NES Classic Edition is Perfect for Friends and Family

Nintendo’s retro system will make you the life of the party.

When it comes to Nintendo’s upcoming NES Classic Edition system, we can’t help but feel nostalgic. Many of us grew up in the 80s and 90s with NES consoles. We challenged friends to beat high scores, teamed up to defeat Bowser in Super Mario Bros. 3 and read issues of Nintendo Power magazine to find the best tips. Yes, we also blew into a few dusty cartridges to make them work.

Well, the NES is back… sort of. The NES Classic Edition is a pintsized version of the iconic system from 1985, but don’t go into the attic in search of your NES collection. Nintendo put 30 of the most popular NES games inside of the system. The list includes incredible games like the original Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Excitebike and the lesser-known but still awesome StarTropics. Ah, memories!

Although it perfectly resembles the NES from the 80s, you cannot insert games into the cartridge slot. Thankfully, you won’t need one of those old and heavy CRT televisions. Simply plug the HDMI cable into your flat (or curved) screen and you’re good to go!

Available on November 11 for $59.99, the NES Classic Edition is a retro blast from the past that your friends and family will love. We can’t wait to play because…

NES Classic Edition Brings People Together

This is the ultimate conversation starter. Bring out the NES Classic Edition on Thanksgiving and everyone will crowd around the TV. No offense to the Dallas Cowboys’ annual holiday game, but we’re always down for a little Tecmo Bowl on turkey day.

Two-Player Gets People Involved

The NES Classic Edition comes with one controller, but you can buy another one separately for $9.99 to enjoy two-player games, including Dr. Mario and Pac-Man. As we all know, Double Dragon 2 is better with a friend.

Perfect for all Ages

You don’t need to worry about violent content with the NES Classic Edition. Sure, some of the games let you attack enemies with a sword and shoot them with guns, but none of these titles feature unsettling images. Learn more about the NES Classic Edition from Nintendo.

Time to Buy

Unfortunately, we can’t pre-order the NES Classic Edition online yet, but Nintendo should make the systems available in the near future. You can also call around to local stores to see if they accept pre-orders.

Do you plan to buy the NES Classic Edition for yourself or as a gift? What is your favorite video game memory with friends and family?