This Month On Edge
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.