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Quick Look: NES Classic Edition

30 games, two dudes, one tiny little HDMI-supporting console.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Nov. 3 2016

Cast: Jeff, Dan

Posted by: Drew

213 Comments

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It's so tiny!

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Looking forward to this one. :)

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Even though I actually have an NES and most of these games, I still kinda want one?

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LOOK AT THAT TINY NES

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I really love the look of the box. It doesn't even try to pretty up NES-era graphic design.

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I've never been a Nintendo dude but I want one of these so much.

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MEMBA NINTENDO GAMES?

Also, this looks terrible.

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Those controller cable lengths are pretty short.

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Needs a puppy alongside it for true comparison, we don't know how big that hand is.

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But how do they fit 30 WHOLE NES GAMES in such a tiny box???

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would be funny if there is just a Raspberry Pi in this thing.

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Looks cool but it still got me to buy a Raspberry Pi when they announced it.

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It's so cute :)

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Edited By Foggen

I feel like Dan duck seasoned Jeff here. Or the other way around.

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@sammo21 said:

MEMBA NINTENDO GAMES?

Also, this looks terrible.

terrible?

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@cramsy: reminds me of something you'd buy for $10 on an endcap at a Target...which is probably what they're going for. I think this is indicative of how Nintendo has handled their classic titles in even the Virtual Console: half assed.

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@sammo21 said:

@cramsy: reminds me of something you'd buy for $10 on an endcap at a Target...which is probably what they're going for.

yup totally. seems to do what it needs to do. 'terrible' seems like a bit of exaggeration haha

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I'm DEFINITELY getting one of these.

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I pre-ordered one the day they announced it. Never had a NES.

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looking at the extreme basicness and or bad design of most nes games it's still completely incredible what nintendo was able to do in the 3 mario games.

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"I'm commander Gerstmann, and this is my favorite website on the Internet"

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@ehhh: Yeah, even SMB (1)'s quality taken against a huge majority of NES releases is just mind-blowing. 3 is nearly unfathomable.

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Mario is in bed with big turnip, I knew it all along.

#Followthemoney

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Barkerville.

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Googled "Mario eating meat" and found this:

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Just figured I'd share my findings.

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Always tough to see FF1 get skipped over (Save states would make for an enormous quality of life improvement) but this coverage really helps answer a lot of questions.

Man! No future downloads. Just brutal.

I went from "I'd really like for my kid to experience this as she becomes old enough" to "This is a $60 bundle of NES games and some sort of dead-end hardware."

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I never knew about the arrows in Excitebike... MIND BLOWN!

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Jeff knows the lyrics to Barkerville.

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Googled "Mario eating meat" and found this:

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Just figured I'd share my findings.

Someone out there needs to up the dose.

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I am very surprised they kept that take. Holy shit dudes. As someone born slightly later ('89) I experienced almost zero NES gaming and went straight to the SNES. Is this worth getting for someone with almost no nostalgia for 8 bit?

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I love FFX but listening to Jeff mocking it was the best.

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Dan doesn't like Kirby? the hell is wrong with him. Saying flying is too weird, and all games should all be sidescrollers like Mario? what kind of reasoning is this.

Old Dan yells at cloud

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Is Jeff's theoretically Patrick's ostensibly?

@canokama said:

Dan doesn't like Kirby? the hell is wrong with him. Saying flying is too weird, and all games should all be sidescrollers like Mario? what kind of reasoning is this.

Old Dan yells at cloud

You should know not to ever listen to any opinion Dan has of any video game.

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I think it's a shame the European version doesn't have a 50hz mode for nostalgia reasons.. I mean this is aimed at nostalgia, so you are gonna sell these games in a state that are way different than they remembered?

You can get the Twin Famicom HDMI modded, "only" about 200 dollars for the kit and installation.

Never before noticed that they try to do a very primitive parallax effect in excitebike, you can see the bleachers move slightly faster than the foreground track.

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@canokama: Dan loves Kirby, he's talked about how much he enjoyed Triple Deluxe before.

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Guys, Tecmo Bowl came before Tecmo Super Bowl, which was the NFL license version.

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Would be interested if the controller cable wasn't so short. Cool quick look though

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Whoa, the top of that box is just like the Switch logo but an NES. Wonder if that will factor into their VC stuff on the Switch.

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pre-ordered one of these the day it was announced with an extra controller. can't wait for it to be delivered

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I definitely mis-remembered how many old NES games used collecting Hearts for currency. This is some Berenst(e/a)in level retcon conspiracy.

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Great to go back to Barkerville in this one.

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@danryckert In case you're still curious, the sub-weapon energy in Ninja Gaiden is the character 忍, which is the 'nin' in 'ninja' (忍者). On its own the character means patience, self-restraint, and forbearance.

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Jeff knows the lyrics to Barkerville.

Barkerville. Going to Barkerville.

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Boy, the first minute of this video would have been reshot if it were for any other production. Giant Bomb keepin' it raw.

And did someone say Konami drums?

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@danryckert

Is it possible you played Ninja Gaiden 3 (though it sounds like you're describing Ninja Gaiden 2) at the 1990 Nintendo World Championships? The year matches up and they toured 29 U.S. cities before the finals in Dallas, I wouldn't be surprised if they did a Kansas City regional.

I competed in the Chicago regional and they absolutely had pre-release games there to play, my friend and I beat Double Dragon 2 on the show floor before the game was even out. Also they were demoing the NES Power Pad and I remember a kid fell and broke his arm playing it.

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haha this is great

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Barkerville!

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No, Jeff! Don't give two characters (OR MORE!?) the same name in Final Fantasy 1! I had to restart my FF1 playthrough way back in the day because of this grievous oversight, after hours of struggling to determine who was who.

This was after I struggled for hours trying to get to the Temple of Friends (just roll with it, ok). A team of four Black Belts got the job done, but once I discovered how to equip items I restarted with AAAA the Fighter, AAAA the Thief, a Red Mage, and a White Mage, and went on my way and got farther than I ever did, to the volcano dungeon.

Those were interesting times.

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Jeff  Staff

@foggen said:

Guys, Tecmo Bowl came before Tecmo Super Bowl, which was the NFL license version.

Tecmo Bowl carries the NFLPA license, so it originally had city names (but not team names) and player names.