Jumping on the newswagon

Because it’s everywhere, and you can’t ignore it:

The SNES Classic Mini is coming our way.

And it is loaded – as expected – with only the finest 16-bit classics who once went on to spawn gazillions of sequels, and haven’t stopped yet.

Look at it. Cute as buttons.

Nothing more to say what isn’t already known, right?

Or maybe some highlights:

  • You get two controllers, instead of one on the NES Classic,
  • 21 games come pre-installed, of which the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 is the ultimate dealmaker,
  • EarthBound is included, which is a big thing for Europeans,
  • Chrono Trigger , Jurassic Park and Mortal Kombat are not included. Which is blasphemous.
  • Pre-orders of this already-soon-to-be-exhausted-stock of Nintendo units haven’t started yet, so if you really want your retro-craving filled, why not try out one of the ‘others’?



In the odd case this is the only site accessible to you for the coming months, here’s a list of the games that did make the cut:

Contra III: The Alien Wars
Donkey Kong Country
EarthBound (Mother 2)
Final Fantasy III (FFVI)
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

The future was yesterday, the past is now.

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