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The newly-announced Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition has an AC adapter for the USB cable which is required to play. Unfortunately, it’s not included in the box if you’re in the UK. It’s also worth mentioning that the device is called “Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System” in Europe.

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Update 3: For those in the United States, Amazon’s placeholder page is now up here.


Update 2: It’s also now live on Amazon Germany. You can also find it on Amazon Italy with the retailer also taking pre-orders for the controller.


Update: Pre-orders now open on Amazon UK.


Nintendo has just announced the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, “a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console” that plugs into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The device, which launches on November 11 in North America and Europe, includes 30 NES games built in, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Kirby’s Adventure. It’ll retail for $59.99.

Here’s the full list of games:

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On Twitter, collector and games archivist Steve Lin has been sharing some interesting paperwork from the NES days. We have a look at the original news release above, and several other items below.

One document is for research Nintendo conducted in January/February of 1986. In it, it’s shown that R.O.B. was one of the leading reasons why kids were so interested in the console.


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Mashable recently had a chance to speak with Masayuki Uemura, the lead designer of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

At one point during the discussion, Uemura commented on how the name was settled on:

“We decided to put Entertainment in the middle. We thought we could maybe piggyback a little bit [on] the naming idea Atari had had, but put something with a little more dynamism and attraction in the middle. So that’s how it became the NES.”

Masayuki went on to discuss Atari – which had created a negative images of games – and how Nintendo wanted to go in a different direction.

The Nintendo Entertainment System is 30 years old today. In North America, the console launched on October 18, 1985.

There’s no question that the NES is a hugely important piece of gaming history. It’s what kicked off Nintendo’s line of consoles, and it also introduced some important franchises. I don’t think the Nintendo we know of today wouldn’t be the same without it!

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Did you know that the Famicom launched in Japan 32 years ago? The console debuted back on July 15, 1983, and it later came overseas as the NES. It’s because of the Famicom that we received hits such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and more.

Do you guys have a favorite Famicom/NES game? Let us know in the comments below.

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Star Tropics was an NES game that was about a kid named Mike Jones who was searching an island for his lost archeologist uncle.

Now while playing the game on an emulator Brad Smith, an avid gamer has discovered that some of the music tracks file size were too large and that some of them had an extra zero written in the line of code. He has now created a patch for download which can correct the problem if you are also playing the game on an emulator.

Check out the video below to hear the tracks.

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