Monday, July 23, 2018
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Nintendo NES Console Makes a Surprise Return

While we tend to focus on the future of gaming, and how far the current generations of consoles can be taken, some gamers are more a fan of retro gaming as there are many bingo games to choose from online. Through the use of a new set of consoles created to run older games, it is easier than ever to play the old games from our past. This is probably why Nintendo have decided to release the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment system.

The news of this release, which is coming in November in the UK has caused a lot of excitement for gamers who have nostalgic memories of playing some of the Nintendo classics on the console. What makes this console somewhat special is the fact that games will come pre-installed instead of expecting the gamer to purchase cartridges to play the games on. Here is the list of games that will be available:

• 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

Just looking at this list, retro fans are going to be excited at what they are getting. Even casual gamers will notice that Super Mario Bros. 3 is included on the list. This title in itself makes it a must buy for some fans, though other retro fans may not rush to buy it.

The fact is there are already retro consoles that have been released and these players are more than likely to own the top titles like Super Mario Bros. 3, and will be reluctant to spend money on a restricted console like the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES. For many though this is a list of games that will make this an easy buy, even if it is just for the convenience factor of having all these games available.

If this console does prove to be a success with fans, it will be interesting to see if any other consoles get this treatment. We’ve already seen handheld versions of consoles such as the SEGA Master System, and now with this NES release it isn’t a giant leap to other consoles such as the Super Nintendo, and that is where things start getting even more exciting.

It is arguable that the super Nintendo was one of Nintendo’s greatest consoles, and featured some of the greatest games. Just the mention of Super Mario Kart should get Nintendo fans excited, and that in theory may be the kind of title we may see on the way. That is, if Nintendo decided to give us a new SNES release.

Retro gaming is going from strength to strength, whether it be online slots, or through retro console systems. With the release of the new NES system, it will be exciting to see just where we go from here.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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