Nintendo NES Classic draws long lines at Houston area Best Buy stores days before Christmas

LEAGUE CITY, Texas – The freezing cold weather did not stop a long line of shoppers looking to score a Nintendo NES Classic Edition game console.

The first Houston-area campers, Kristen and Alex Sifuentes, started lining up Monday afternoon in order to be the first to walk through the doors at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Best Buy on Gulf Freeway in League City.

The store stocked a limited number of the throwback consoles on its shelves just days before Christmas.

The NES Classic was released on Nov. 10. It sells for $59.99 but eager fans are buying them for much more on sites like eBay.

The system comes with 30 fan favorite games from "Mario Bros." to "The Legend of Zelda," plus a controller. The mini-console measures 5 inches by 4 inches by 1.6 inches.

The games included with the system are:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C Super
  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link