The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES Has Been Released And It Looks Incredible
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.
Despite the fact consoles are 100 percent better now, there's just something about the likes of the SNES, N64, PlayStation 1 and Mega Drive that makes them stand out.
The nostalgia, the this-is-so-shit-it's-good factor, the memories of sitting two inches away from the television eating a Dip Dab, it's all a part of the consoles.
We're lucky that not just the games of those times are being remastered, but also things like the SNES.
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, to give its full name, is out now, right in time for Christmas, and it looks incredible.
For the price of £70, the miniature copy of the original comes with two wired controllers, as well as 21 pre-installed games.
There's a new rewind feature, too, allows you to go back up to five minutes of gameplay from your last save, for if you mess up, or want to try something different.
Super Mario World, Earthbound, Star Fox 2 + 18 more games? Now you're playing with super power! #SNESClassic launches 9/29. pic.twitter.com/BPPGjpskPT
- Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 26, 2017
The games all ready to use on the system are: Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, EarthBound, Final Fantasy III, F-ZERO, Kirby Super Star, Kirbys 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!!, Yoshis Island. Not a bad line up, is it?
The SNES was released in Japan in 1990 and went on to become the best-selling console of the 16-bit era.
The console is also renowned for featuring some of the best RPGs of the era, including Secret of Mana and various titles from the Final Fantasy franchise.
According to Eurogamer, Nintendo's plans for a new SNES are major reasons why last year's NES mini did not see a reprieve from discontinuation, despite its continued popularity.
Who's ready to step back into the 90s, then?
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