Nintendo to relaunch classic NES console with a twist

The classic games system will return to the UK this autumn - but it won't be half the console '80s gamers remember...

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Fans of 1980s video gaming should prepare to be excited because the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES to friends) is set to return later this year with a 21st Century twist… it’s really small.

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Launching in stores on November 11th the Nintendo Classic Mini – which comes with 30 NES games including favourites like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Legend of Zelda, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventures – is sure to make it onto every nostalgic gamer’s Christmas list.  

The console is virtually the same as the original which first arrived in the UK in 1987, however it’s a fraction of the size.  The new system comes packaged with a USB cable for power and its own HDMI cable so you can easily plug it into your big modern TV and enjoy all of the Nintendo’s 8-bit gaming glory in your front room. 

Nintendo Classic Mini NES Controllers can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games on a Wii or Wii U console, by simple connecting them to a Wii Remote Controller. 

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We can’t wait to revel in the nostalgia it brings alongside Mario, end of level big bosses and the chance to finally complete Pac-Man.