Review: The SNES Classic Edition and all 21 games on it

Riding high on the success (and mind-boggling scarcity) of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo surprised no one with the announcement of the SNES Classic Edition, a tiny version of the classic Super Nintendo console that comes with 21 of its greatest hits built in. But a few new features and departures from the original make it a distinct product — and one very much worth your $80.

At a glance

  • 21 games built-in
  • HDMI out
  • USB powered
  • Comes with two controllers
  • $80, available September 29

All the bits

So. I’m an SNES guy.

I’ve had the same SNES since I was a kid — it’s all beat to hell, pieces missing off the back, bite marks on the controllers, and yellowed with age, and of course filthy. But it still works like a charm, and I still play it regularly. I…

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