Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition

NES Classic Edition

For those of you who were around when video games became a thing (the 80s), there’s one particular game system that made a statement and officially launched the movement: The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).  If you remember what it was like to game with two wired control pads and 8-bit titan like the NES or Sega Master System, then this one is for you.  Nintendo is relaunching the NES Classic Edition for  old-school video game heads with a bit of a tweak–it’s miniaturized and has 30 classic NES games built-in.  The system has one controller (but you can buy a second for $9.99), and easily connects to any HCMI TV.  There is no word if they’ll enable gamers to be able play other classics down the line, but 30 classics is a pretty good start;  In the suite of classics are the first three Super Mario games along with the first two Zelda games.  Also, there are classics like Pac-Man (which to me is more of an Atari classic), Kid Icarus, Excite Bike, Castlevania I & II, and more.  The sweet part about all of this old school gaming goodness is that you don’t have to pay a grip to get in on all the action.  The NES Classic is only $59.99 for the “system,” controller, HDMI cable and power cord–everything you need to take a trip back to the 80s (unless you’ve been watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix).

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