The NES Classic Edition – or the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System as it is known in Europe – will have an option that will let players choose whether to activate CRT TV or Perfect Pixel modes.
The Perfect Pixel mode was introduced when Super Nintendo Entertainment System games arrived on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, and allows each game to be displayed in its original resolution.
Whereas the CRT TV mode was seen as an easter egg in Super Mario Maker, letting players overlay the game with an effect that makes it appear as if you are playing on an old-school television.
“Everyone who has played before, who maybe today wants to play with their children; everyone who wants to beat the bad guy, but they couldn’t back then; all of the new generations who love Mario today and want to understand how he was at the beginning, I really think this can bring everyone together,” Nintendo of Canada’s Julie Gagnon explained to ÉNERGIE.
“It’s also in the spirit where retro is very present, and finally Nintendo offers it in a formula that I think is very accessible for everyone.
“What is interesting is that we can play through HDMI, but there will be different modes of how we will see the screen – a mode simulating the retro aspect of our old CRT screens, there will be a mode which can be at the resolution of the modern screens in 4:3 format, and a Perfect Pixel mode which will display each pixel as a square, so people can have fun with this too.”
She continued: “There will be permanent save points and instant temporary saves to be able to resume and that’s for every single of the 30 games, so we don’t have to worry if we don’t have a password, or restart right at the beginning.”
The NES Classic Edition, or Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, will launch across Australia and New Zealand on November 10th, as well as in North America and Europe November 11th.