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It’s time to take a trip down memory lane.
Seasoned gamers looking to relive their glory days will soon have an all-new reason to do so thanks to Nintendo. On Thursday the company announced the upcoming re-launch of the NES—yes, the original Nintendo Entertainment System is coming back, albeit in a much smaller form factor.
The NES Classic Edition is a pint-sized recreation of the original NES, complete with HDMI outputs and a healthy offering of 30 built-in games that appeared on the original system. The games list is full of hits, and obviously favors Nintendo properties heavily:
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts’ N Ghoblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- 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
The system bundle comes with a single NES-style controller and will be priced at $59.99 when it hits retailers on Nov. 11. Additional controllers will be priced at $9.99 each.
Mike Wehner is a former tech editor for the Daily Dot who now writes for BGR. His work has appeared everywhere from Yahoo to CNN, and there’s a good chance his Apple Watch is dead right now.