Nintendo’s Mini NES is a missed opportunity

Mini NES

Outside the 30 games that came with Nintendo’s Mini NES console, there is no way you can put in additional ones. According to a report by Engadget, the device can’t connect to the internet or any other external storage devices. And no, the cartridge chamber doesn’t open either.

That means you’re stuck with the following preloaded games:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania ii: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts ‘N Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • 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

Yes, it’s a terrific line-up, especially with a device that costs only $60, but I can’t help but feel that this is a missed opportunity for the Kyoto-based console maker. Here are several reasons why:
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Kerbal Space Program is coming to consoles this week


Remember that goofy-yet-realistic space flight simulator for the PC called Kerbal Space Program? It was so good that NASA and businessman/engineer/inventor Elon Musk publicly expressed their love for the game.

According to Kerbal Space Program developer Squad, the game will be available in the U.S. via digital download on PlayStation 4 this July 12 and Xbox One on July 15.
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Destiny reviews are quite mixed


Before its shooter Destiny came out last week, Bungie, a game developer known for creating the Halo series, warned that early reviews of its new game won’t likely reflect the actual experience. Well, it’s been almost a week since Destiny’s release and the trickle of reviews have now turned into a steady stream of analyses. Here are some snippets from a few […]

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Alien: Isolation system specs revealed

Alien Isolation Xenomorph

You’re probably hoping that Alien: Isolation would be the great Alien game that Aliens: Colonial Marines never was. However, we’ll never know this for sure until the game is actually released. Fortunately, the wait isn’t too far off: according to developer Creative Assembly, Alien: Isolation has gone gold. Not only that–Creative Assembly has also revealed the system requirements for Alien: […]

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GTA V release dates for PS4, Xbox One, PC finally announced

GTA V Michael

It’s official: Grand Theft Auto V is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014. And finally, after a tumultuous wait (which involved a petition with more than 700,000 signatures), GTA V will arrive on the PC on January 27, 2015. According to Rockstar Games, these three versions of GTA V will […]

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Gears of War: Tactics gameplay leaked

Gears of War Tactics

In 2009, Microsoft gave Halo the real-time strategy treatment with Halo Wars. Apparently, Gears of War was supposed to be next. But there’s a twist: the aptly-named Gears of War: Tactics was going to be for the Kinect. VG Leaks recently got hold of some leaked footage for the game, but you’ll have to head on over there to see it. Based […]

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