Shut Up and Take My Money: Nintendo’s Mini NES

By on July 15, 2016

shut_up_and_take_my_moneyUpdating the machine that seriously escalated the console gaming craze, Nintendo will be selling a miniature version of the classic NES system starting on November 11, 2016.

Retailing for $60, the Mini NES will come with 30 classic games preloaded on the machine and includes a HDMI output for all those modern televisions. (The old NES used the classic red and yellow RCA jacks for transmitting video / audio).

The revamped NES comes with the classic controller, but it uses a different connector (so no hooking up a Powerpad or other type of controller). New controllers cost $10. It doesn’t include any type of Wi-Fi functionality, thus Nintendo has no way of updating the Mini NES with new games. The thirty games that come with the device will simply be it for consumers.


Those games include 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 Ghoblins, 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 and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

Nintendo hasn’t detailed how the games have been upgraded to take advantage of high definition screens, if at all. However, gamers should be pleased to learn that Nintendo is including the option of suspend points in the game, so you won’t have to worry about reentering passwords to start playing the game again.

You can find more details on Nintendo’s site here. There are also multiple photos of the console below:




About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!


  1. Jay

    July 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    No contra!

  2. Emily

    July 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Bugertime…i loved that game

  3. Matt

    July 20, 2016 at 10:33 am

    The old NES blaster requires a CRT to work. I still have mine but I have no way to test it as my last CRT was tossed in the trash about 8 years ago. I’d like to see maybe the same games sold as a package for the Wii. Or maybe I should just finish building that RetroPi I started a year ago and forgot about…

  4. Jeff

    July 19, 2016 at 1:11 am

    What….no “Duck Hunt”? No IR gun controller?

    O, the humanity!

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