The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (called Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe) has caused quite a stir since its announcement earlier this week - a budget Nintendo retro unit at $59.99 with 30 pre-loaded games is always likely to go down well. Its November release makes it a perfect festive treat, and some are already dreaming of future iterations that miniaturise more beloved consoles from days gone by.
It's an interesting concept, especially with the chosen naming conventions for the product being perfect for expansions in the future. The hype around it, and the inevitable bumper sales, will likely persuade Nintendo - if it hasn't already decided to do so - to go further and release more Classic Editions in the future.
The contenders are obvious, with the SNES seeming like a pretty safe bet at this stage. The Nintendo 64 could be interesting, especially as plug and play N64-like systems have already been sold by Nintendo in China for a number of years as the 'iQue' range. When we get to GameCube we're wondering whether we're getting over-ambitious but, on the flipside, that came out well over a decade ago and there's an eager audience that wants to play those games again (which has gone unsatisfied with the Wii U Virtual Console).
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Beyond that, what about handhelds? They wouldn't be 'mini' to the same degree as home console equivalents, but could nevertheless be slimmed down and modern iterations of the originals. A Game Boy / Color or Game Boy Advance Classic Edition with about 30 games pre-loaded, a modern (but still affordable) LED screen and a decent chargeable battery could go down extremely well. The famous Game Boy would sell in big numbers, we reckon, especially if it retains the style and visuals delivered by the Color systems.
Those are some thoughts, in any case, and as it's a Friday we thought we'd ask you what you think. Which of these systems would you most like to see as a 'Classic Edition' in the future? Sorry, Virtual Boy isn't an option.
It's a tough choice, but you can share your views in more details via the comments section, as always.
power glove mini. only suitable for dwarfs.
Virtual Boy please
It will be really great if the GB one pulled into the SNES one.
ALL OF THEM!!
but Super Nintendo would be a great one to do next.
a GBA that came preloaded with 10 GB, 10 GBC and 10 GBA games with eShop connectivity to download more would be awesome!!!
I said this on Twitter, but have the SNES Classic Edition bundled with all of the really popular and expensive RPGs on the SNES and it will sell really well, most definitely.
No Virtual Boy Mini?
I'm going with the N64 since I missed out on the system (and apparently it has some REALLY great games), plus I do feel like the GameCube is pushing it a bit.
A Game Boy mini would be pretty neat too.
We've never had an official re-release of SNES Star Fox, it's been twenty years since we played it in its actual super fx glory, roms have never emulated correctly SF. But even if SNES Mini is released it would probably not include SF.
A Super Nintendo one would be great.
snes or gamecube not n64
N64 with Harvest Moon
I think SNES would be irresistible. Super Mario World, A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts etc, all in 60Hz (is the NES Classic Edition 60Hz?) Could actually be better than Virtual Console!
N64 games are something I'd rather kept getting upgraded on Virtual Console or via true remakes, rather than an all-in-one system with them exactly as they were. Similar views with GameCube, although I prefer that system.
Game Boy... I'm not sure it had enough true classics, although others will disagree. Would still be tempted by a Pocket.
Game Boy Micro would be absolutely brilliant - Metroid Fusion, Zero Mission and Minish Cap, plus Final Fight One... but please include Ninja Five-O and Double Dragon Advance!
there already is a game boy mini, the game boy micro.
I have three Gameboy micros and I love every single one of them
The next logical release would definitely be a mini Super Nintendo. Imagine 30 of the best SNES games in one convenient package (Super Mario World, Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy IV and VI, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, etc.). That would easily be HUNDREDS of hours of retro goodness.
I can only pick one in the poll?
Seriously, all of them.
@Zekrom025 beat me to it!! It's the only Nintendo console I've never even tried, not sure they'd have 30 games to install though!?!
I'm surprised by the very few votes for the handhelds. A newer GB(C/A) with a better screen and a rechargeable battery would be awesome.
Even a Wii Mini seems like a good option, despite the fact a product with this name already exists. Every single one of these consoles has at least 3 dozens of excellent games that would make it worth purchasing a new version.
A Virtual Boy Collection Google Cardboard app makes a lot of sense to me. I'm not kidding.
I'd personally like a Gameboy one, though I guess that'd actually be the hardest. A "1X-In-1" SNES pack would be pretty nice, too. I highly doubt they could include as much as the NES one, though. I'm not even sure if Ninty has 30 SNES games on the VC, and a lot of the ones they do have are marketable enough on their own, unlike the NES. A 14-pack with 8 or so of the essentials and a couple lesser titles thrown in for about $80 still sounds like a good deal, with that in mind.
SNES. The End.
It will happen. We all know it. And when it does, owners of this item may be a little upset.
@adam9431 well jealous dude! It's the one game boy I don't have for my collection, I refuse to pay over the odds for that little beauty.
The N64 was the console of more of my formative years, but the SNES is definitely the way to go.
The SNES by a mile. I personally find the NES to be a bit too dated, since I've grown up in the times of hand holding video games. I just couldn't get into classic NES games like the original Zelda and Metroid. However, I've started playing some SNES games recently, like Super Metroid, and they're really good! A mini SNES console with lots of preloaded games is therefore easily the most appealing of all of the choices here. I find that the N64 is too dated in terms of controls, all of the good games on there have been remastered o a higher quality, but you just can't do that with SNES games. I really want to try out more of them, so a console collection like this would be perfect for me
@plug313 I would definitely like to see that on store shelves.
I just want an N64 controller I can plug into my Wii Remote. A mini N64 would be incredible though.
SNES and Gameboy. I'll honestly be surprised if this goes beyond the N64 (assuming Nintendo decides to do more of these, of course).
@ULTRA-64 I'm sorry to hear. I haven't opened the Famicom one yet
All of them.
I would like to see a SNES miniature. I already have an SNES classic controller from club Nintendo. I think that would be the ideal next step. When it comes to retro games, I think the 8 and 16 bit consoles are the most popular.
I would also like a Mega Drive miniature from Sega (rather then third party) with the six button controllers. If these could also plug into Wii remotes then they could be used on Wii U if Mega Drive games come to the eshop.
Snes and n64 but with cartridge slot for original games and the 64dd titles included (always wished for fzero x editor)
Vote N64 but as ever would depend on games. Can't imagine Snowboard Kids, Fighters Destiny or GoldenEye making the cut.
I think we'll see SNES / N64 remix before we see a mini console though.
GBA for me. The GBA could come with all sorts of different game series, and maybe even some special non-Nintendo games, like Sonic, Crash and Spyro. Plus, you can't go wrong with Pokemon, Zelda, and Mario! The N64 wouldn't be bad, either.
A pre-backlit Game Boy with Game Boy Camera built in.
I would love a SNES mini. As cool as the NES classic is, my 8-bit heart belongs to my Commodore 64 I'm afraid. Now...bring those games back to the bloomin VC pls!!!!
SNES, mainly because the New 3DS eShop has so few of the games on it.
They should release a new one every year, in the order that they were originally released.
How can we choose only 1. SNES, N64 and Gamecube for me. Nintendo could combine the handhelds together in a new handheld device.
N64. The Wii VC had 21 games. That would be perfect.
SNES just because it's the best system ever. But my old SNES still works.
I loved my SNES but I never had a Gameboy love to get the chance to finally buy my own
I hope the SNES mini comes out within 6 months after the NES mini, I hope North America starts taking preorders for NES mini soon, I also hope poor Japanese gamers will get their Famicom Mini announced in Japan soon.
@Yorumi Don't you see!? It's because they're not hard to find that people want Mini versions of them!
Definitely the Super NES but also want a N64 and GameCube ones too.
I didn't grow up with a SNES, I went through my first seven years on this planet with the NES (and a GameBoy, but only had 3 games for it for the longest time), so I'd love to finally have one.
I went with N64 but I honestly wanted to pick all of the consoles haha.
everyone wants the SNES, I agree, but We probably won't get all the games we want, that list will never be good enough.
I'd actually like to see one with the Color TV-Game or the old Arcade games. They're hard to come bqck and costs thousands of dollars, so putting them out there would both give most players new experiences and sell like ice cream during the summer.
The 64 because it is rubbish on modern TVs!
@adam9431 I wouldn't be able to resist
I'm more of a gamer than a collector personally.
60Hz SNES model for the win...Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Zelda, Donkey Kong Country....drooling.
@sandman89 The picture was awful on the N64. I was spoiled by having an RGB SCART 50/60Hz switched Megadrive and Saturn back then, to suddenly go to that muddy mess...I think it might have been a major factor behind me not really feeling the N64. Saying that though a friend of mine had an RGB model which was vastly superior.
I want something portable. If it had Game Boy and Game Boy Color games and also a HDMI (just to play them on a big screen!) it would be a fantastic system.
Then even more people can play Super Smash Bros Melee, an experience for literally everyone.
(And Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, underrated game imo)
SNES for me, it's the one system as a kid I missed out on. Even though I do own a good amount of SNES VC games, I wouldn't mind having it. Also, N64 would be nice even though I already have a good collection of those games. I would like to see the line up for that, and a selling point for me would it would have to have smash bros and mario kart 64, just so I can hook it up to a big screen without moving my whole n64 set up.
Snes or N64; I already have the Game Boy games I want and the Gamecube is too recent.
@Zekrom025 Virtual Boy is the only real answer
@NintyFan it truly wouldn't be the same without the
I voted 'SNES' but I would like to have chosen 'All of the Above'.
@WiltonRoots I've tried everything to get mine working on my hdtv with no success. Some games are fine and others are awful!I've still got my old tv that I have saved just for the 64 but it's a big ugly thing😂
Why can't you answer none? All of these games are available on the virtual console. This is just a cheap cop-out by Nintendo because they don't have any new releases this Christmas. I don't understand why people are so excited about this.
A mini ROB?(not the amiibo!)
Nintendo 64 and Gamecube please. The rest don't have enough games I like.
I want Super Famicom and N64 but I voted N64 on the (correct) assumption that the SNES will get plenty of votes without my help.
Why is it a cheap cop out? Nintendo have no games to release this Christmas because they put all their resources into NX.
I don't think people will buy this because they have nothing to play. I'm not stuck for games. I have backlog as long as my arm. I personally think it's super cool and I want it. 😊
Screw nintendo, i want a Sega Saturn!
@sandman89 I got rid of my Sony CRT this year...monster of a thing but the picture was so juicy....
N64 classic mini, where you can use your old games
Mini Game Boy when?
Hands down the N64 for me, with the SNES being a close second. Gamecube can still be played on the Wii, but in all honesty I would likely want to pickup any and all that were released. I think its a great idea especially if the HDMI output quality is improved over the original hardware.
Above all, the SNES. It's not even close with any of the other consoles for me personally—and if done right, I might even consider buying one myself (although, not if it costs more than £50).
But, if they're going to lock down these systems and only have a set number of games, with no more added later (and no option to use original SNES carts either), I'd want a lot more games in there—closer to a hundred than thirty. Also, I'd like the controllers to allow optional wireless or wired play (you would simply attach or detach the bundled cable depending on preference). And, I'd like to see an AC adapter in the box too. Lastly—and given the NES design, I know this isn't going to happen—I'd rather the console itself didn't just look like an exact shrunken down replica of the original SNES (that's just a tacky and cheap way of going about it imo).
Nintendo could have one additional sale on its hands here—IF IT DOES IT RIGHT.
Note: One thing that I personally think is basically more important than anything else in these mini systems, however, is that the visuals and sound have to be perfect; they cannot be stretched, desaturated, or distorted in any way from the originals. They basically have to look as good as the originals ever could look, although having options to maybe set the display to a few different modes is fine—as long as there's at least one setting that makes these games look basically perfectly emulated. Without this, I will never buy any of these systems; I'd simply prefer to play them emulated on my PC instead, for free.
@Yorumi I think if anything a device like the NES Classic Edition will just get people more interested in retro gaming. It provides a good assortment of games but leaves many out. For example you get Mega Man 2 and the first Final Fantasy, but the rest can't be played on this system. So that leaves emulators (an imperfect alternative) or the original console with actual cartridges. Obviously Nintendo won't be releasing a Nintendo 64, Gamecube, SNES, GBA, or even GBC with all of their best games included. But at a $60 price point it's pretty impressive. Plus the fact that it includes an original NES style remote you can play Wii or Wii U VC titles with is pretty cool. So the NES Classic Edition or any future editions are not an all in one solution, but a pretty cool collectible for a decent price.
@Yorumi You are righr but actually the original system (n64 particularly) looks pretty bad on new tv and the nes/snes cannot be used on the new model that are missing the analogic tv tuner and the scart connector
In order of "want" from top to bottom"
GBA/GBC (Just combine them, seeing as the GBA played GBC games anyway, and maybe even include some original GB games too)
But, if they're going to do the GBA/GBC/GB thing, I think they'd be better off just literally re-releasing the likes of the GBA SP for fifty bucks (with and improved screen and longer battery life, just because), and maybe with some kind of new digital flash cart that lets you simply download new games from a store kiosk or something.
If, however, they're simply gonna do it similarly to the NES mini, make it a GBA mini that comes bundles with 30 GB games, 30 GBC games, and 30 GBA games, and improve on the screen and battery life of the original, for fifty bucks—I would likely buy that too.
Again, as I always say, there's a way Nintendo could really do this right—in each and every case—and that's what I'd like to see.
I have every single console on this list, but I would certainly buy again a N64 and a SNES.
Virtual Boy, easily. It's the only Nintendo system I don't have, and I have many notable games for the other ones. Plus, you could easily fit the whole library on one unit.
@plug313 This, but I'd want way more than ten games from each system. I'd genuinely want at least 30 of each. If Sega can put 80 games on its Genesis mini, then Nintendo can manage at least 90 games across it's GB/GBC/GBA handhelds on a new GBA mini. Tis only fair and right.
@Krisi lol The Virtual Boy doesn't even have 30 games.
While I'd most want to see the SNES library getting the treatment, I feel the N64 actually needs it more.
If Nintendo did an N64 mini, I think these might be included. Although some are unlikely. I've left out a fair few 3rd party games that I would love to see as I know there's even less chance of them getting a rerelease than the ones I've listed.
Castlevania Legacy of Darkness
Conkers Bad Fur Day
Diddy Kong Racing
Donkey Kong 64
Dr Mario 64
Excite Bike 64
Harvest Moon 64
Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards
The Legend of Zelda Majorcas Mask
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
Pilot Wings 64
Sin and Punishment
Super Smash Bros
Wave Race 64
GameCube. Is my favorite Nintendo console of all time. Would be nice to have a GBC as well but with the option to play on TV too.
@KLZ Yeah, wouldn't it be awesome if we got a SNES mini and Star Fox was one of the games? And Yoshi's Island too, as another utterly amazing SNES game that used the FX chip.
Probably won't happen.
But, I can hope. . . .
N64,snes and a gameboy edition please. Even with the limitations these make great christmas gifts. I am considering buying the nes classic for my mom. She games regularly but she adores the nes.
SNES but with all the games.
Logically SNES, but I'd vote for N64 since the controller is so unusual and emulation has proven a challenge.
@Kirk I know, that's what I'm saying.
Does anyone know how to pre-order this in the U.S.?
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I think that the Club Nintendo logo on the SNES classic controller box would still hold merit for collects though.
I'd honestly love a Game Boy that looked like the classic grey brick. I loved that thing, but never got one. I settled for a purple Color for my first GB system, which of course I loved very much, but I'd love to have another chance at the original article!
Super NES with Super Metroid, Starfox, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario World, and Kirby Super Star included.
I think the Snes will be next if this will be a big hit for Nintendo,which I think it will be ; )
which of those 30 games are for 2 players?
Give me a SNES with Mario, Zelda, Street Fighter II and Chrono Trigger and I'm sold!
Wii Mini... wait a sec...
I vote PC Engine!! The original one was already miniature, though. Seriously, it has to be the SNES, and I have mixed feelings toward that system. If they do it, I'd prefer they ignore the existence of the North American case and only do a Super Famicom version.
I just want to play the games. I don't need something similar to the original console just to add nostalgia.
Nintendo 64 is the best console ever made by Nintendo.
@Krisi I gets ya.
all of them. next year snes and so on.
but 64 is my top choice because is one of the most difficult systems to emulate. that's my main reason, it's why I haven't yet sold those little cartridges. and I really want to play the n64 with hdmi.
Super Nintendo is a must, if only for an affordable SNES compatible Wiimote controller, or just release the controller and not the system. I have A LOT of VC games on the Wii and I would prefer the old controller design as opposed to a Gamecube controller like I use now.
Gamecube disc itself is mini DVD. Hopefully full physical reading, no need use Gamecube Memory card (Saved internally) , Region FREE without Free Loader, HDMI port and still can use original Gamecube controller.
SNES definitely! Some of the games could be;
Super Mario World
Super Mario RPG
Earthworm Jim 1&2
Pocky and Rocky 1&2
Breath of Fire 1&2
Kirby Dreamland 3
Secret of Mana
Battletoads in Battle Maniacs
Are there any I forgot?
Game Boy Advance Third
Game Boy Deluxe with GB and GBC games.
I've never owned an N64 or Game Cube so I'd like to play those too.
@BranJ0 I agree completely, I grew up primarily on the N64 and Gamecube along with a few gems on the SNES so the NES-era games are a bit too dated for me. It's hard to get into NES classics like the original Metroid or Zelda when so many of their conventions (such as password systems) are outdated, as well as the fact that their SNES sequels are a lot more approachable. As such, it's unlikely that I'll grab one of these NES boxes (despite the price being very reasonable), though I would snap up an SNES mini in a heartbeat!
@Tempestryke Pretty solid list, but you forgot FF3, aka FFVI, arguably the best in the series imo.
I want a full sized SNES that can play cartridges too.
Obviously (sarcasm), a mini version of the Nintendo Wii
Sales will determine whether or not Nintendo continues to release similar products. Nostalgia is always an ally of Nintendo and the NES and SNES generation go together. Much like the N64/GC, Wii/WiiU etc. If the NES sells very well, I'm sure it wont be a stretch to see the SNES the following Xmas. Having the product launch at Xmas is extremely important from a Nostalgia/Marketing angle.
The guys over at IGN made an interesting point about emulation. Are they using what is currently on the Wii U VC or are they going to improve that. Some of the games look compressed - Jose Otero.
@Tempestryke The SNES had some excellent fighting games like Super Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. I'd like to see those on the list. I may be in the minority but I spent hundreds of hours playing Sim City.
The N64 just because TETRISPHERE, EXCITEBIKE 64, and PILOTWINGS 64 have not touched the VC yet!!!
Ninty needs to make a GB/GBC/GBA to tv console!
There already is a WiiNi
Maybe the the game boy versions as 3D (3DS) or HD (mobile) game collections, I mean they were already portable and small enough, I dont really see the point for a hardware release on this ones.
I'd like Nintendo to do one of these for the GBA, and use newly-manufactured AGS-101 screens so modders can have a fresh supply of screens to extract for OG GBA screen mods
Nintendo is definitely cashing in on the Pokemon Go mania with this NES rehash. Around the world, the old gaming nostalgia is kicking in at the moment. During Xmas, this console will make more money than Wii U in the last 5 years.
You can easily make this console yourself with a Raspberry Pi, emulator and roms.
Oh! I can't believe I forgot SF and MK! Love those games.
I want a SNES mini with Earthbound as one of the games.
Game Boy/Color for me.
You'd have to be able to trade and battle Pokemon and transfer em to 3DS/NX tho.
I have always wanted an N64 controller to plug into the Wii with the same design except and with an improved analog joystick. On the other hand I've found I prefer how the games look on my 24" CRT through svideo from my actual N64 and would prefer they release the updated controller for that instead. Ideally I would like both. Along with replicas of the other systems pads for use on the Wii. I'm honestly more excited about the $10 controller than the NES mini. Time to finally buy Lost Levels.
A Famicom Disk System Mini and a 64DD Mini.
A new Game Boy Color with backlight and rechargeable battery would be a dream come true. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
A GBA SP is fine and all, in fact, its the definitive iteration of the Game Boy, but I just can't resist the form factor of the original model.
I've been calling it that since it was first announced.
I'd love the Virtual Boy, although given the history of it I'd settle for a remake of VB Wario Land for the 3DS.
A VR system featuring Nintendo's 60s love hotels. Create your own scenarios. Fun for all the family!
But seriously, I'm not too bothered by these mini consoles, because emulators and original hardware. But I'd go for a GameCube one if anything. They haven't re-released most GameCube games and the smaller core collection of titles would actually fit this format quite well.
Nintendo's SNES games are to precious to Nintendo too put on a compilation console. Unless now with 2 great company presidents passing has given the company more freedom to do things the company would not have done in the past.
It all depends on how much money they make with the NES mini. Maybe at the end of NX's lifespan.
Mini N64 !!
@GH05T snes all the way mate... and maybe they can finally emulate starwing (starfox) and yoshis island
I guess the Wii don't count, a wee Wii.
Snes pal and American two versions and N64 would be amazing .
As long the SNES and N64 versions won't be any more expensive, then they should do 'em.
But I'm still not fond of the idea of a closed box with no cartridge slot or upgradeability...
Where is the option for ALL OF THEM?
@Meowpheel still my favourite!
SNES next, or maybe Game Boy..
N64 will be a struggle to get 30 games for, looking at both the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console. And it wouldn't make that much sense without some real classics and some of its best selling titles like GoldenEye.
SNES and Game Boy on the other hand could easily be filled with classics.
I'd personally like to see all of their classic consoles upgraded to HDMI with gamepad/pro controller support. But I'd like to have the ability to put in the cartridge or disc, or have some way to run our own ROMs on it.
@ThomasBW84 I'm not sure if this is newsworthy but there's a couple new discounts on My Nintendo, in the UK at least. There's Earthbound Beginnings for Wii U and Hana Samurai for 3DS.
I voted N64, mainly because the Wii and Wii u have only a VERY short selection of N64 games. But it won't happen, Nintendo hates N64.
SNES is a better console than N64, but the N64 was/is underrated and has a lot of hidden gems, and the emulator still not perfect.
The most notable absence from the VC has been the original Yoshi's Island. A SNES with that, please. Please please please.
SNES. Maybe then I'll get to play Saturday Night Slammasters again.
As I'm on my way to getting a whole pal snes set. I still want a snes mini. I can take it when I go travelling. 😊
Even though I doubt it's on the cards, all I've ever wanted is a Game Boy which lets you download games to it. Something about the size and thickness of a smartphone, with a big screen and buttons. I see how small the GB Micro was and wonder how much thinner that could be with no cartridge slot. I'd say it's too small because the screen is tiny but this was 10 years ago and I'd love to see what they could do with the technology we have today.
But SNES Mini next is a must.
Id want a classic wii U mini!
I think if the NES mini does well, Nintendo will do a SNES version eventually.
Would love to see N64 and Gamecube versions as well.
Snes definitely and n64 because the n64 is a pain even for a decent rgb signal.
Not bothered about the gamecube (although I would still buy one) because I can play all my cube games through the wii and with component cables it looks pretty good anyway, also the wii isn't exactly taking up much room.
SNES is the obvious choice, but even though I have all the Gamecube games I could want, five consoles of which four with LAN adapters and 2 with Game Boy Players, and 18 controllers (16 regular, a Wavebird, and the Smash Bros 4U one), and plenty of NGC-GBA link cables, I voted Gamecube. People don't seem to fully appreciate the awesomeness of the cube, and it could help bring back the amazing 16-player MKDD LAN play, Pacman VS, Four Swords Adventures, FFCC, Timesplitters, 1080°, and some of the best single player games as well, like Eternal Darkness, Killer7,..
If any system deserves a second go, with lower costs to fully take advantage of all its features, it's the cube. And every Nintendo system after that, because so many great games flew under the mainstream radar. Not that they'd do it right, it'd probably be a first-party-only no-disc no-LAN no-GBA-link re-release... So flea-markets and retro-stores are a better bet.
If this is cheap software emulation, then all of the "consoles" should be on Wii U/NX instead of releasing multiple toys.
@Kirk " lol The Virtual Boy doesn't even have 30 games".
Virtual Boy games should already be on 3DS Virtual Console. What are they waiting for?
I would love a N64 remake.
So hard to pick between N64 and SNES. That was tough but I ended up going with N64 just because I have no way to play those games again without going out and getting an N64 and a controller likely with a crappy analog stick. SNES on the other hand can be played through Wii... Wii U... Emulation.... Yeah, N64 but I hope SNES too.
The SNES please if it comes with Street Fighter 2 turbo and Super SF2! Oh and Super Mario World.....
None of the above included, no buy for me.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Yes it will be a little sad but I would be more than happy to pick up another couple of those pads! keep one or two boxed (again) and use the one thats included.
A dual screen, Game and Watch Classic edition with every Game and watch game ever released included.
@VanillaLake I totally agree. Before the 3DS was even released, I thought it was surely a given that we'd get at least a couple of VB games on the 3DS VC. But, this is Nintendo we're talking about.
their wasn't an option for all of them, but i do want Gamecube, N64 and SNES to have these Mini Release
@Kirk I don't know if you have watched them, but there are 3D videos of Virtual Boy games that you can play on Nintendo 3DS and the games look perfectly fine, the 3D effect is awesome (Wario Land, at least). There's no technical limitation for these games to play and look great on 3DS but, as you said, we are talking about Nintendo, so logic and common sense is not necessarily part of the equation.
Wii Mini. Only make it great instead of the horrible mess that was the first Wii Mini.
SNES and Gameboy, then any order they like!
We can only vote for one? SNES, N64, and GBA would all be great.
All of them, basically
Ivoted for the GBA. But only because they could redo the first GBA with a sharper, bigger backlit screen. Built in games is a feature best served on a handheld. I'm not going to invest in an NES or SNES Classic with a Wii and 200$ of VC games in my living room. Particularly when the controller is going to be wired into the system.
It would be alot lighter and slimmer, after getting rid of the battery door and traditional compartment.
This makes me want Sony to partner with Square and do a PS Mini with all the classic RPGs. Now that Enix would be along for the ride, you'd get all the DQs, FFs, Star Oceans, not to mention all the hidden gems.
Nes classic 2 with contra, double dragon and tecmo basketball.
@VanillaLake Yeah, I watched some footage of these games in stereoscopic 3D and they look cool, especially the Wario Land game (which also plays really well too), and I think it's daft that Nintendo hasn't put a bunch of these on the 3DS virtual console already for a couple of bucks a piece. This is the kind of thing I talk about when I say Nintendo is just falling short with the full potential of stuff like this.
I voted Super Nintendo, but I also think the GBC/GBA would make more sense to do next than either the N64 or GC. N64 games largely look terrible by modern 3D standards, so I think this one really would be for the hardcore fans and collectors only, and I'm not sure GC is quite retro enough to count yet. I expect Nintendo is going for systems it will actually be able to sell for this $50 price with 30 or so bundled games; I don't see that happening with a Game Cube Classic Edition, which basically defeats the point of putting it out in that case.
Here ya go: In terms of the console in this Kickstarter below just being the controller with the games built directly into it, this is actually more the kind of thing I was thinking might make sense as a "NES Classic Edition" than what what we currently have:
I personally don't really see the point of the console box if the games are all going to be built into the console anyway and you also can't add anymore after the fact. The only thing it needs to work out is how to tell if another controller is in use for two player games.
It's actually the kind of thing I've been thinking about "designing" myself, especially after I came up with this mockup for a retro NES style controller for the Nintendo Video System console that's in development:
I imagined it being a little self-contained console that could be used wirelessly (maybe with an option cable you can use to play wired) with a small dongle you plug into the TV to allow you to display the games, and with some way to get digital games onto it (possibly allowing homebrew developers to release new titles on it in the future too). But that was about as far as I got.
@dizzy_boy Animal Crossing (N64 version) was never release in the west regions, and thus very unlikely well get it. and Nintendo might not want to to give this game a 2nd translation as they already did that for the NGC version. but not a bad list for N64 Games. all of which i be ok with getting
Definitely SNES. That library. Seriously, here's a selection of 30 games from the library that doesn't even cover everything:
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Kirby Super Star
Super Mario Kart
Super Castlevania IV
Street Fighter II Turbo
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy IV
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 3 Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
Mega Man X
Mega Man X2
Mega Man X3
Secret of Mana
Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
TMNT IV Turtles in Time
Mortal Kombat II
Two glaring omissions are of course Star Fox and SMW2: Yoshi's Island, but unfortunately I doubt they'd be included due to whatever the issue is with the SuperFX chip. There's also Killer Instinct, which really depends on whether Microsoft is willing to go along with it and whether Nintendo wants to bother.
@MysteryAozz I forgot to check the region listing on that one. I used the wiki page to remind of what games the N64 had, then wrote down what I thought were most likely to get released, even with the 3rd party games.
Although I had a few games in mind that I know would be unlikely, but were a few of my favourite games on the system.
Star Wars episode 1 racer
Mortal Kombat trilogy
Killer Instinct Gold
V Rally 99
Micro Machines 64
SNES for sure. I think GC would have too many technical hurdles. The handhelds would look strange on a modern HD TV. And let's just consign N64 to history!
SNES would be my first choice. Biggest issue I see with an N64 mini is the fact we would miss out on all the amazing RareWare games
I would much rather see these games released on the VC's. Prefereably with cross buy, and they need to have all the games they currently have released right away on new consoles, like the NX.
I agree. Or at least include some Virtual Boy games on a Gameboy anniversary system.
aka, 50% off eshop games. This thing doesn't open or play NES cartridges, or have any way to add games beyond the 30 it comes with. I'm a huge Nintendo fan, but the original NES on ebay seems like a better bargain.
@Mahe What do you mean by making it great? The Wii Mini is basically just similar to this thing but without internet and built in games.
SNES CLASSIC ALL THE WAY:
WITH THE FOLLOWING TITLES:
SUPER MARIO ALLSTARS
SUPER MARIO WORLD
A Link to the Past
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 3 Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
Mega Man X
Mega Man X2
Mega Man X3
Secret of Mana
Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
I think the Gameboy Classic Edition should have these features:
-Have the same saving features as the NES Classic Edition
-Have a backlit screen while still having the games in black-&-white with green coloring that the console is known for
-Have the model be shaped after the Gameboy Pocket with all different kinds of colors (or get a special original model Gameboy version which costs more, but is a great collectors item)
-Have wireless connectivity to other Gameboys for multiplayer & digital TVs to play the games on it with added color like it's a Super Gameboy
-Have a rechargeable battery that can charge through a USB cable
and these would be the games:
2. Dr. Mario
3. Super Mario Land
4. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
5. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
6. Pokemon Red/Blue (you will get one of these randomly)
7. Mario's Picross
8. Operation C
9. Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters
10. Final Fantasy Adventure
11. Megaman V
12. Wave Race
14. Ninja Gaiden Shadow
15. Donkey Kong 94'
16. Donkey Kong Land
17. Donkey Kong Land 2
18. Donkey Kong Land 3
19. F-1 Race
20. the Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
21. Metroid II: the Return of Samus
22. Kid Dracula
23. Gargoyle's Quest
24. Tetris Attack
25. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
26. Final Fantasy Legend II
27. Kirby's Dream Land
28. Kirby's Dream Land 2
29. Pinball: Revenge of the Gator
30. Street Fighter II
(I would put Trip World in this, but it wasn't released in USA, so... yeah)
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