Welcome to our guide for the NES Classic Edition. The new NES Mini looks exactly like the original Nintendo Entertainment System from 1985, except much smaller, and instead of using cartridges, there are 30 games pre-installed on the console. Enjoy beloved hits such as Super Mario Bros., Punch-Out!! and The Legend of Zelda. You can even play games like Tecmo Bowl and Double Dragon II with a friend, so long as you have a second NES controller, sold separately.
We’ll tell you everything about the NES Classic Edition, including where to buy the system on November 11, and some of the best cheats for games like Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest and Ghosts’N Goblins. We still have a few days before the console debuts on November 11, and we’ll update this hub with new features in the coming days.
NES Classic Edition Tips
- Each game has four slots so you can save your progress. While playing one of your favorite NES games, press the Reset button on the NES Classic Edition and then choose an available save slot.
- The NES Classic Edition controller has a three foot cord, but you can buy extension cords from Nyko and My Arcade. In fact, the My Arcade Extender Cable gives you 10 extra feet!
- You can view in-game manuals for each game, but you need to scan QR codes with your smart device.
- You can use the extension cables with your Wii Remote, allowing you to enjoy retro games on the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console.
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