The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Nintendo NES Classic Edition

Nintendo NES Classic Edition

product image
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).

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.

Read Full Review
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
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

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

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

Score Breakdown

 
85
Average user Score
 
70
Sindee
12.31.18
Love it!!! Bought wireless controllers and I'm GOLDEN!
 
100
Tolga
07.14.18
Pros: Good console. The console has lots of games. 30 games. Including Super Mario Bros. The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike, Gradius, Doctor Mario, etc. The controller is the same as the old one. Suitable for your home and travel. Cons: Short controller cable. It is not suitable for the long living rooms and long bedrooms.