Nintendo plans to launch the NES Classic Mini (Test) launched in the summer of 2018 at the end of 2016. The system was only available for pre-buyers and was traded on the secondary market at terrifying prices. The new Super NES Classic Mini is to be sold longer than originally planned.
The new SNES edition, which was announced in June and was first tested by ComputerBase in Gamescom 2017 in August, was already sold out in advance after hours. Nintendo had quickly announced, however, compared to the last year, even after the launch of the market again at the end of September once again devices to manufacture by the end of the year. But this too would obviously not have satisfied demand. In addition to the announcement of the return of the small NES, Nintendo has also announced that it intends to continue offering the SNES Classic Mini in the year 2018.
The SNES Classic Mini
Compared to the events Nintendo Classic Mini, the second generation has been expanded by a function for rewinding. Players can rewind a maximum of four memory points per game at any time in the game or out of the game, and re-enter the game at any time. How far the shot goes back depends on the game. ” In most action titles, it is 40 seconds, ” explained Nintendo on demand in Cologne.
Another new feature allows players to customize the black frame to display the game. A whole series of alternative themes is available. The new video, released at the trade show of Nintendo, shows both new options.
The new retro model also closely resembles the design of the original, but is again significantly smaller. The console comes with an HDMI cable, a USB charging cable and two wired controllers.
Among the pre-installed games are again the greatest classics of the platform with sounding names like Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy or Star Fox. For veterans of the era Nintendo has also a surprise in the luggage: the console contains not only old, but also a new title.
The Star Fox 2 space adventure was produced in the 1990s and was to be released in 1995, but was never released on the market. As former developers explained, Nintendo wanted to avoid the comparison between the SNES and the at that time brandnew, more powerful PlayStation 1 respectively the clearly more beautiful 3D games. However, Star Fox 2 can only be played after the first level of the predecessor has been mastered.
With longer cables and two controllers
Although the cable of the second mini console has been lengthened from three (91 cm) to five feet (152 cm), the distance between the player and the screen when the console is mounted on the TV remains small, as narrow as the previous one of Mario Kart but no more. Also lonely, it will not be so fast for buyers of the new generation: The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES are two controllers at the factory. The predecessor was only one and the separately offered controller was even harder (to the official UVP of 10 euros) than the console itself.