one was to gut it for it's shell to stick in more robust retro hardware.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2017-01-05 12:55:29
A lot of NES games have way more depth than the Hollywood wannabe garbage they put out today.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2017-01-05 13:11:40 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
A lot of NES games have way more depth than the Hollywood wannabe garbage they put out today.
i was actually talking more about the indie scene, which has improved upon everything that ever existed back then in a way more polished, refined and complex way.
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MrWhite
MrWhite
Commented on 2017-01-05 19:07:26 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
A lot of NES games have way more depth than the Hollywood wannabe garbage they put out today.
Oof!

That's a statement.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2017-01-05 19:12:45 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i was actually talking more about the indie scene, which has improved upon everything that ever existed back then in a way more polished, refined and complex way.
In a lot of cases, sure. I think the real failing of the NES Mini may be the small library.

Still.. a few of those games hold up pretty well. Super Mario Bros. 3 is still a great platformer for example.
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Melmoth
Melmoth
Commented on 2017-01-05 20:21:39 In reply to KORNdog
There are a few games in there that are still excellent, like Mega Man 2. I still play through it once every few years.

The NES had limited graphical capabilities to express visual styles and techniques, so in many cases new indie games are superior in that respect, but compared to the 16bit machines i'd argue that no recent game champions the 2d graphics from the best of the mid 90's. The AAA games at that time had a large team of seasoned graphic artists working on a relatively high budget on hardware that didn't limit their possibilities that much.
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Megido
Megido
Commented on 2017-01-05 23:39:29
Gotta love the Nintendo sales strat.

"This shit will print money. Let's make 5!"

Why did they make so few? Assholes :P
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2017-01-05 23:44:28 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Why did they make so few? Assholes :P
Everyone wanted 3DS's this season too and they were all sold out weeks before Christmas. Good stuff.
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Megido
Megido
Commented on 2017-01-05 23:54:44
Meanwhile Wii U's are collecting dust on the shelves. Good jorb ninty. It's like they are opposed to making customers happy.

Edit* Then again, i suppose all these games are also available for like 10 bucks a pop on the shitty Wii online store, with no crossplatform purchases. Why can't i play my goddamn copy of punchout on my wii u!?
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JiSiN
JiSiN
Commented on 2017-01-06 00:34:05
Thx but i'm ok with my RPi 3 (RetroPie) includes NES, SNES, Megadrive and more :)
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Megido
Megido
Commented on 2017-01-06 00:38:37
We all have access to emulators, this would be a nice chance to actually own the games for a reasonable price and play with a decent replica of a NES controller (retrolink can suck it, shitty ass controllers).
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MrWhite
MrWhite
Commented on 2017-01-06 13:03:16 In reply to JiSiN
Posted by JiSiN
Thx but i'm ok with my RPi 3 (RetroPie) includes NES, SNES, Megadrive and more :)
But does it look like a cute little NES in the palm of your hand with the original controller?

Nope.

That's the hook.

It would have been nice if you could pop in a SD card into the cart bay (inside some kind of mock mini NES cart) and you had to push it in and down like the original system. Added design and manufacturing of course, but it would have been a nice little feature for what you're buying.
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Melmoth
Melmoth
Commented on 2017-01-06 13:14:06 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
It would have been nice if you could pop in a SD card into the cart bay (inside some kind of mock mini NES cart) and you had to push it in and down like the original system.
This project has something similar using NFC tags the same way it's used in the Amiibo's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dgnD93pwX0

Those micro carts are just so cute!
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2017-01-06 13:28:24 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
But does it look like a cute little NES in the palm of your hand with the original controller?

Nope.

That's the hook.

It would have been nice if you could pop in a SD card into the cart bay (inside some kind of mock mini NES cart) and you had to push it in and down like the original system. Added design and manufacturing of course, but it would have been a nice little feature for what you're buying.
you can actually buy RPi cases that look like the old systems...miniaturized...hell, they're even smaller and cuter then this (still kinda big given what's inside it) mini console.

there really is no reason to buy this if you genuinely have an interest in playing retro games.
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MrWhite
MrWhite
Commented on 2017-01-06 15:49:26 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
you can actually buy RPi cases that look like the old systems...miniaturized...hell, they're even smaller and cuter then this (still kinda big given what's inside it) mini console.

there really is no reason to buy this if you genuinely have an interest in playing retro games.
Aye, just seen the video Melmoth posted. That's the sort of thing Nintendo should have done. I never knew those existed, although maybe that's part of the problem Nintendo are addressing, plus it's their console. I dare say those RPi's aren't very legal. Downloading a ROM and wirelessly porting it onto a cart is amazing, though. That's some Star Trek shit if you were to be told that were possible back in the NES days.
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Melmoth
Melmoth
Commented on 2017-01-06 16:19:54
I still think this one looks better than any retro-ish casing you can buy for a Pie.

I haven't seen any proper lag tests done on the NES Classic, but i would guess it's in the same ballpark as a Pie running a Libretro core (retropie), which has something like 16-20ms more latency than a proper setup emulator in win10. A video-output modded (real) NES can shave a few more ms of that. The problem is when you have a screen/TV that adds a couple of frames on top of this, and it will start feeling sluggish.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2017-01-09 13:39:30
apparently people have soft modded this to add more games via usb.
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