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EDGE - - SECTIONS - Nin­tendo Clas­sic Mini: NES­sicminines

The things that caught our eye dur­ing the pro­duc­tion of E297

When we weren’t do­ing every­thing else, we were think­ing about stuff like this

Not to be out­done by Mi­crosoft’s Xbox One S, Nin­tendo has an­nounced a slim­line re­vi­sion of its NES, a scant three decades af­ter the clas­sic con­sole’s Euro­pean launch. Nin­tendo Clas­sic Mini: Nin­tendo En­ter­tain­ment Sys­tem is a cut-down replica of the orig­i­nal, with match­ing con­troller, which can be hooked up to your TV via HDMI and is pow­ered via a USB cable (though a close scan of the fine print re­veals that, in char­ac­ter­is­tic Nin­tendo style, a re­quired mains adap­tor for the other end of the lead will not be sup­plied in the box). The hard­ware won’t accept car­tridges, nor can it be up­dated, but it does come loaded with 30 games, in­clud­ing Metroid, Su­perMar­i­oBros and The Leg­end Of Zelda. At £50 – the cost of just one pre­mium NES ti­tle back in the day – it’s not a bad deal.

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