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Old 06-26-17, 11:03 AM   #1
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The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

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Now you’re playing with super power! Play 21 Super NES hits, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2, when the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition launches September 29!
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Old 06-26-17, 11:03 AM   #2
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SNES Classic Edition Apparently Confirmed In GameStop Meetings.

We’ve heard rumours that a SNES Classic retro-based console like the NES Mini is coming this holiday season. Online gaming publication Destructoid claims to have heard further information about the device from a handful of GameStop managers.

These managers claim to have been shown off the device in a private meeting with Nintendo. The SNES Classic is apparently due this holiday season.

“Yes, there is going to be a SNES Classic. No, it does not have a release date. No, Nintendo would not confirm that a N64 Classic would be coming next year. With these plug-and-play systems, they want headlines and foot traffic, dude.

The Switch and the 3DS sell great, but if you want to get the normies out there to take a break from their regular Facebook and YouTube routines and do a Google search for ‘New Nintendo system,’ or actually walk into the Nintendo section of a store like this, you have to pander to that lowest common denominator with nostalgia.”

https://mynintendonews.com/2017/06/2...stop-meetings/

Take it for what it's worth. I can guarantee I won't be spending two hours in the freezing cold standing in line for this one. I very seldom if ever play my NES Classic.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:05 AM   #3
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re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

21 games?!
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Old 06-26-17, 11:07 AM   #4
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re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

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21 games?!
...and it's $80, so nearly $4 a game.

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REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – classics such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO.

“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it”
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On Sept. 29, this beloved console is coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has the same look and feel of the original system – only smaller – and comes pre-loaded with 21 incredible games:

Contra III: The Alien Wars™
Donkey Kong Country™
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™
Star Fox™ 2
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 Mario World™
Super Metroid™
Super Punch-Out!! ™
Yoshi’s Island™

All of these games would be considered classics by anyone’s standards, and some of them in particular – Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete. Even for super fans who have played all of these games multiple times, the inclusion of the never-before-released Star Fox 2 game will offer them something entirely new to enjoy – if they can unlock it by proving their skills in the original Star Fox game. (Well, they only have to complete the first level – we didn’t want to make it too hard!)

Included with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition are one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, perfect for playing multiplayer games. Having two controllers will make it easy for two players to dive into multiplayer action right away. Some of the games with multiplayer options include Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Contra III: The Alien Wars and Secret of Mana.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition launches on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of $79.99.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:10 AM   #5
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

yeah, but it will be hacked again. And quite frankly, I would pay $80 for 5 of those games alone.

I hope there are preorders for this. I got super lucky with my NES classic. I don't want to try that again.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:22 AM   #6
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

Very excited for this. All my must haves are on there. Gonna preorder I hope. Maybe they learned from the NES fiasco.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:23 AM   #7
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

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...and it's $80, so nearly $4 a game.
To be fair that's less than half the price they sell these games for on virtual console and this comes with two controllers. Seems like a great deal.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:24 AM   #8
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

If it's easy to find, I'd love to get one. But I'm not gonna work and search for one. I can't support supply-chain business practices that were outdated in 1992.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:26 AM   #9
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

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Very excited for this. All my must haves are on there. Gonna preorder but I hope they learned from the NES fiasco.
nintendo hasn't learned from any of their mistakes, ever.

(Yeah, that's hyperbole... Still...)


I'd buy these games for $4 each on the Switch though.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:29 AM   #10
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To be fair that's less than half the price they sell these games for on virtual console and this comes with two controllers. Seems like a great deal.
It's a really good list of titles too. Maybe I'm just trying to talk myself out of getting one.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:29 AM   #11
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

Little surprised they didn't add Super Mario All-stars which is a great package and would make up for the lack of NES classic stock for people who wanted to play those games. They released a cartridge with Super Mario All-stars and Super Mario World together so it would have been easy.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:34 AM   #12
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

If this is going to only be available for a very limited time window like the NES Classic was and Nintendo yet again does not make any mention of that or market it that way, they're going to lose at least some goodwill with customers for these things.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:42 AM   #13
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

I look forward to never finding one in stores.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:44 AM   #14
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

I have all of these on my MAME machine and I still want to buy this. Hope they make it easier this time!

Though I was randomly at Best Buy right before it opened yesterday and there was a short line out front of people who wanted Switches, so apparently they aren't that easy to find yet. I have seen them on shelves a few times but these folks lined up.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:50 AM   #15
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

Looks cool, but without a NES Classic to set it next to, I won't be hunting one out. They burned that bridge by not making more. So a lost sale there.

Also I'm pretty sure I have more than half of those on the Wii/U VC anyway that's already hooked up to the tv with wireless controllers.

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Because Mario All Stars is 3 NES games?
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Old 06-26-17, 11:50 AM   #16
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Where's Pilotwings?
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Old 06-26-17, 12:10 PM   #17
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

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Looks cool, but without a NES Classic to set it next to, I won't be hunting one out. They burned that bridge by not making more. So a lost sale there.

Also I'm pretty sure I have more than half of those on the Wii/U VC anyway that's already hooked up to the tv with wireless controllers.



Because Mario All Stars is 3 NES games?
The All-Stars cartridge was released for the SNES.



I wish I could get excited for this, but I'd rather have the games in Virtual Console on my WiiU (or Switch if I buy one).

Plus, I'm not going to drive myself nuts trying to find one if they can't keep them in stock.
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Old 06-26-17, 12:11 PM   #18
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I tried pre-ordering the NES Classic but it was barely available at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Gamestop before they sold out. How is Nintendo going to change that for this SNES relaunch?

What bothers me the most is that the only ones benefiting from this fiasco are the scalpers. Same way it was with the Amibos. Why the hell launch a product that has high demand but little supply because that's the way they do business?
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I look forward to never finding one in stores.
I won't even try. Fuck Nintendo. They won't be getting any of my money for the foreseeable future and possibly ever.
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Even at $80, good luck finding one of these for the holidays before they cancel production for next year's N64 classic!
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Old 06-26-17, 12:56 PM   #21
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I know you're joking but I don't think the N64's games have aged nearly as well as the rest. I tried Goldeneye a few years ago and it was nearly unplayable to me. Plus I doubt they'd get the WWE license for the wrestling games.
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too bad no Super Star Wars games...
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I'll try to seek one of these out! The SNES is my favorite vintage console.
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I know you're joking but I don't think the N64's games have aged nearly as well as the rest. I tried Goldeneye a few years ago and it was nearly unplayable to me. Plus I doubt they'd get the WWE license for the wrestling games.
Some better than others. Nintendo seems to focus on Nintendo titles being included so they'd do alright.

Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda OOT and MM, Banjo-Kazooie, Mario Kart 64, Conker's, Diddy Kong Racing, Star Fox 64, Blast Corps, 1080, Wave Race 64, Paper Mario, Ogre Battle, Rayman 2, Pilot Wings, Mischief Makers, Mario Party, Smash Bros, Tetrisphere, etc; all aged pretty decently
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Re: The inevitable SNES Classic is coming (inc. Starfox 2!; 21 games, 9/29/17, $80)

The NES Classic appealed to me as I grew up with the original NES but never had an SNES. Not sure if I'll bother trying to get one of these or not. Since buying a Switch I think I'd rather wait for some of these games to come out on Virtual Console.
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