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Nintendo Unveils the SNES Classic: Hopefully They Learned from the NES Classic

Nintendo, after many rumors, revealed the SNES classic, a small replica of the classic Nintendo console preinstalled with 21 classic games. Last year, the NES classic came out with 30 old school Nintendo games that you could play through on a newer HDMI TV. So it made it simpler to play the original Mario and Zelda on a newer TV instead of having to dig out an old CRT or finding one by a dumpster, you just plug it right in and play it. It had a few problems which I really hope Nintendo fixes it, I really hope they get this right. Before we go into the SNES classic, let’s take a moment of silence for the NES classic.

Basically the NES Classic is a neat idea that had a lot of potential but here’s the problem, it sold out fast. Scalpers got to this baby quick and sold them online for a lot more than the original 59.99 price. They discontinued the small replica of the old console a little while ago, and there were rumors that the reason was there would be a new Classic console which BOOM the SNES classic. The only other problem with the NES classic after actually getting my hands on one a few months ago, is the cable for a controller is ridiculously short. The NES Classic controller is basically a classic controller meant to connect to a Wii remote. So those were my only gripes with it. Basically, it was hard to find, and the controller was short as far as the cord goes. So now we have the Super Nintendo Classic which hopefully, Nintendo releases more copies of it so more people can actually buy it.

This thing so far looks awesome because they already fixed one problem I had with the NES classic and that was the controller. Basically, the controllers are straight up Super Nintendo controllers with the way they connect to the console, so they’re not wii ¬†classic controllers this time. That’s a good direction, I mean I can dig out my old SNES controllers and connect them to it, at least I’m assuming. That solves the length issue too I’m thinking. So first of all the price is higher on this thing being $79.99 which it’s fine considering the games that are included. A lot of the Super Nintendo games featured on here are pretty pricey if you were to buy a cartridge of it. There are 21 games so it’s less than the NES classic but when you think about it, Super Nintendo games are packed with more content than NES games. Here’s all the games featured by the way:

  1. Super Ghouls and Ghosts
  2. Earthbound
  3. Yoshi’s Island
  4. Star Fox
  5. Kirby’s Dreamcourse
  6. Secret of Mana
  7. Contra III: The Alien Wars
  8. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  9. Final Fantasy III
  10. Kirby Super Star
  11. Megaman X
  12. Donkey Kong Country
  13. Castlevania IV
  14. Street Fighter II Turbo
  15. Super Punch Out
  16. F-Zero
  17. Super Metroid
  18. Super Mario World
  19. Super Mario Kart
  20. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  21. and last but not least, an unreleased title: Star Fox 2

So that’s all the games but they are all great games so hopefully more people can get their hands on this thing. I’ll be honest, I want one just for Star Fox 2, I’ve seen gameplay footage for that one and was sad to find out it wasn’t ever released so that alone is worth a buy. It’s still a neat idea to release a device packed with old games that you can play straight onto an HDMI TV but I really hope they get this right and it doesn’t become a super rare thing. The SNES classic will release on September 29, 2017, and hopefully Nintendo has in fact learned from the NES classic but we’ll see.