SNES Classic Discussion and Thoughts

Lufia 2 Editorial 2

Question Time:

How much sway did the six people that got the NES Classic have over Nintendo? The current word on the street is that by Christmas there will be a SNES Classic. I only know a handful of people that even got the NES classic, and almost all of them work in retail and could have one set aside. Regular folks? Yeah, life was harder for them. And I don’t know anyone willing to spend the eBay prices. They’re maddening, and will only get worse. The rumor is that it was never a plan to make the NES Classic a long-term deal, just a limited-time product. I don’t recall anyone saying that while they were advertising it though. Will they address the issue of “Almost no goddamn person got one”, or “The controller cables are ludicrously short”? What about the number of games on it? I’ve heard up to 50, but I’ve also heard 30. There’s a lot of speculation going on right now. Do I want one? Yes and no. Yes, because I also wanted an NES Classic, and the NES/SNES were the lifeblood of my youth, what kept me reasonably mentally well, and happy. But I will not fight people for it, nor will I pay the outrageous fees that people that get them early and resell on eBay for. I won’t do it. I’ll just… go buy the damn cartridge and play it on my SNES. That being said… if I could get one for a reasonable price, and it had stuff I wanted? Sure, I’d take my Hanukkah money and get one. Are there titles I want for it? Of course. Especially if it would feature some kind of online multiplayer [but it won’t, let’s be honest, it won’t]. I’ll leave the obvious ones off: EarthBound, Lufia 1, Lufia 2. You guys know I want those.

  • Super Bomberman [any of them]
  • Mario Paint
  • Secret of Mana
  • Secret of Evermore
  • Super Mario All-Stars [Let’s be real, it will be there]
  • Super Turrican
  • Super R-Type
  • Shadowrun
  • Super Street Fighter II
  • X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse
  • Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest
  • Populous
  • Sim City
  • E.V.O.
  • Disney’s Alladin

What about you guys? Your thoughts? Will Nintendo finally stop poisoning the world with poor unit distribution? Nothing is confirmed that I’m aware of, but this is definitely a big talking point. If I didn’t say something, I’d go insane.

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