Hansel is playing Pokemon Go as we speak. Photo Credit: Jon Hicks The Game of Nerds

Nintendo IS so hot right now, fresh off a smashing first week of Pokemon Go, a reported, but unconfirmed nine billion dollar profit, yes billion with a b, Nintendo quickly followed up the interest with this out of nowhere under the radar announcement.


Actual size of Nintendo Classic. Photo Credit: Nintendo Classic

I can tell you this is not the hand of a giant, or a bad Photoshop job, but this is the newest addition to the NES family.

This miniature NES system is going to come your way (expected, you never know with these things) November 11th of this year for a retail of $59.99. This will also come loaded with 30 games! I know you want to know which games are in it, we will get to that in a bit, but I can also tell you that you can connect using an HDMI cable, this also will have a controller that feels and operates like the original, and can also be connected to a Wii controller. I admit I am not sure if the controller(s) come included, or what the price on those would be if they do not.

This is the perfect gift for yourself, your friends, grandparents who need something to do while the little ones visit the house on a rainy day, I believe this could be for anyone besides perhaps people who work for Playstation and XBox and even then maybe as long as they don’t tell anyone.

I am not sure, and excited to see if they will have the ability to download more games into the system, I believe that this will be to small for anyone to put the original games into but time will tell. Imagine if they start doing this with other consoles? I would love to play Star Fox again, and let’s face it if they do this with Mario Kart they will make all the money.

The games that have been announced are as follows: 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, Star Tropics, 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.

I admit some games on this list I do not recognize, from this list what are you excited to see? More importantly which classics did they leave out that you are disappointed about? Some I would have liked to see would be Baseball Stars or Base Wars, and Double Dribble.

So let’s take a closer look at some of these games and my interest level for them. Disclosure, I still own an operational original Nintendo, I have a couple of those games still so I will start it off

Group of games I already have: Excitebike, Super Mario Bros 3, and both Zelda’s.

The game that will take up most of my time at first: Final Fantasy! You don’t understand, I am a huge RPG fan, I have completed every Final Fantasy games I have gotten my hands on except one. Chaos ruined my childhood, I got to the end I fought him for awhile, until he got to the cycle in his spells where he full healed himself, and I couldn’t take him down before the next cycle. I tried and tried, it’s going to happen.


Final Fantasy, my first original nemesis. Photo Credit Final Fantasy/Nintendo

I hate you Chaos, I’m going to have so many fruit snacks and Capri-Sun after I finally beat you.

Would be at the top of the charts if it was a different one but still great: Tecmo Bowl is good, but it can’t compare to Tecmo Super Bowl and using Bo Jackson, to bad. Super C is a fun game yes, but if memory serves Super C didn’t have the 30 lives code like Contra. I still will be excited.

Great can’t wait: Punch-Out!, Double Dragon II, Ghosts N’ Goblins, Mega Man 2, Metroid, Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario Bros 2.

Games I will play after the top tiers are done: Bubble Bobble, Simon’s Quest, Dr. Mario, Galaga, Gradius, Kid Icarus, Kirby’s Adventure, Super Mario Bros

Games I don’t know, and I don’t want to look into until I get to play them: Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, Star Tropics

Games I probably won’t play, they just don’t translate well to today or I didn’t like: Castlevania, Castlevania II, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Mario Bros, Pac-Man.

Time to start saving up your sick time for November.