The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES Has Been Released And It Looks Incredible

Posted October 01, 2017

The SNES Classic Edition released roughly 24 hours ago and, as expected, Nintendo seems to have another hit on its hands.

But Nintendo shipped us a unit to review. If you remember playing the SNES in your childhood, the infuriatingly short controller cords were always an issue.

The SNES Classic Releases Tomorrow and How Can You Get One

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.

To be a success, though, all Nintendo really had to do was deliver these classic games on my modern TV without messing it up. We go hands-on with the company's new Super Nintendo Classic Edition, complete with 21 built-in retro games. There also isn't a good way to check stock here, but the web page does read "coming soon" on their site, or you can check in at a local store for the SNES Classic. Even if you didn't manage to snag a system for yourself, you can at least partake in a small part of the SNES nostalgia by checking out their manuals online. Outside of the product itself, this has been a pretty controversial little console.

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Walmart (wmt) has said that it will have SNES Classic Edition units in its stores "while supplies last". More importantly, were you actually able to get yourself an SNES Classic at launch?

Is it even worth that?

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Much like your dad watching the football and saying: "It was nothing like this in my day, hard as nails they were", you might find yourself talking to your younger cousins about how gaming back in the day was completely different.

Hobbyists across the Internet have step-by-step instructions on how to build your own version of these mini-consoles, though it should be noted that these are not at all legal. Not only did you likely have one in your room when you were young, it's probably making you wonder if you'll experience the same frustrations the last time a mini console was released by Nintendo.

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