Today, Nintendo confirmed that they are going to be releasing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition (which I'll just be calling the SNES Classic from here on out) is probably the most exciting Nintendo news that I have heard in a very long time...
The SNES is one of those golden age systems, especially for me, because the SNES was my go-to console for most of my youth--I played the hell out of my SNES, but eventually (in the general folly of youth) sold it and switched to being a PC gamer...but having this concept coming makes me so so happy....with a few caveats:
1) The NES Classic had insanely short cords.
Come on now Nintendo...make the SNES Classic cords reach long enough so I can sit a respectable distance from the console...or make them cordless....you clearly know how.
Ah! It has come out that the cords are 2ft longer than the NES Classic cords...which is nice...not wireless...but nice....
2) The purchase window
The rumors (as of right now) is that they are going to sell this system from September 29th to the end of the year...considering how impossible it was to get the NES Classic, and I imagine that the SNES is going to be the same (or worse) to try and get my hands on, and then it's only available for like three months. Around Christmas...which means that all of this excitement (knowing how Nintendo likes to keep all of their things scarce) is most likely for naught for about 85-90% of us.
Maybe that could be different? But if they are serious about virtual console on the Switch, then that split focus could make things complicated for them in messaging, and everything else.
3) ...but I kinda wants it.
The Mini SNES, call-back nostalgia box that they are talking about? Yeah....and that price is not too bad considering there are going to be 21 games packaged in...which I am going to be talking about right now:
Those games there are enough to get me interested in the SNES Classic, and imagine a lot of you feel the same too, as that is pretty much every major IP Nintendo has, all in their cool 16 bit form, in one place, for 80$ US....
But there's more....
There we have it.
Honestly, I am really hoping that I am able to get my hands on this, as it has so many classics, and games that I have wanted to get back to forever. If I had any complaints about the lineup it would just be that it is a little light on JRPGs, but I get it; that's more niche than a lot of what is on here, and that lineup if fantastic...especially if you are an old school SNES gamer like I was.
Let me know what you think, what games you're the most excited for, or what games you were hoping would be on there that aren't in the comments below, or on Twitter