Nintendo Made A Mini Version Of The Classic NES Console!

Submitted by: lalapancakes 2 months ago Games

As always with video games, I’m late to the party. Over the summer, last year, Nintendo released a mini classic NES console for the nostalgic millennial to immerse themselves in childhood warm fuzzies. The console serves more are an emulator and instead of taking tiny game cartridges, comes with 30 games already preloaded. Everything from Zelda and Mega Man to every Mario Bros. your heart could desire are ready to play, complete with an ability to save where you want to leave off instead of doing what we all used to do, which was leaving the game paused and the console on.

There are a few caveats about the system in that I am horrendously late to write about it. It was originally being sold for $60 and is now well overpriced everywhere except good old Frys Electronics. But alas, it is sold out at Frys. Also, while the controller is original size, the cord is too short, forcing you to sit too close to your TV set... and there’s no Duck Hunt, second controller, or laser gun.
There are 23 comments:
Male 14,778
Yes, it's too late. I've seen a RasPi kit that is ready to plug and play and comes every game I ever played as a kid or young adult
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Male 3,443
I think I'd rather go the Raspberry Pi route.
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Male 3,592
Year old  news, cool!
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Male 1,545
dm2754 uhm more like early november. not everyone is dialed in as you brotien
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Male 1,730
I've been using emulators since 1998, first was on a dos version of Nesticle that ran off of Floppies.  Never looked back.  While cool to have the controllers, not worth the over priced scalpers on ebay since it is now out of stock.  You can apparently hack them now though to add more games, that is cool.
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Male 1,810
kalron27 i used that!  Then i got an xbox and hacked it, and now it has all the nes/snes games and games from a ton more systems.  But i hardly play them anymore
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Male 1,730
monkwarrior Nice!  I too haven't played much in recent years, but I will play The Legend of Zelda and Super Metroid once a year though.  I'm also in the process of building a classic cocktail Arcade for the Pool room.  Limiting it to early games like Galaga, Pac Man, Donkey Kong and the like.  Definitely include my favorite Temptest...the sounds, the vector lights...the speed...off to get my fix!
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Male 1,810
kalron27 nice, i debated building an arcade cabinet,  but then i realized it would probably just sit there taking up space and power more than being actually used.  When i also considered i prefer to lay down and play video games, rather than standing, it sort of made me realize just having the machine able to hook up to any tv is much more convenient.
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Male 1,730
monkwarrior Cocktail style is the way to go then my friend.  2 player seated across from each other.  Glass or Plexiglass top so it can double as a table.  Smaller dimensions for less cost and materials.  Oh and...I am totally installing coin ops.  The clunk of a quarter is so satisfying, even to this day.
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Male 1,810
kalron27 yeah that sounds pretty cool, i know what they are, there was a student made one in the lounge when i was at school.  I might still make one when i get older, or some type of it.  For now a video game system with all mame, console, and the latest steam games (like an htpc that does all video games too) is all i'd consider.  But i'm waiting for xbox 360 and ps3 emulation to pick up, and also SSD's to reach the PB zone, before i look at combining my barley used xbox and htpc into one machine. So sometime in the next 10 years. I don't game a whole lot.
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Male 3,175
http://www.freesupergames.com/super-mario-flash.php
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Male 121
Just buy an OUYA - if they're still out there.
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Male 3,424
"I’m late to the party." yeah, i was gonna say. "I am horrendously late to write about it." almost makes you wonder why bother to write anything at all. but i guess i understand, my brother was pretty excited about it when it was first announced... like forever ago. hey lala, youre a girl right? what does it mean when a guy asks a girl out and the girl says she will "get back to you"?????????
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Male 1,545
robthelurker probably because you made fun of her for being a noob for not knowing about the new nes mini system. omg lol afk
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Male 3,424
rumham you again? first you hassle me about tron legacy and power rangers, now this? you have made a "powerful" enemy today, bro. and by powerful i mean i will hurl insults at you when ever i feel it is appropriate. your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
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Male 1,545
robthelurker well then i fart in your general direction
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Male 917
rumham You're both little minded wipers of other peoples bottoms.
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Male 1,793
robthelurker ~Squrlz gives Rob a consolatory hug~ 'Sokay, man. We've all been there. Sometimes your eyes are bright, your tail's all fluffy, and your nest is full of nuts--and she's just not that into you.
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Male 1,255
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Male 106
No duck hunt? How am I supposed to shoot that damn dog?
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Female 3,292
I want one so badly!  eeee! 
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Male 7,963
melcervini You want one bad. Badly is an adverb. So to say you want one badly would be saying that the mechanism which allows you to want is broken.

No, I'm not correcting your grammar (well maybe indirectly). It's a Kiss Kiss Bang Bang reference.
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Female 3,292
holygod excellent reference LOL but in this case, my 'want' is a linking verb I THINK?, so 'badly' is gooder english  anyone? bueller?
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