List of Classic NES Series games

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The Classic NES Series (known in Japan as Famicom Mini Series and in Australia and Europe as NES Classics) are a series of Game Boy Advance games that were originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (the Family Computer and the Disk System in Japan) emulated on the Game Boy Advance.

A special edition Game Boy Advance SP, which has a similar color pattern to a NES controller (along with a Famicom counterpart in Japan), was released to go along with these games. The color of the cartridges often matches the color of the original NES carts.

All of these games were released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Famicom in Japan.

List of games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
  • NA June 2, 2004
  • PAL July 9, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
  • NA October 25, 2004
  • PAL January 7, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:
  • Released in Series 3 in Japan and Series 2 in other regions.[citation needed]



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP December 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
  • NA October 25, 2004
  • PAL January 7, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
  • NA June 2, 2004
  • PAL July 9, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
  • NA June 2, 2004
  • PAL July 9, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
  • NA June 2, 2004
  • PAL July 9, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
  • NA June 2, 2004
  • PAL July 9, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
  • NA October 25, 2004
  • PAL January 7, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:
  • Released in Series 3 in Japan and Series 2 in other regions.[citation needed]



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
  • NA June 2, 2004
  • PAL July 9, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
  • NA June 2, 2004
  • PAL July 9, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:
  • Released in Series 1 in all regions.[citation needed]
  • The original release sold 40 million copies and was bundled with the NES alongside Duck Hunt.[citation needed]
  • This version of the game received a 20th anniversary re-release on September 13, 2005.[citation needed]



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 21, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP February 14, 2004
  • NA June 2, 2004
  • PAL July 9, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • JP August 10, 2004
  • NA October 25, 2004
  • PAL January 7, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 - Game Boy Advance
Notes:
  • Released in Series 3 in Japan and Series 2 in other regions.[citation needed]


Those who bought all the games in one series could order a special collection box from Club Nintendo.

Reception[edit]

Some reviewers were annoyed that the Classic NES Series versions featured differences from the original. For example, Craig Harris complained that Xevious had an automatic firing setting, which destroyed the difficulty of the original.[3] Reviewers also complained about the lack of the pie/cement level in Donkey Kong (the pie level was in the arcade version, not the NES version, although reviewers still criticized it).[4][5] In Super Mario Bros., the screen ratio aspect was altered, causing odd graphical appearances.[6][7]

The prices of the Classic NES Series and previous rereleases were also criticized. Many reviewers noted that $20 was a high price for one game.[5][8] Both GameSpot and IGN noted that Nintendo had given away The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for free in the Collector's Edition bonus disc, although they conceded that the Classic NES Series version was portable.[9][10] However, reviewers consistently hailed Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Dr. Mario as some of the games worth the cost of the cartridge.[9][10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. GameSpot: Bomberman review. June 8, 2004
  2. ^ Colayco, Bob. GameSpot: Metroid review. November 3, 2004
  3. ^ Harris, Craig. IGN: Xevious (Classic NES Series) Review. June 4, 2004.
  4. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. "Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong for the Game Boy Advance review. June 4, 2004.
  5. ^ a b Dr. Chapstick. "Review: Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong for Game Boy Advance. Gamepro.com. June 4, 2004.
  6. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. GameSpot: Super Mario Bros. review. GameSpot. June 8, 2004
  7. ^ Harris, Craig. "Super Mario Bros." review. IGN. June 4, 2004.
  8. ^ Harris, Craig. IGN: Donkey Kong (Classic NES Series) Review". IGN. June 4, 2004.
  9. ^ a b Gerstmann, Jeff. "Classic NES Series: The Legend of Zelda for Game Boy Advance Review". GameSpot. June 8, 2004.
  10. ^ a b Harris, Craig. "IGN: The Legend of Zelda (Classic NES Series) Review. IGN. June 4, 2004.
  11. ^ "The Legend of Zelda (NES Classic)". 1Up.com. Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  12. ^ Scalzo, John "Gaming Target: Game Boy Advance: The Legend of Zelda GBA Review". Gaming Target. June 15, 2004.

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