Now, Nintendo has officially taken the wraps off of the SNES Classic console.
One thing that you might have missed given the deluge of information coming at you regarding the Super NES Classic Edition, was that those SNES shaped controller ports are actually just for show. In this new console, Yoshi, Samus, and the Star Fox crew are waiting for players to come and play the SNES.
The news comes by way of a statement provided to IGN, where a Nintendo representative revealed that the SNES Classic controller cord will be about two feet longer than the NES Classic, making it about five feet long in total.
In terms of design, the Super NES Classic Edition features the original look and feel of the ’90s home console.
While being offered in a smaller size, it includes controllers recreated with the same size and button layout as for the original console.
A Nintendo spokesperson reportedly said that the company will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than it did of NES Classic Edition. SNES players will also be given access to the intergalactic adventure “Star Fox 2“, which is the sequel of the original “Star Fox” that was created during the Super NES era but was never released.
Still, it’s nice to see Nintendo acknowledge the shortcomings of its last plug-and-play device.
Will this be enough to make up for the limited amount of NES Classics that people were trying to get for the longest time?
As with its now sold-out Classic Min: NES predecessor, the Classic Mini: SNES can be plugged into any HDMI slot on your TV for instant retro gaming goodness.
These Nintendo games would be considered classics by anyone’s standards, and some of them in particular – Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy 3, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete.