What was it Elton John used to sing? “That you lived your life like a candle in the wind”. Well, those words might now be as apt for the NES Classic Edition Mini Console as it was for John’s muse, Marilyn Monroe. A Nintendo spokesperson went on record to tell Eurogamer that, “We can confirm that we are no longer manufacturing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System” They went on to further explain that, “If production resumes in the future, an update will be posted on the official Nintendo website”
The NES Classic Edition was a surprise announcement and was an immediate hit when it was released on November 10, 2016. It was a shrunk down version of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System that gamers of a particular vintage have very fond memories of. It came preloaded with 30 titles and plugged directly into your TV. Demand was so high at the time of launch that Nintendo had to promise additional shipments would be made available ahead of the Christmas rush.
Recently in the news word was that the NES Classic Edition would be discontinued in both North America and Japan. This latest news related to Europe means that effectively the console has been discontinued worldwide for the foreseeable future. That means you might have to dust off some cartridges the next time you want to play any of the following classic titles.
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Dr. Mario
- Final Fantasy
- Ghosts’N Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- Super C
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Tecmo Bowl
- The Legend of Zelda
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
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