Nintendo NES Classic Edition: Product Review

NES Classic2

Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! So if you follow me on Twitter, or Instagram (if you don’t you totally need to) you know that I picked up the NES Classic Edition last Friday. I bought one last year for someone as a Christmas gift way over price. This time I wanted to get for me and I am happy to report that I got it for the MSRP of $59.99. So after playing around with it for a night I wanted to give you my impressions on the device, what additional accessories you should invest in for it, and what additional games to put on it if you plan on hacking/modding it.

So it is pretty much just the same thing that Nintendo had put out two years ago. Only comes with one controller (which is 3 feet), 30 games, HDMI cable, micro usb cable, and power brick. When I bought the thing at Target they only had a few controllers that they were selling separately. That’s a load of crap in my opinion. And I’m sure the cord is only 3 feet too if you buy that one. There are some 3rd party options out there that you could look into if you want an additional controller. If you do get lucky and score an additional controller I recommend getting the extension cords of at least 6 feet. If you have an SNES Classic you can use those controllers. That’s also another option. It’s Nintendo hardware and it all works regardless of what you plug it into. I still wonder why Nintendo just didn’t make them wireless. If you want wireless controllers 8Bitdo is the way to go. They got some pretty nice ones coming out just for the NES Classic. I’ll put some links to that at the end of this post.

It also still amazes me that Nintendo just doesn’t put wifi on this thing and let you connect to the Nintendo eShop. That single board computer that is running these games is pretty much a Raspberry Pi 3 without the wifi. Nintendo I feel could be making a killing if they had an eShop where people could buy more games. I’ve never seen a company that just likes to pass on simple ways to make money. They could even go further and sell the old NES Zappers and have you download Duck Hunt. That could make a bunch of fans happy but NO! They don’t want to that. Instead if you want to add games you’ll just have to hack it (which is pretty easy). But unfortunately you won’t be able to play Duck Hunt, Wild Gunman or any other games that required the Zapper.

Now the 30 games that come with the NES Classic remain the same. Nothing was changed at all. If you want to see a list of the games click here. However if you are a fan of the NES back in the day I’m sure you would be itching to put some games on there that you grew up on. Feel free to let me know in the comments below if you plan on adding additional games. And if you do what games will they be. Here’s a list of a few games I’ve added since hacking mine.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
  • Tetris
  • Bomberman
  • RoboCop
  • Contra
  • Paperboy
  • River City Ransom

Hopefully that gives you some ideas on what you would like to add to yours. If there is enough interest I’m willing to write a tutorial on how to hack your NES Classic. Hacking your SNES Classic is the same process.

Anyway I know that you could play all of these games easily on emulators. Your cell phone can more than likely run NES games. But for me and I’m sure a lot of other gamers out there it is the whole nostalgia factor and the fact that it is Nintendo hardware. Nintendo prouduced this plug and play. Not no 3rd party company. So are you going to pick up the NES Classic? Let me know in the comments below. I recommend it. Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! Remember that TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORES! Thanks for reading folks and soon you’ll be playing power…… or super power! LOL!

8Bitdo N30 2.4G Wireless Gamepad for NES Classic Edition – NES

2 thoughts on “Nintendo NES Classic Edition: Product Review

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s