Following the hype and sell out of the NES Classic, it was no surprise that Ninento would follow-up on that success with a run of SNES Classic Editon. News of the mini 16-bit Nintendo wonder was filtering through the past few months, and it was finally made available to pre-order in the United States… and promptly sold out with ‘Out of Stock’ signs placed across the website stores as fast as they were put up.
For anyone still unaware, the SNES Classic Edition is a miniaturized version of Nintendo’s successful 16-bit gaming console, and according to Nintendo, the mini console “looks and feels just like the original ’90s home console, except it’s super small.” The machine comes with 20 pre-loaded games such as Mario Kart, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, F-Zero, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Earthbound, The Legend of Zelda, and more. But here’s the big shock, Star Fox 2 is also included: a game that has never been officially released before.
Besides the games, there are other features of the SNES Classic Edition to get excited about. The Rewind option will let gamers rewind a minute into the game being played. The ‘My Game Play Demo’ replays gamer’s saved Suspend Points and replays it as part of the demo instead of the default loaded demo. There’s also the chance to use a ‘Frame’: wrap a custom border around your game. The system comes with two SNES Classic controllers, a USB charging cable, HDMI cable, and of course, the 21 pre-loaded games bundle.
Although many, if not all, of the websites are ‘Out of Stock’, it would be a good idea to keep an eye on any re-stocking activities. Just be on the ball and quick. And if you can get a pre-order in, expect to pay around $79.99 with an expected shipping date of September 29, 2017. Try the following places…
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And if the Super Famicom model is more your thing, then check out the different package that offers over at Play Asia.