SNES Mini
#1
There's rumours Nintendo are planning to release a SNES Mini later in the year.
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#2
Really Nintendo?
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#3
Well apparently yes really.

http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Misc-/Nintendo...38330.html

Better get your orders in within the next 36 seconds. Oops too late.
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#4
Just managed to get an order through on GAME.co.uk, who have helpfully sent out a mass email about it and their site is hanging by a thread. GAME aren't exactly the most reliable online store in the world, so I may put a backup order in through Amazon once they've got it listed.

I didn't have an NES so I never bothered with the NES Classic, but the SNES was not only the console I spent my formative years playing, it's the only console I don't still own because I was young and stupid and sold it for next to nothing. This is going to go a long way towards restoring a piece of my gaming history.
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#5
There's a list of games it comes with and the news that it won't be as limited as the NES Mini.

Might still be worth putting that backup order in, though, if only to sell on eBay.
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#6
Nintendo will continue to sell SNES minis in Europe into next year, and will also be bringing back the NES mini next summer.
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#7
My SNES mini is on the way from GAME.co.uk. They're sending it with DPD, which is almost worth the £10 extra they charged me for the console. Maybe Nintendo have a track record for sending stock at the last minute and GAME charged the extra to cover the courier. It'll be interesting to see how many other retailers manage to get them into customers hands tomorrow.

Either way, I'm excited.
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#8
Got my console at about 3pm today.  I was surprised at just how small it is, about 15x10cm.

All my favourites are on there bar one, Super Mario All-Stars.  Chrono Trigger is another glaring omission, but I have the superior DS port.

There's also a distinct lack of puzzle games.  Tetris and Dr. Mario, Yoshi's Cookie and Mario no Super Picross would have been great additions.

The UI is somewhat barebones, too.  There's no option to smooth the pixel edges, unlike the Wii U Virtual console, but the borders you can put around the game screen make up for this a little.  It's very remeniscent of the Super Game Boy.

Being able to download PDFs of the original game manuals from Nintendo's website is a nice touch, too.  Shame they didn't try to make one for Starfox 2.

All in all, it's a lovely piece of nostalgia.  Playing the ROMs from an official source with a replica controller is the next best thing to having the original console again.
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#9
Here's my review.

I was a bit worried the novelty value would quickly wear off, but I find I keep coming back to games like Super Castlevania, Star Wing and A Link to the Past well after the initial "I remember that!" period has ended.

It's surprising how well some of the games hold up.
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