For those who have been waiting for this a new batch of Nintendo SNES Classic Edition is hitting the shelves at your local GameStop or ThinkGeek store! You will have to ring them up to see if they have stocked themselves with SNES units or not.
The NES 2016 was without doubt a must have gift for that year. The relatively small looking gaming console had around thirty most popular games of the 80’s ; from PunchOut to Super Mario! And all of this packed into a mere HD ready box! The cost of this small box was surprisingly just a mere $60.
The only issue which remained was that this Mini MES had more demand than its production, and thus was impossible to buy. The product of the limited edition stopped early too. As we all were waiting for , NES is set to be relaunched in 2018.
The question arises as what to do in the meantime? Fear not, since a better version, the SNES Classic is set to hit the shelves on 29th of September in US. The price would be just $80. For the folks in UK, the SNES classic would be available for € 80 ,on the very same day, and for the Australians, it would be available a day later at AU$120.
This one is going to feature 21 titles instead of 30. Nearly, all the games are based on the early 90’s classics which includes but not limited to the played by many Super Mario World and Donkey King.
Furthermore, the console also features Star Fox 2 which wasn’t ever released to the public and thus had not played by the majority since 22 years. A list of all other titles would be : The Alien Wars, EarthBound, Final Fantasy III, F-Zero, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Course, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Secret of Mana, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Castlevania IV, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out!!, Contra III and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island.
Instead of providing a single controller as Nintendo did with the NES, this time being generous they are adding one more, thus making the tally to two controllers! Not only this but the length of the wires has also been increased to 4 and a half foot cord. Prior to this the wire was just three meters which rendered the controller unusable from long distances.There might be a time, when it could be at least 6 feet but for now, whatever improvement floats our boat.
You can also use a Wii’s classic controller or the Classic Controller Pro but plugging directly into the Universal Nintendo Port. Also, SNES pads work great and are plugged into the same Port. To give it a touch more like the NES classic, the user interface is nearly the same as that of the NES classic. Not only is it easy to navigate but it is rather smoother and fast.
Furthermore for the retro lovers, it is also possible to change the display settings to your liking even manipulating it to the classic horizontal scan lines! After considering the titles the SNES features and how impressive they are, it is safe to say if you are able to get your hands on a SNES, then you are lucky enough since just for around $80 price tag, you would easily be reliving your childhood days or let yourself be reminded of what gaming used to be a couple of decades ago