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4 must-have accessories for the NES Classic Edition

If you have your hands on a NES Classic Edition, you should consider picking up these accessories to make the experience even better.

Classic Mini NES Controller

If you have your hands on an NES Classic Edition, you should consider picking up these accessories to make the experience even better.

So, you just got your hands on a shiny new NES Classic Edition and you’re looking to add some extras to the system to make things more interesting. Well, you’ve come to the right place because today we’re outlining 4 must-have accessories that you should immediately go out and buy.

With a retail price of $59.99 (good look finding one at that price), the Classic Edition is one of the most affordable gaming consoles on the market. When you include the titles and the single controller, you have hours of entertainment for a low cost. The console includes an HDMI cable, one controller, and is pre-loaded with 30 classic Nintendo titles. But if you want more? Here are 4 crucial accessories for the NES Classic edition:

An extra official Nintendo Controller (MSRP $9.99)

NES Classic Edition Controller


Unfortunately, the NES Classic Edition only comes with one controller. This doesn’t make sense when most of the games included in the console support two players. So if you’re looking to crush one of your friends or family members in Bubble Bobble, Tecmo Bowl, Double Dragon II: The Revenge, and more, consider scooping one of these up.

► Nintendo NES Controller, $10

RDS Industries Official NES Classic Edition Deluxe Carrying Case (MSRP $19.99)

NES classic carrying case

Since the NES Classic edition is a small and compact system, being able to transport this to a friends house is insanely easy. Correction, it’s even easier when you have this NES Classic Edition Carrying Case. This carrying case is equipped with a hard plastic shell along with a foam insert for extra protection. It can hold the system, two controllers, and your AC adapter. It also has a mesh pocket that can hold your HDMI, USB, and other cables to attach to your system. 

► NES Classic Edition Carrying Case, $20

Nyko Extend Link for NES Classic Edition (MSRP $9.99 each)

nes link

It’s no secret, the Official Nintendo NES Mini controllers come with a pretty short code. To be exact, it’s about 2.5 feet. So if you’re not playing right in front of your TV, it’s highly suggested scooping up this Nyko extend link to add 7.5 feet worth of wire to your NES controller.

► Nyko Extend Link, $10

Nyko Miniboss wireless controller (MSRP 19.99)

nes classic controller

It’s 2017 so there’s no reason why we should be relying on wired controllers. Luckily, the good folks at Nyko have a work around with their latest wireless controller for the NES Classic. Truly a must have accessory if you don’t feel like spending money on the link extender.

► Nyko Miniboss wireless controller, $20

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