Nintendo’s Throwback Classic Console Guide [NES, SNES, N64]


Nintendo NES Classic Editionnintendo_nes_classic

The NES Classic Edition is a mini version of that 8-bit video game system that every kid or adult wanted in the 1980’s. With a limited supply, it was an instant sell-out!

It comes preloaded with 30 NES classic games and it will feature an HDMI Output with various display modes. A Classic Controller NES PAD is also included. You will not be able to load NES game cartridges in it or download any updates or new games for this system. Boo!

Here are the 30 Games that are included in the U.S. version

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 Climbers
Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure, Mega Man 2, Metroid, Mario Bros., Ninja Gaiden, Pac-Man, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, Star Tropics
Super Contra, Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 3
Tecmo Bowl, The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

The biggest complaint about this system was the control pad cord length; it comes at a whopping 3 feet long! Woo Hoo, that means you’ll have to run an extra-long HDMI cable if you actually want to sit on the couch and play with the console on your lap.

Here’s a Nintendo NES Classic Edition commercial posted on YouTube.

Super Nintendo Classic Editionnintendo_snes_classic

Nintendo released the Super NES Classic Edition at the end of September 2017 worldwide. There will be three regions for it, and it will have a slightly different selection of games depending on the region.

There’s already backlash about scalpers and a possible shortage. But the good news is that Nintendo is being up front this time about it being a limited run that will discontinue at the end of the year 2017. I hope they pump out at least 10 million units!

Here’s a quick overview of the games that are included. And NO just like the NES Classic you won’t be able to download updates, games or play cartridges on it.

Here are the 30 Games that are included in the U.S. version

Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy III, F-Zero, Kirby, Super Star, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X
Secret of Mana, Star Fox, Star Fox 2 Previously unreleased, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars,
Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Super Metroid, EarthBound, Kirby’s Dream Course, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Castlevania IV, Super Punch-Out!

It’s going to come with two control pads instead of just one. And the cords will have a length of 5 feet instead of 3 feet. So far this is looking really good, and the two-player action games like Street Fighter II will play like a dream with an original SNES Control Pad.

Here’s a Nintendo SNES Classic Edition commercial posted on YouTube.

Nintendo 64 Classic Edition [maybe coming in 2019!]nintendo_n64_classic

Let’s hope that Nintendo releases a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition, I’ll update this guide as soon as I hear something about it! Cheers!

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