Riding high on the heels of Pokémon Go, from out of nowhere, Nintendo set the Internet on fire by announcing the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition this past week. Essentially, a miniaturized NES that fits in the palm of your hand, and comes loaded with 30 of some of the best games from yesteryear.

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Launching November 11th at a retail price of $79.99, the NES Classic Edition comes with an AC adaptor, an HDMI cable to hook directly up to your high-definition TV, and a super cool retro NES Classic Controller that is patterned after the original NES controller. Additionally, the NES Classic Edition supports the use of a second controller for two player games. Totally awesome! You can use a Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro, or the just-revealed NES Classic Controller, which retails for $12.99 to get in on 2-player fun.

For those wondering, the NES Classic Edition cannot play your old NES cartridges, go online, and does not have internal storage or external storage support. That being said, Nintendo has clarified that each game with have multiple suspend points, so you can pick up from the exact second you left off.

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Like me you’re probably wondering what games will come pre-loaded on this amazing little machine. Well, I am happy to say that the NES Classic Edition comes packed with a wide variety of games that is sure to appeal to all ages. Some of my all-time favourite games like NINJA GAIDEN, Super C, Mega Man 2, and the Super Mario Bros series are all here. Take a look at the list of games below and I’m sure you’ll agree that this is one awesome game collection.

  • 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
  • StarTropics™
  • 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™

Without a doubt, the NES Classic Edition is sure to be a hit this holiday season with old and new gamers alike. For me, grabbing the NES Classic Edition is a no brainer. The NES has given me some of my fondest gaming memories from the 80s and early 90s that I will never forget. Let me know in the comments section below if you are excited for the NES Classic Edition, and what your favourite game that is included on the NES Classic Edition is.