Those that have splashed the cash on a number of NES titles on the Wii U Virtual Console may feel that although they're functional ROMs, they could be better. The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (NA) / Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL) should, however, have some advantages. It has multiple display modes and is specifically designed to show NES games at their best through HDMI; perhaps the Virtual Console should do that but... yeah, let's move on.

In any case, our fearless video man Alex played some classic games to compare the NES Mini's emulation with the equivalent Wii U Virtual Console downloads. Observe:

A pretty clear winner there; those that are particularly eager should be able to try it out for themselves from 11th November.