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Nintendo NES Classic Edition

Nintendo NES Classic Edition

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

At $60, the NES Classic Edition offers an incredible nostalgic value: Two dollars a game for many of Nintendo's most iconic titles. The games all play great too -- but short controller cables mean you’ll be sitting a lot closer to the TV than you'd probably like.

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Pros
  • Looks and feels just like the original NES
  • Great selection of games with something for everyone
  • Can be powered by your TV's USB port
  • Excellent NES emulation
Cons
  • Short controller cables
  • No way to buy new games
  • Won't support your original accessories
  • It's already out of stock everywhere

Reviews

84
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 2
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Specs

Key Specs

Game format
Built-in game(s)
Controller type
Wired
Motion controls
No
Backward compatible
No
Game format
Controller type
Motion controls
Backward compatible
Built-in game(s)
Wired
No
No

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

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83
 

User Reviews

100
Tolga
Pros: Good console. The console has lots of games. 30 games. Including Super...read more
70
Sindee
Love it!!! Bought wireless controllers and I'm GOLDEN!
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