Has everyone seen the NES Mini? The original NES had been released in 1985, over thirty years ago! Besides being adorable, this revamped retro console comes pre-loaded with 30 NES games. While the original had over 700 games, the 30 games from the Mini seems to be some of the biggest titles, such as the original Super Mario Bros. and the first two Legend of Zelda games.
I think I want this just because it looks so adorable. But to be serious, it would be so cool to play those old games on the “original” console rather than downloading them on the virtual console and using an updated controller. The NES Mini comes out on November 11 and is pretty cheap being only about $60. You can’t go wrong with that.
It’s literally two bucks per game. I remember some of the games from when I was a kid, but I mostly just missed that era. The Super Nintendo was the console that I really started gaming on. But it’d be fantastic to be able to play the original classics, to play the games that started some of our favorite franchises.
It will definitely be a fun throwback to play those kinds of games again. We can try the old games that we never played before either and see how we enjoy them. We know and love Samus from Super Smash Brothers, but we’ve never played a Metroid game before.
I had attempted a Metroid game once years ago… I don’t remember much about it other than the fact that it was a first-person shooter and I didn’t know what I was doing. Pretty sure I had rented it from Blockbuster and didn’t try it again after the first time I had turned it on. The original would definitely be great to try, just like Donkey Kong and Kirby as well!
Kirby is a lot of fun. We don’t play those games as much, but they’re always on my wishlist. It will be great to give the original a try. I don’t know if we’ll be getting the NES Mini right when it comes out, despite the cheap price, but I feel like we’ll definitely get it soon enough.
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