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Nintendo Continue Their Nostalgia Rampage By Re-Releasing The NES

It's 1985's must-have gadget!

BY Nick Pope | Jul 15, 2016 | Technology

It's hard to blame Nintendo for getting a little cocky.

They currently have the entire Western hemisphere under a nostalgia-induced spell with 'Pokemon GO', and their share prices are up 50 percent since the game's release.

But, Nintendo, mate, come on: rereleasing the NES—a console from 1985—and charging £45 for the privilege? It might be a little too early for that particular victory lap.

The Japanese gaming giants are set to reintroduce the much-loved Nintendo Entertainment System (which is now called the 'NES Classic Edition') in November. 

There'll be a few changes: it'll be palm-sized, have 30 in-built classics to play, and be connectable through HDMI, so that you can finally gaze at all 8-bits in crystal-clear definition.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to play your old cartridges on it (because they're now bigger than the machine itself). Here's a complete list of the games that'll come along with it:

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

From: Esquire UK.

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