Nintendo NES Classic Mini
The most Retro design, comfortable controller, HDMI and micro USB connection, compatibility
The NES Classic Mini comes with 30 of the best NES games, making it an ideal Christmas gift and an irresistible appeal to all fans of the Japanese brand.
The NES Classic Mini, a miniature replica of the Nintendo console released in 1985 comes with 30 pre-installed games is certainly a dream for all fans of this legendary console. She is out but it is currently very difficult to find her. Nintendo has promised to return soon, but will definitely be a hard-to-get Christmas gift.
You will enjoy a great time travel with 30 games including cult titles: Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy, Ghosts’n Goblins, Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda …
Design: A Collector’s Item
The Classic Mini is a reduced version of the NES. But it is above all a cosmetic replica since the front panel for loading the cartridge does not open and the connection is different: an HDMI port on the back for connection to a TV and a micro-USB jack for power.
The case itself is rather light, about the size of an Apple TV. It’s sort of the Nintendo version of the Sega, Atari, Namco, and other retro game boxes. found in toy stores.
One Wired Controller
The NES Classic Mini comes with only one controller although 16 of its games can be played by two. There are two controller ports. Again, the controller copies the design of his big sister, but with an annoying defect: the cable is really very short. Nintendo sells an extender, but you will probably need to leave your couch to sit on the floor near the TV.
Extras and Quirks
The NES Mini is equipped with a power button and a reset button on which you have to press each time you want to change the game. Indeed, there is no button on the joystick to return at the main menu. It is both curious and annoying because it takes every time to get up to go to press the box.
Games are listed in a menu with four titles for each title. So we can save a game at any time to resume later. But again, to save, you have to go press the reset button, no way to do it from the controller.
We can opt for 3 display modes:
-Cathodic filter: the sensations of an old TV with scan lines
-4: 3: the appearance of the original NES games, with a slight horizontal stretch
– Original definition: each pixel is a perfect square, so you see the game exactly as it was designed.
The games provided with the NES Classic Mini are really great. Some may seem to have taken a big shot of old. But anyone who loved the Nintendo 8-bit era will really enjoy it. The ticket to relive the great hours of video game console is really cheap. The passionate and nostalgic will have enough to garnish their Christmas tree.