Nintendo to relaunch classic NES console - with 30 iconic games

Japanese gaming giants Nintendo are once again looking to their past in the hope of exciting gamers.
Out with the old and in with the ... old - the tiny new NES Classic EditionOut with the old and in with the ... old - the tiny new NES Classic Edition
Out with the old and in with the ... old - the tiny new NES Classic Edition

Hot on the heels of the runaway success of Pokemon Go, Nintendo are keeping up the momentum by announcing the relaunch of their classic NES console.

The iconic 80s gaming machine is one of the most successful consoles of all time and propelled Nintendo from little-known Japanese toy manufacturer to one of the biggest brands in the world.

The NES classic will launch in November this year costing around £45 and will ship with 30 built-in games, a controller and an HDMI output to allow it to be used with modern TVs.

Nintendo have advised that the new, miniaturised, version of the NES won’t connect to the internet and will be unable to run cartridges from the original console.

This means that additional games beyond the launch titles are unlikely.

A Nintendo spokesperson told gaming bloggers Kotaku: “The console is a standalone device, so it cannot connect to the internet or any external storage devices. The 30 games included with the system were chosen to provide a wide variety of top-quality, long-lasting game-play experiences.”

The 30 launch titles include classics such as Mario, Ninja Gaiden, Zelda II and Metroid.

Full list of games below:

Balloon Fight

Bubble Bobble


Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Jr.

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Dr. Mario


Final Fantasy


Ghosts ‘n Goblins


Ice Climber

Kid Icarus

Kirby’s Adventure

Mario Bros.

Mega Man 2




Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream



Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros 2

Super Mario Bros 3

Tecmo Bowl

The Legend of Zelda

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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