From the first mention of the NES Classic I was in. 30 amazing NES games in HD that hook up to your modern TV? Hell yes. Nintendo is known for producing good quality stuff but we didn't know how it would look in person or what the user interface would be... until now. Nintendo has launched a new commercial with a song that sounds like Don't You Want Me by The Human League which basically means it's pitch perfect for the NES classic. The TV spot shows off how easy it is to create save points by pressing the reset button. The NES classic interface is a 8-bit themed homage to that era and it looks very easy to use. When you move through each game there is a 1P or 2P icon on each game signifying if you can play it with a friend or not, which is a great way to sell that second controller that isn't included. The commercial also shows off the 4x3 mode in crisp HD and CRT filter mode which looks good for what it does.

The NES Classic drops November 11th and is already sold out on Amazon but if you ask them they will alert you when you can pre-order it again. Curious how many of you plan on picking this up and if you weren't does this convince you?

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 10/02/2016 at 01:16am

Not sure, still a bit undecided, not very motivated to get it. I do like that this spot shows off the save feature, which is great.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 10/03/2016 at 02:44am

The nintendo nx looks so dated.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/03/2016 at 02:52am

> The nintendo nx looks so dated.

/rimshot smile +1

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 10/03/2016 at 02:59am

LOL @Will_Ball, yeah I guess they decided to go with that retro look, after all it worked quite well for them in the 80's and 90's. LOL

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/03/2016 at 06:43pm

The save points are great and really simple to use. This is looking better each time I see something new.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/03/2016 at 10:25pm

I read something today that said the demo unit cord length for the controllers were somewhat short around 3 feet. The original NES had an 8 foot controller cord length. Hopefully they increase that for the production run OR i'll have to get a long HDMI cable.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/09/nes-classic-edition-sports-tweakable-graphics-very-short-controller-cord/

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/04/2016 at 01:29am

Oh damn, that's short. Hopefully it was just for the demo unit. I can't imagine that being very workable.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/04/2016 at 01:52am

Agreed.

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