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    So Nintendo are re-releasing the Nintendo Classic Mini which is a replica of the original NES console. It fits in the palm of your hand plugs directly in via an HDMI cable. It comes with 30 NES games built in including the original Final Fantasy! It comes with

    - All three Super Mario Bros. games
    - Zelda 1 & 2
    - Final Fantasy
    - Metroid
    - Donkey Kong
    - Ghosts 'n' Goblins
    - Kirby

    I know most of you nerds will have all these games emulated but for non-tech savvy members like me... it's very exciting!

    https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Misc-/Nin...t=announcement

    What do we all think?

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    Can this thing only play the 30 games or can you use your cartridges? And more important, if yes, then I want it to be region free for my old FFII and FFIII.

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    I am completely unimpressed by this. Only 30 games? How much are they going to charge for this, I wonder.

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    It's neat and all, but it seems like something that'd be better if you hacked it and modded it to be an emulator with a usb port or something. And even then it'd be a more limited emulation machine than most others you could build or buy.

    Cool case though. I'd imagine the modding sort of folks may buy it for that alone.

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    Haha, oh well just me then!

    It's got pretty much every game I'd want to play from the NES era. My old NES unit is very temperamental. Plus, I don't own a computer and know nothing about emulation.

    It probably just appeals to Nintendo fanboys and technophobe dinosaurs like me.

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    Emulated? I own the original cartridges of the NES games I like
    The idea is cool, but honestly, with todays technology they could have fit a chip in there that emulated every NES game, instead of the 30 they selected.

    Bork Bork

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    This got to be the only place on the net that I've seen people being lukewarm to it. THIS trout IS CRAZY!!!! THIS IS THE MOTHERsmurfING NES WITH 30 DAMN GAMES FOR ONLY $60!!!!


    Oooh weee. I'd buy this in a heartbeat if I had some decent money.

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    It's basically just a locked down emulator on a locked down raspberry pi-clone with proprietary controller ports instead of USB ports. Feels like a cheap cash grab. Considering you can buy the hardware needed to do this yourself for 5 dollars (and for that, you'll get hardware that can do much more complex things than emulate NES games), I can't imagine these costing more than like 2 dollars to manufacture for nintendo. They're selling them for 50.

    The only cool thing about this is the case, I guess.
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    Well I'm down for this too! I'll drop 50 sheets to play some NES classics on my big tv. Great for storage and with the classic controller too, what's not to love?

    I'll probably get it over Christmas time. I'm guessing it'll have 2 player support too since there's two controller ports. Excellent!

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    I think this is the bee's knees! Those are some great games, a few I haven't played, tho. I'd like to ask, if you could pick 30 games to be on a system like this, which would you pick?

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    Super Dodgeball is the only one I think should've been on this. I see they don't have the Mike Tyson version of Punch-Out!!! But the only difference between the two is the final boss.

    For a SNES one my thirty would be:

    1. Super Mario All-Stars (of course)
    2. Super Mario World (of course)
    3. Yoshi's Island
    4. Donkey Kong Country
    5. Donkey Kong Country 2
    6. Donkey Kong Country 3
    7. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
    8. Starfox
    9. Super Metroid
    10. F-Zero
    11. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    12. Final Fantasy IV
    13. Final Fantasy VI
    14. Earthbound
    15. Chrono Trigger
    16. Super Mario RPG
    17. Illusion of Gaia
    18. Street Fighter II Turbo
    19. Super Mario Kart
    20. Kirby Super Star
    21. Mega Man X
    22. Super Castlevania
    23. NBA Jam
    24. Saturday Night Slammers
    25. Super Double Dragon
    26. Street Fighter Alpha 2
    27. Pilot Wings
    28. A Bomberman game
    29. ???
    30. ???

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    Awesome list, DP

    I think I would need more than 30 for a SNES mini though. Too many good games to choose from!

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    My SNES list would be:

    I. Final Fantasy IV
    II. Final Fantasy V translated
    III. Final Fantasy VI
    IV. Chrono Trigger
    V. Terranigma
    VI. Secret of Mana
    VII. Illusion of Gaia/Time
    VIII. Soul Blazer
    IX. Lufia
    X. Lufia II
    XI. Tales of Phantasia translated
    XII. Super Mario RPG
    XIII. Earthbound
    XIV. The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past
    XV. Super Mario World
    XVI. Yoshi's Island
    XVII. Donkey Kong Country
    XVII. Donkey Kong Country 2
    XIX. Donkey Kong Country 3
    XX. Super Mario Kart
    XXI. Super Street Fighter II
    XXII. Super Metroid
    XXIII. Star Wing
    XXIV. Castlevania
    XXV. Mystic Quest
    Et cetera

    It even contains stuff I am not interested in. Those are for other people.

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    SNES List:

    Super Mario World
    Yoshi's Island
    Super Mario All*Stars
    Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    Super Metroid
    Super Punch-Out
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Mario Kart
    Final Fantasy IV
    Final Fantasy VI
    Chrono Trigger
    Secret of Mana
    Street Fighter II' Turbo
    Mortal Kombat II
    Super Mario RPG
    Donkey Kong Country
    Donkey Kong Country 2
    Donkey Kong Country 3
    Earthbound
    Mega Man X
    Secret of Evermore
    F-Zero
    Star Fox
    Contra III
    Final Fight
    Pilotwings
    Sim City
    Illusion of Gaia
    Breath of Fire
    Captain Commando

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