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Nintendo’s New NES Classic Is Basically Pokémon Go For Dads


Nintendo has increased their market value by nearly $11 billion since the release of Pokémon Go. Now the company is rewarding you for your patience through all those Poké stops by giving you the perfect nostalgic excuse to do something else: The new Nintendo NES Classic Edition. What a great way to find out that Mario and Luigi aren’t dead yet!

The new, improved version of your old school NES is smaller, doesn’t come with cartridges, and can be easily plugged into your TV via HDMI cable. It features 30 built in games (so you don’t have to blow into them until you pass out in order to play). The game system has other updated conveniences such as multiple suspend points, so you don’t have to monkey around with passwords when you’d rather be monekying around with Donkey Kong. It even comes with a rectangular controller like back in your day, only this time it can connect to a Wii remote too.

You Are Going To Want To Play The New Nintendo NES Classic

If the most challenging thing about the NES Classic isn’t waiting for it’s November release, it will be explaining to your kid why you had to give the original version CPR anytime you wanted it to work. In the meantime, you can argue with junior about how any of the following games could crush their Pikachu.

  • 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

[H/T] The Verge