Nintendo's brilliant play for nostalgic gamers

Brace yourselves, children of the '80s and '90s: The NES Classic Edition is almost here

It's back!
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Brace yourselves, children of the '80s and '90s. Nintendo has a bead on you as surely as you once did on Bowser, and it's less than a month from striking. The agent of its seduction? The NES Classic Edition.

For those who missed the news in July, Nintendo is introducing a throwback system that might as well be a DeLorean programmed to send its first fans back to their childhoods. It looks like the original Nintendo Entertainment System, albeit smaller — it could fit into the palm of your hand. It comes with that familiar, red-buttoned A-B controller (the second has to be bought separately). And it's pre-loaded with 30 games including greatest hits like Metroid, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and the first three Super Mario Bros. games.

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