The NES was the first console I ever owned. Somehow I had saved holiday and birthday money for over a year to get it (the idea may have been planted by a family member) at five years old, and although I don’t remember every detail of that process, I do recall walking into a Sears to actually get the thing, and subsequently taking it home and playingDuck Hunt.
Although I had played arcade games and Atari before (it’s what presumably gave me the idea), nothing really resonated with me until I playedMariofor the first time. At that point, I knew this was something I would enjoy for a lifetime.
That’s a pretty common story among older gamers, who are the target audience for the newly minted NES Classic Edition — a simple, yet effective delivery system for 30 retro games from both Nintendo and third parties alike.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition has the original look and feel, only smaller, sleeker, and pre-loaded with 30 games
The pre-installed games include: Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, PAC-MAN, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, and dozens more
Includes a standard HDMI cable
Comes with one old-school, grey-colored NES Classic Controller and an AC adapter
Also compatible with Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. Additional NES Classic Controllers will be sold separately