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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:14pm 15/07/16 | 13 Comments
On November 10 here in Australia you will be able to pick up a pocket-sized original NES, with 30 classic Nintendo games built into it. And we couldn't be happier.

While we whine about the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo has quietly revealed it will be releasing a small, pocket-sized NES featuring a number of memorable games. Information we learnt from our pals over at

The little console comes with HDMI cable (good news), a USB cable and a single controller (there are two controller ports though). It'll set you back about $100 dollerydoos, and the games it comes loaded with are:
  • Balloon Fight™
  • Castlevania™
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
  • Donkey Kong™
  • Donkey Kong Jr. ™
  • Dr. Mario™
  • Excitebike™
  • Galaga™
  • Ice Climber™
  • Kid Icarus™
  • Kirby’s Adventure™
  • Mario Bros. ™
  • MEGA MAN® 2
  • Metroid™
  • PAC-MAN™
  • Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics™
  • SUPER C™
  • Super Mario Bros.™
  • Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
  • Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
  • The Legend of Zelda™
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
Obviously you can pretty much play any of these on Desktops through Roms or the like, but there's some very cool nostalgia value here, and I for one will definitely be jumping on board.

According to the article on Vooks' site, the controllers "will connect to Wii Remote accessory ports, which also allows players to use their existing Wii Classic Controllers with the 30 included games. These new NES controllers will also be compatible with Wii Remotes to be used with Wii and Wii U Virtual Console titles. Extra controllers will be sold separately for $19.95AU".

Is this something you could see yourself picking up?

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Latest Comments
Posted 03:30pm 15/7/16
Even if it's missing Rare classics like Cobra Triangle and Wizards & Warriors. And also the original Metal Gear. And California Games. And... so on and son. I still wants one.

Also pretty sure the unit is as is and you wont be able to change any of the games or update it. So it's technically not a console.

Fingers crossed for a similar palm sized SNES and N64.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:38pm 15/7/16
Yeah I'm just stoked about the HDMI factor - plugging this into my big TV to play classic games = awesome!
Posted 04:08pm 15/7/16

kinda tiny, unless that's a giants hand

could easily do something like this with a raspberry pi 3 which has mini hdmi and MAME for less than $100, just wouldn't have a cool mini tendo case

saw SNK did a neogeo console like this a few years ago, would have got that if it had hdmi because of raiden and metal slug

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Posted 04:52pm 15/7/16
Great gift idea too for Christmas, gonna be a stocking filler for sire
Posted 08:51pm 15/7/16
My first console was a NES. Some of the games I had were Mario Brothers 2-3, Stealth, Rescue, Shadow Warrior, BATTLE TOADS, some kind of pool game. Maybe a few more, i don't remember. It's hard to say no to this even though I can play all these games and more easily on my PC or even on my s***** android media player or Galaxy S4.

If you wanted to make your own retro console, perhaps some scrupulous manufacturers in China will clone the case/shell of it so you can buy it and stick a raspberry in it.
Posted 07:48pm 16/7/16
The bulk of those games I would play I already own on the NES but I'll pick one of these up anyway. It would have been cool to have seen some titles like Snake, Rattle n Roll, Contra etc but oh well. I'm glad they included Double Dragon II over the first Double Dragon.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the modding community will do with this.
Posted 09:26am 17/7/16
100dollars for nostalgia no thanks...
Posted 12:34pm 17/7/16
The biggest failing of this device is that they didn't put the data on an SD card, allowing them to sell us an expansion for $50 in 6 months time. Instead they've decided "nope, it'll be this 30 and this 30 only, and that's it."

Posted 03:56pm 22/7/16
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Posted 08:20am 23/7/16
I'll more than likely grab one, no California Games sucks but still worth getting one
Posted 12:49pm 23/7/16
Raven won't know for sure until someone cracks one open to see what it looks like inside

but i guess if they had planned for adding games later they would have mentioned it

if anything instead of an sdcard you swap out they probably would have gone with an estore like they use in their Wii system
Posted 09:39am 24/7/16
Nintendo have already stated there won't be add-ons available later on, nor new games. There's no connectivity as such in this device.
Posted 02:34pm 26/7/16
Bionic Commando :(
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