Friday, 15 July 2016

Comments on the Mini NES

Nintendo just announced the Mini NES.It's basically a small flash drive with HDMI output and a couple of controller ports that holds 30 NES games. I  strongly suspect it's made out of repurposed Wii and WiiU parts. There isn't really much to say about the device itself. I think that as a way to purchase a pile of computer games to introduce to younger generations it's a good deal.

I would however like to talk a bit about the included games. Access to third party titles was apparentally something all the big publishers were okay with, so it has real potential to tell the whole story of the NES and showcase some highlights of a generation. For the most part, it does so. There's a few adjustments I'd like to make, as well as comments on the games I am okay with. The list is in alphabetical order, so let's just follow that!