Feel The Power! Nintendo Unleashes Gnarly 80's Themed Trailer For NES Classic Edition

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Nintendo shocked us all last week when it revealed the tiny NES Classic Edition console, which fits in the palm of your hand. The announcement of the console came hot on the heels of Pokémon Go’s release in the United States, which has made Nintendo the hottest name in gaming for the past two weeks (while at the same time causing the company’s market value to double in the process).

Nearly every gamer who came of age in the 80s performed their best Philip J. Fry impression, instantly proclaiming “Shut up and take my money!” Now Nintendo has gone and put some cherries on top of its delicious gaming treat with a new trailer that showcases the NES Classic Edition:

If you’re familiar with advertising from the 80s that was aimed at the youth market, you’ll surely recall the colors, sounds, fonts and even the [then] futuristic grids which highlight the trailer. The commercial brought back so much nostalgia, we were half expecting the Micro Machines guy to come and start yelling at us at 586 words per minute.

The faithful replica of the original comes with two controller ports, a microUSB port on the back (for power only), HDMI and comes preloaded with 30 games including Ninja Gaiden, The Legend of Zelda and Castlevania. Priced at $59.99, the console comes with a single game controller (also a near identical representation of the original). For two-player action, you can purchase an additional controller for $9.99.

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If there are any downsides to the NES Classic Edition, it’s that the console doesn’t support external storage and there’s no built-in Wi-Fi. That means you will never be able to add additional games to the NES Classic Edition — so you’ll have to make do with the 30 titles that are already included. But for the $59.99 price tag, we still think it’s a smoking deal that should be on every gamer’s holiday wish list.

By the way, the NES Classic Edition goes on sale November 11th, and we have the feeling that retailers won’t be able to keep it in stock.


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