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    The Super NES Classic Edition

    So have you heard that Nintendo's releasing a new Super NES system in September (in limited quantities)? It's true! And it's looking like a pretty sweet deal. For your $80 you will get the system, two controllers, and the following 21 games (assuming you live in North America), which I will list in order of my personal preference, with an asterisk by titles that I've never actually played:

    Final Fantasy III
    Secret of Mana
    Super Metroid
    Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
    EarthBound
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    F-Zero
    Super Mario Kart
    Donkey Kong Country
    Super Castlevania IV
    Star Fox
    Mega Man X
    Super Mario World
    Kirby's Dream Course
    Kirby Super Star
    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
    Super Ghosts n' Ghouls
    Super Punch-Out!!*
    Contra III: The Alien Wars*
    ...oh, and STAR FOX 2!!


    That's right! Remember that direct sequel to Star Fox that was to be released for the Super NES in 1995, but got cancelled due to the company's focus on the Nintendo 64? Well it's back from the dead and comes built into the Super NES Classic Edition!!

    That's a really good deal and an excellent way for people who never got to experience that era of gaming to tour some of its real highlights. A lot of them, actually. My biggest gripe is that there's no Chrono Trigger on this list, but that's forgivable, as I have a number of versions of Chrono Trigger on various platforms at this point.

    And for retro-gamers like yours truly, this is a dream come true. My original system has stopped responding to me when I turn the power button on now and good luck finding replacement wiring that still works at this point. I mean yeah I can play the vast majority of my Super NES library on the Virtual Console now and everything, but for the more nostalgic among us, it's just not quite the same as using the original hardware and controllers. Nothing really is. Plus there's no other way to finally get Star Fox 2! So yeah, color me excited.

    (Thought @CreepyOldDude and @The Xl might be particularly interested in this. )

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    Will they only make a couple of thousand and then stop making them like they did with the NES classic?
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    Nintendo has said that they are prepared to ship "significantly more" of these than they did NES Classic systems, but they also have no new shipments slated beyond the end of the year, so I think it's going to be a seasonal thing. I would preorder now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPress Polly View Post
    Nintendo has said that they are prepared to ship "significantly more" of these than they did NES Classic systems, but they also have no new shipments slated beyond the end of the year, so I think it's going to be a seasonal thing. I would preorder now.
    I was wanting to purchase one of the classic NES systems, but I was not going to pay over $275 for it because Nintendo stopped production.
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    That game list is sick. Not sure how Chrono Trigger didn't make the cut though.

    There is a market out there for old school gaming, and it would seem that it's finally being recognised.

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    I think they should consider releasing a handleheld sort of snes and N64 port. I think that would do yuge business.

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    The XL wrote:
    I think they should consider releasing a handleheld sort of snes and N64 port. I think that would do yuge business.
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    Super NES was easily one of the best gaming systems ever made. So many good games. That list is awesome. Will buy.
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