Nintendo Classic Mini NES Review: An Adorable Retro Gaming Treat

Feb 07, 2017 09:21 PM EST | Ed Saludes


Gaming aficionados had gone mad following the November 2016 release of Nintendo's crazy-cute Nintendo Classic Mini NES game console, which is commonly known as the NES Mini. The Japanese gaming giant released the device as filler between the demise of Wii U and the anticipation over the launch of the Nintendo Switch.

The device excited the gaming community for offering an affordable package that contains 30 games. The retro gaming console boasts of some of Nintendo's greatest games including "Super Mario World," "Street Fighter II Turbo," and "Final Fantasy III." The NES Mini has several minor problems, but this review will first highlight the device's plusses.

Express UK describes the $60 NES Mini as absolutely beautiful and adorable. It is so small that it fits into the palm of the hands. When compared to the original NES from the 1980s, 2016 version is smaller.

The website is positive about the controller for being a perfect replica of the original classic console. However, the wire for the Nintendo Classic Mini NES is ridiculously short. It praises the NES Mini for being pleasing to the eyes.

Tech Radar likes Nintendo's decision to add the NES Mini's two-button controller. It is almost near-perfect, with the Nintendo Classic Mini NES' responsive A and B buttons and the recreated color scheme.

One the issues of the Nintendo Classic Mini NES gaming console is the length of its controller which is just one-third of the length of the original. Players need to sit right up close the TV when using the NES Mini. Third-party companies addressed this annoying flaw by developing a wireless controller.

The Nintendo Classic Mini NES does not have a power adaptor in the box which is an issue that needs immediate attention. Other games installed in the Nintendo Classic Mini NES are "Balloon Fight," "Donkey Kong," "Dr. Mario," "Excitebike," "Ice Climber," and "Kid Icarus."

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