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Nintendo Plans Retro 'Mario,' 'Zelda' Console

The system launches in November with 30 games preloaded

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    The NES Classic Edition, going on sale Nov. 2016 for $59.99, comes preloaded with 30 classic Nintendo games.

    If you're of a certain age and miss the video games of the 1980s, Nintendo has a Christmas gift for you.

    The video game company said Thursday it will release the "NES Classic Edition" on Nov. 11, a $59.99 system that comes loaded with 30 vintage Nintendo games.

    Among the highlights are all three "Super Mario" games, two "Zelda" titles, two "Castlevania" entries and two installments from the "Donkey Kong" franchise. 

    Nintendo described the new console as a "near-identical mini replica" of the original NES; this one, though, connects to TVs via a more-modern HDMI port.

    While classic Nintendo games have been available on other platforms - either legally or via the download of illicit "ROM" files from the Internet - this is the first time Nintendo has stepped into the retro games market with a dedicated piece of hardware. 

    The complete list of 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