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After kicking society right square in the D with the release of Pokémon Go, Nintendo just dropped some news that will win the hearts and minds of squared away members of society: A miniature NES console that comes loaded with 30 games on it.
The NES Classic Edition, TechCrunch reports, will include the classics like Super Mario Bros 1, 2 and 3, The Legend Of Zelda, Punch Out, Final Fantasy, Donkey Kong, but somehow no RBI Baseball. Big miss, IMO. Dropping in stores Nov. 11, this time-kill to end all time-kills can be yours for the respectable price of $59.99.
Here’s the full list of pre-installed games:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong Jr.
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™
Super Mario Bros. ™
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Okay, this is awesome and everything- I actually still own my original NES console, but it works correctly about 25 percent of the time- so don’t think take this the wrong way. I need more than 30, guys. I don’t want to sound ungrateful, because this will surely consume my life for months at a time, but Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream? I want Tyson. Pay the man his royalties, or do whatever needs to be done there. And where is Paper Boy? I need to blow off steam by slinging newspaper like it’s crack. Also, Wayne Gretkzy Hockey? What about Bad Dudes? Those guys were the original bad boys of gaming.
Hey, access to a big chunk of mindless nostalgia via an HDMI chord is a big step in the right direction for Nintendo. I’d much rather deal with a world full of dudes hitting sick air on Excitebike than one that has a bunch of goons running around snapping Pokémon with their phones. And now I don’t have to get my old school Nintendo fix from some sketchy site that will probably steal my identity in the near future.
Big shouts to Nintendo..