Tiny NES (Picture Credit To Polygon)

Nintendo has made a very surprising announcement today. They’re going to be releasing a miniature NES titled NES Classic Edition later this year with a few pre-loaded games on it. These games include the original Super Mario Bros. as well as a few of the Castlevania games and many more.

Isn’t that insane? Nintendo, a company known for being incredibly protective of their assets have taken an incredibly unpredictable stance. It even has classic controller and classic controller pro support!

The following is a list of all compatible games.

  • 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

If you’re looking for an authentic classic gaming experience, Nintendo has opened the door to make that possible in a way it simply hasn’t been in the past. So fans of classic games should consider spending $60 on this new console when it arrives in November. Also it’s really adorable.


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Mustapha is a young yet spirited university student majoring in Game Art and Development. While he's but a senior in college, he has an extensive history with the art of gaming journalism. Managing his own game review blog for several years, as well as attending events such as Boston FIG and PAX East has given him extensive experience in covering game news. His knowledge of game design also serves as a tool to develop finite understanding of what makes games work.


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