Hot on the heels of the Mini-Famicom comes more details regarding its US counterpart, the Mini-NES. It looks like it’ll be more than just a glorified ROM dump; though you still can’t add new games to the bite-sized system, you’ll be able to store up to four save points at once for each title it does have. The manuals are included too — in a way. By scanning a QR code displayed on the screen, you’ll be able to load a digital replica on your smartphone.
The Mini-NES can display NES games in three modes: 4:3 (the original), CRT Filter (which adds scan lines for that nostalgic effect), and Pixel Perfect, which renders every pixel as a perfect square. See them in action in Nintendo’s new Mini-NES trailer, released today…..
So how could they mess this up? They have ways….US Gamer was allowed to test out the device, and they found two unrevealed problems: one, to switch games or reload save states, you have to hit a button on the console. That means you’re going to have to keep it pretty close to you, especially due to the other problem: the wired controllers included with the Min-NES have rather short cords.
But if you’re willing to sacrifice authenticity for comfort, a Wii Pro Controller or Classic Controller will plug into the same slot. The Mini-NES will be released November 11.