The SNES Classic Launch Seems To Be Going OK

The SNES Classic Launch Seems To Be Going OK

The console has 21 pre-installed games, 20 of them are classic games like Super Mario World, Donkey Kong and Legend Of Zelda.

Nintendo's absurdly anticipated SNES Classic console launched today, but somebody's already ripped Star Fox 2 to a handful of original SNES cartridges, listed them on places like eBay and Etsy, and sold them.

The NES Classic and SNES Classic feature identical controller ports - it happens to be the same port that the Wii used - and we can confirm that the two consoles' throwback gamepads are interchangeable.

The SNES Classic Edition is a miniature version of the original SNES released in the '90s.

The SNES Classic Releases Tomorrow and How Can You Get One

Hope you're all enjoying your SNES Classics, that I'm not-at-all jealous and bitter of. The SNES Classic looks pretty much like an SNES, except that it is adorably small.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System, to give its full name, is out now, right in time for Christmas, and it looks incredible. Presales began August 22 and quickly sold out within minutes at Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and GameStop. Meanwhile, according to Kotaku on yesterday's launch, "In June, when Nintendo announced the Super Nintendo Classic, the company promised that it would manufacture more consoles than it did for last year's NES Classic...."

The good news is that 8bitdo is releasing a wireless controller for the SNES Classic Edition, which looks nearly like the native one but with a slightly grayer face.

But in July and August, a string of pre-order debacles got retro video game fans worrying that Nintendo's promises meant nothing. You had to buy a second separately for the NES Classic Mini. (Though that is always an option as well.) There's also a "rewind" feature - though it's not particularly easy to use - that you can access to return to an earlier point in a suspended game. Not only does it compile some of the greatest games of all-time, but it also has the previously-unreleased Star Fox 2. For many, it was the game that convinced them to buy a SNES over the rival Sega Mega Drive. It might ot have the fancy graphics of the Switch masterpiece of today, but it retains the spirit and scope.




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