If you haven’t been in the video game loop, Nintendo recently announced the NES Classic Edition – a miniature version of the very first Nintendo Entertainment System gaming console. Not only does it hit you with its detailed authentic design of the past, the NES Classic uses a CRT filter to really bring in that nostalgic gameplay from the 80s.
The cool about this ‘new’ console is that it comes with 30 classic and iconic games already built in so you can play them on your modern television. Gradually, the folks at Nintendo have been providing some pretty cool details for the NES Classic.
For instance, there are three different display options when playing these games. One of them happens to be “pixel perfect” mode, which makes everything look a little crispier to adapt to your HDTVs or monitors. But of course, they won’t take up the entire screen, you’ll have to settle with a square format. Another mode will sharpen the visuals a little, yet keeping with the 4:3 aspect ratio of the original NES. Finally, there is the mode that adds the CRT filter to make it look like you’re playing the original NES.
The final mode is such a throwback, that it’ll even include scan lines as you used to see back in the day of the old tube TVs. Through movies and shows, we’ve seen plenty of creative people putting plenty of old school flavour to new projects. It’s also important to note that older content should be handled carefully. While the NES Classic doesn’t let you add onto the given 30 titles in the system, it will let you sort the games in many ways. For example, you’ll be able to separate them from single player titles to that of two player games. And obviously, there’s the option to organise the games in alphabetical, chorological or recently played categories.
The NES Classic Edition will be available in November that will cost around the same as a single game for the PS4 or Xbox One. It will be bundled with an HDMI cable and an NES-style controller. The latter can also be used with a Wii or Wii U to play Virtual Console games. You’ll be able to buy extra controllers for around $9.99, so you’re basically handing over a little over a Tk1,000. Well, that all depends where you’re getting it from.
We don’t want all of these ending up on eBay," says Nintendo of America’s David Young. "We do want to have these available, but a lot of it depends on the market. We know it’s going to be pretty popular, and we’re trying to account for that, but a lot of it will depend on what the consumers really do.