Just when Nintendo seems to have revolutionized the video game market with the launch of Pokemon Go, we learn that the Japanese giant will also launch a new console, a model dubbed as Nintendo Classic Mini which is nothing more than a model in which it is tried to make all that first generation of «gamers»Get back to enjoying your favorite titles. The downside of the announcement is that they will only release a small limited edition.
But all can not be bad news, since the Nintendo Classic Mini will arrive on the market together with an identical controller in format to that of the Nintendo of yesteryear as well as with a set of 30 classic games Pre-installed among which we find the more than mythical Bubbl Bobble, Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda or Ghost'N Goblins among others. The price of the console, as announced, will be U.S. dollar 60 and, if we want an additional command, we will have to pay other U.S. dollar 9,99.
Nintendo may have a worthy rival in Raspberry Pi
Although Nintendo's offer is more than succulent, the truth is that today it has a more than powerful rival in the market, we are talking about the Raspberry Pi, a very versatile card capable of emulate the NES. Perhaps the most negative part, especially if you have never worked with one, is that before you can play anything you will have to configure it, which will take a long time. Among all the options, tell you that perhaps the most sensible bet you will find in EmulationStation, an Open Source project that today is capable of offering emulators for 30 different platforms.
If you also want your Raspberry Pi to resemble the NES as much as possible, you should not have a major problem either, since there are half cases manufactured using 3D printing techniques such as that of Whistling which are available at a price of U.S. dollar 40. As a detail, tell you that for $ 140 the project will arrive at your house along with a Raspberry Pi 3 ready to be used and armed to the brim. As for the command, for example there is the NES30, a version that you can find by 31 euros en Amazon and that connects to your card via Bluetooth.