Let’s just say that it’s been a long wait for me. I finally own an NES Classic! Hopefully, Nintendo starts to pump these little machines out soon; even knowing that they are busy getting The Switch all set up. But, the Switch is for another day.
Today, let’s talk about playing with power, or my first impression of the NES Classic. First off, my love for video games started with the Sega Genesis, which my neighbor down the street owned when I was about six years old. It wasn’t until the first Playstation when I finally owned by own gaming system. The obvious reason for that little story was the original NES was before my time. It wasn’t until I was a little older when I first was introduced to Mario and Donkey Kong. The original Donkey Kong was an instant love for me. I still remember one summer my family and I went to Dave & Busters where I spent all my credit playing the Donkey Kong arcade cabinet.
With that in mind owning the NES Classic was a must. Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t produce enough units or take any pre-orders, so they missed the demand. Was this intentional, maybe. That doesn’t matter anymore.
Anyway, back to what’s important, my first impression. First up, I needed to figure out a way to get the short cords set up. The power cord was too short to reach my power strip below my TV, so I improvised. Luckily, I have my desktop right below my TV, so I just plugged the USB power supply into it. I was worried at first that it wasn’t going to supply the power to the mini console, but everything went well. I have a soundbar too, so I plugged the HDMI into it. If it wasn’t for how I have things set up; it would had never worked. That being said, it’s best to set the NES Classic up to a smaller TV and not your main TV since the cords might not reach.
Once, that was out of the way it was finally time to play some retro games. My first choice was Donkey Kong. I could not resist and after all that’s the main reason why I wanted an NES Classic. I have to say, that the platformers in this little box is what truely makes the NES shine. Like I said earlier, the NES was before my time, so most of these game I had never played before. Kirby was one of those games, but I ended up loving it. After a while, it was time for a break, but I had no idea how to save my progress. So, I just hoped it was auto saving for me and I shut it off. I decided to test my theory, and sure enough my progress was all there.
The bottom line is that Nintendo is a huge part of video game history, which makes this Mini NES a must own for all gamers. Be patient and sooner or later you’ll find one too. Furthermore, don’t worry about those rumors that Nintendo is stopping production. It’s simply not true. At the end of the day I’m glad I finally got one. My rating is 8 out of 10. The two missing stars are for the cords being too short. Hopefully, if Nintendo decides to make a Super NES Classic they fix the short cord issue and supply chain problems.