After the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was discontinued from production on August 14, 1995, who would have thought you’d see the day of its eventual comeback?
After 21 years of waiting, the announcement has finally been made. Yes, Nintendo will be releasing a tinier model of the classic 8-bit video game console with a few changes from the original.
As mentioned, it’s definitely a lot smaller and more modern.
Even though the picture shows a flip tray for game insertion, it is not used with traditional cartridges.
This new version plays like the old but with some modern features including:
As you would expect, the controller stays true to the shape and design of the original NES. You can purchase a second controller for two player games or choose to use your Wii Classic Remote or Classic Controller Pro.
Don’t expect extra things like an internet connection or the option to use your old cartridges with this newer model. For only $59.00 U.S. it’s still pretty low-tech.
In total, there are 30 classic titles to choose from including:
One notable improvement found in the newer edition is the multiple suspend points within each game. This means that there is no need for passwords. Consistent with today’s expectations.
The NES Classic Controller can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on either Wii U or Wii, when connected to a Wii Remote controller.
The palm-sized version of the original is set to be released on November 11th of this year.