The nerd world is abuzz with the announcement from Nintendo today that they are bringing the original NES back in “Classic Edition” form: 30 pre-installed games (featuring first- and third-party games), no internet access, no option to install more games. Nintendo has said there are no plans to a second volume of NES Classic Edition (stating that these 30 games represent the best variety the NES had to offer) or SNES or N64 versions, but come on… money talks. If this does well (and it will), I’m sure a second volume of NES Classic Edition and certainly a SNES Classic Edition will pop up in a year or three.
Yes, we can all do the emulation thing and avoid paying $59.99 for the NES Classic, but with this, we can hook up to our HD TV and play with an actual NES controller (which can also be used for the Wii and Wii U). After feeling very disappointed by the Wii, I haven’t bothered to pick up a Wii U and I probably never will. I can’t say I’m all that interested in the NX either, but this? I’m extremely excited about this.
Here’s the full list of games that I copied and pasted from Nintendo’s website. No, I’m not sure what some titles ARE LISTED ALL IN CAPS EITHER:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
The Legend of Zelda™
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
That’s a pretty great list. But, why did they include Super C and not the original Contra?