Nintendo Classic Mini Review
Okay, so we have been waiting forever for this little guy. When they released this mini console I swear it was sold out within seconds. We couldn’t get our hands on one for the longest time. Yes, it was being re sold through eBay, Amazon, etc but for a lot of money!. Anyways we finally gave in and purchased one that someone was re selling. It was for a lot more than the original price but the way I see it is how much is nostalgia worth to you?
I had to purchase a second remote because the console only comes with one. Luckily, the second remote was under ten dollars. After ordering it on Amazon it arrived pretty quickly. When I opened it I knew the console was going to be small but it’s small! It’s so cute fits right in the palm of your hand. The remote is the same width of the console.
The mini console looks EXACTLY like the original one. The only thing that I noticed is the front doesn’t open. I guess it wouldn’t need to because all the games are already pre loaded on there. So the hook up were very easy. Once plugged in and turned on it gives you a row of the games to choose from. One thing I was curious about before I started to play was if the graphics would be the same. Yes, they are. The pixelated graphics that mess with your eyes a little but because it brings back so many memories you play for hours anyway.
So far the game play is the same. All the sounds, and pictures. As simple as the graphics look compared to today it’s still challenging.
- The control wire is a bit short. I am pretty sure it’s the same length as it was many years ago, but still having it a bit longer would have been a nice touch. We have a smaller tv that we propped on a table and brought that close to the couch so we can play. Playing on our living room tv and Sitting on the hard wood floor was a bit uncomfortable.
- To save the game you are on is a bit of a process. You cannot just press start and save the game. You have to reset the console and follow the instructions to save the current game in the 4 slots you are given per game. If you like to save often like I do you have to put the new game save in a different slot and manually delete the last save. I know it’s a small console with lots of games so this was probably their best solution.
Other than that I have no complaints. The mini can be moved from tv to tv with no problem. Or if you want to show it off at a friends house you can slip it into a back pack. Most of the games are 2 players so that’s hours and hours of fun.
Lately, Randal and I have replaced movie nights with Dr. Mario nights. This mini was definitely worth every penny spent.