ByJay Ricciardi, writer at
Former Senior Editor of Now Loading.
Jay Ricciardi

The NES Classic is a new, cheap mini-console from that comes pre-loaded with 30 of the most iconic NES games.

The NES Classic costs $59.99.

A second NES Classic controller will only run you $9.99. It's a very affordable way to get your fix of retro Nintendo titles.

It's also super tiny and goddamn adorable.

I attended a hands on demo at an event in downtown Los Angeles, and I couldn't help but snap some quick pictures. The only thing I had nearby was a pen, so that serves as our scale!

The controller cord is also very short, as you can see - it's only about 2.5-3ft long.

Fortunately, the NES Classic does connect to a TV or monitor via HDMI cable, so if you have a long HDMI cord then you can just bring the whole console closer and let it sit on your living room coffee table.

Here's the complete list of the 30 games that come pre-loaded on the NES Classic system:

  • 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

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