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A close-up hands-on with Nintendo's next little retro console hit, coming this September.
The Super NES Classic is Nintendo's newest childhood-in-a-box retro game console package. And we got to hold it.
The 16-bit collection comes with two completely spot-on SNES controllers. The buttons feel just like they used to.
If you're curious, as a size comparison, here's an SNES Classic with a bagel.
The SNES Classic doesn't use cartridges: 21 games come baked in, similar to the NES Classic and its 30 games.
The controllers are both wired, with more reach than the NES Classic's way-too-short controller.
Both controllers together are about as large as the whole system. The SNES Classic connects to your TV with HDMI, and uses Micro-USB to power it.
The controllers use the same port as the NES Classic controllers, which means third-party wireless options might be cross-compatible.
A look at the games included (and the back of the SNES Classic box). Star Fox 2 is a never-before-seen game.
The front of the box. Heavy retro waves.
The SNES Classic may only be sold through the end of 2017, according to Nintendo.
Does that mean they'll be ridiculously hard to find? Probably. I mean, I'm not exactly helping.
We didn't get to play one. Or even see the games demoed. All we did was look at the plastic hardware.
Still, it's nice-looking plastic. This is the US model by the way -- Europe and Japan (including the UK and Australia) get a curvier model with colored buttons that matches the old PAL SNES.
Here's hoping they'll be easy to find in stores (not likely).
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