80’s icon revival NES style GBA SP to hit Europe

Nintendo is launching the Game Boy Advance SP “Classic NES Edition”, along with eight original NES Classics for the Game Boy Advance on 9th July 2004 in Europe.

This unique console and range of incredibly popular games pays homage to the birth of the NES. The NES console brought arcade quality games to homes all over the world and is considered to be one of the most influential video gaming products ever made.

The Game Boy Advance SP has been remodelled to represent the style of the original NES console to make a handheld system that is guaranteed to turn heads.

The NES Classics games to be released with the Game Boy Advance SP Classic NES Edition include a number of historical favourites such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda. Super Mario Bros. was an undisputed favourite on the system and largely contributed to the astonishing NES boom. It was in Donkey Kong that Mario first appeared and The Legend of Zelda was the first of many adventures for a sword-wielding hero, known as Link.

The eight NES Classics to be released are as follows

1. Super Mario Bros. – Publisher Nintendo
2. Donkey Kong – Publisher Nintendo
3. Ice Climber – Publisher Nintendo
4. Excitebike – Publisher Nintendo
5. The Legend of Zelda – Publisher Nintendo
6. Pac-Man – Publisher Namco
7. Xevious – Publisher Namco
8. Bomberman – Publisher Hudson

The Game Boy Advance SP “Classic NES Edition” will launch across Europe on 9th July for around £90. The NES Classics games will be launched at around £15 each.