Nintendo to release mini NES console in November, includes 30 retro games

NES Classic Edition (Supplied publicity photo)

NES Classic Edition (Supplied publicity photo)

Nintendo is embracing its retro past by releasing a mini-sized NES console, including 30 classic built-in games like Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda.

The NES Classic Edition is being released on Nov. 11 and will retail in Canada for $79.99. The package includes an HDMI cable, AC adapter and one controller. An additional retro controller is available to purchase separately for $12.99. You can also use a Wii controller or the Classic Controller Pro.

NES Classic Edition box art. The retro console will be released in Canada on Nov. 11, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo)

NES Classic Edition box art. The retro console will be released in Canada on Nov. 11, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo)

Thankfully, each game included on the system includes multiple save points so you can continue the game at a later time — or replay a difficult point without having to start all over again.

“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s general manager and senior director in a news release.

Here is the list of games included with the NES Classic Edition:

  • 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 II
  • 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
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