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You can now pre-order Nintendo’s mini NES

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You read that right - Nintendo is bringing back the NES! 

A new "mini NES Classic Edition" console will release on 11 November, with 30 games pre-installed on it! No cartridges, no blowing - just plug it up to your TV via an HDMI cable, connect the controller (one gamepad is included) and away you go. 

LOOK AT HOW SMALL IT IS!

It's TINY!

It's super simple to set up

It's super simple to set up

Everything you need to play is included in the Nintendo Classic Mini box: you get a controller (though you can buy them separately - they're also compatible with the Wii and Wii U) and 30 games, all of which save directly to its internal storage. 

You just plug in the USB power point, attach the HDMI cable to your TV and get your game on like it's 1983. 

What are the games?

What are the games?

This the list of 30 titles pre-installed:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr
  • Double Dragon 2: 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 2: The Adventure of Link

Will we be able to add more games?

Will we be able to add more games?

Nintendo hasn't released any details on whether you'll be able to increase the number of games included on the system - but if there's a USB port acting as the main power supply, this could hint at an option of being able to plug the Mini into a PC to download more classics in future.

How much will it cost?

How much will it cost?

The console is now available for pre-order for £49.99, while an additional controller will set you back £7.99.

What a month Nintendo is having; mere days after the games group saw their share prices increase by 50 per cent in value following the release of Pokémon GO, news of the Classic Mini is bound to excite casual gamers and Nintendo fans alike. Expect this to rise to the top of Christmas lists the world over.

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