Nintendo's new NES commercial will toy with your nostalgia

As if playing with power wasn't enough.


Between the incredible popularity of Pokémon Go, game-themed sneakers and the NES Classic Mini console, Nintendo's nostalgia bombs show no signs of stopping. The gaming juggernaut is fueling that fire with a decidedly retro-style trailer for the new-old system, replete with the familiar "now you're playing with power" tagline from the '80s. It's a fun look at the analog past in our digital future. But upon closer inspection a few things pop out. For starters, folks who've played anything reissued via Virtual Console on Wii U or otherwise can attest that the games look dingy and dull.

That doesn't appear to be the case here, as Ars Technica points out. The effect is similar to the pre-roll clip on Paramount's Blu-rays where the dim, old logo gives way to the brighter and pin-sharp HD one. These quick glances of Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and others look great and almost as if they're running on a PC emulator.

However, until we actually get a look at the 30 classics running to a HDTV with our own eyes though, it's anyone's guess how they'll actually perform. It's still a shame that we're stuck with the games in the box come November 11th, though.