Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Research | By Francis Brooks

Japan's SNES Classic gets Famicom look and tweaked game selection

Japan's SNES Classic gets Famicom look and tweaked game selection

Nintendo was up to their old tricks again today, as the consolemaker finally made the Super NES Classic Edition official. However, the company didn't commit to producing shipments beyond the end of 2017, suggesting that it could be planning a limited run of SNES Classic production, much like with the NES Classic.

The reboot of the classic SNES will feature 21 built-in games, including the popular "Super Mario World".

Unofficial pre-release copies of a near-complete "Star Fox 2" had been in circulation among fan and hacking communities since 2004. The plug-and-play microconsole inspired by the Super Nintendo (SNES) follows the enormous success of 2016's NES Classic Mini and initial pre-order allocations are scheduled for a 29 September release. The New Nintendo 3DS suffers from the same problem - its charger must be purchased separately, which regularly leads to problems for parents with upset children.

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In related news about the new mini-console, Nintendo also mentioned that the Super NES Classic Edition will have longer controller cables at five feet (NES Classic's was three feet). The NES Classic had notoriously short controller cables which prevented players from playing comfortably as they had to hunch forward and stay close to the screen. As it turns out, the original development team had no idea that the game was coming out until the rest of the world found out, according to Kotaku. However, by the time Star Fox 2 was ready to be released, other consoles, namely the PlayStation and Sega Saturn, had upped the game in terms of 3D graphics. It will function just like its predecessor did, as it will let gamers easily play all retro-games that come with the console on high-definition televisions.

Add Nintendo to the list of companies capitalizing on '90s nostalgia.

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