Nintendo has released a snazzy new trailer for the SNES Classic Mini that shows off what the console can do.
One of the new features is the ability to “rewind” a game should you mess up. Modern gamers eh? They don’t make them like they used to etc. You can rewind up to five minutes of gameplay from your last save point, and each game can save up to four suspend points. Handy.
The trailer also shows off the never-before-released Star Fox 2, sure to be one of the key reasons to pick the system up. If you can, that is. Scalpers are everywhere.
On top of that, we have the ability to choose display modes, 4:3, CRT filter, and Pixel Perfect, along with customisable frames.
The SNES Classic Mini comes with 21 pre-installed games and every single one of them runs at 60hz too. Good news.
Overall, it’s looking like a compelling buy indeed, it’s just a shame there doesn’t seem to be enough of them to go around. Nintendo really needs to sort out this ongoing situation. Make more of them and people won’t get exploited. It’s pretty simple…
After SNES Mini pre-orders first went live in the UK, scalpers were quick to put the console on eBay at ridiculously inflated prices. The console costs £79.99 officially, but prices were hitting as high as £200.
It appears eBay is taking action though, with listings being pulled regularly.
An eBay representative has stated that pre-order items can only be listed on eBay if they’re available for postage within 30 days from the purchase date. The SNES Mini is released on the 29th September.
It’s great to see eBay now taking action as well, but will it be enough to stop the scalpers? They’ll still be able to put the consoles up on eBay from the 29th August onwards, for example. The ultimate solution is simple: more stock from Nintendo.
To the chagrin of scalpers everywhere, Amazon UK is now limiting anyone who ordered multiple SNES minis to one console each.
Amazon UK contacted customers this morning, via email, to say they had limited stock of the much sought-after SNES mini to just one console per customer:
As expected, the SNES mini has been extremely difficult to get hold of since its announcement on June 26th, with prices on eBay already double the original price of £79.99.
We’re not sure if Nintendo themselves has requested this new limit – is more stock on the way?
The SNES mini is set to launch in the UK on the 29th September with 21 games built into the system.
It’s good to see Amazon UK (and Nintendo?) put this limit in place so scalpers won’t as easily get to manipulate people who have a passion for something – why this limit wasn’t in place right away is another question, of course. Have you been lucky enough to order a SNES mini? Let us know in the comments below, if you please.
We all knew this was going to happen. The SNES Classic Mini was always going to be released but we didn’t know when it would come or what games would come installed. That all changed as Nintendo gave us the details on the inevitable SNES Classic Mini (or Super Famicom Classic Mini, for our Japanese friends).
The SNES Mini will have 21 games installed on it (see the list at the bottom of article) and will include the never released Starfox 2
For some reason, the EU edition will not contain a plug adapter for the USB-powered console. This is probably due to the many different plug types that exist within Europe but it’s annoying all the same
The mini-console will come with two controllers. The cables on these controllers will be 5 foot long – fixing one of the biggest problems with the NES Mini
Americans will have to make do with their awful looking purple/grey monstrosities whilst everyone else gets awesome looking rainbow coloured controllers. The way Nintendo intended
The Japanese edition has slightly different games, with 5 changes being made. The biggest thing we’re missing out on is Fire Emblem – as far as I’m concerned
There are more than 2 consoles being made, so people might be able to buy this thing in shops instead of getting scalped on eBay
Who’s excited for this? I kind of am. The SNES was always my favourite console, probably because it had some great games and also because it came out in a time in my life where I literally had nothing else to do except play video games and complain about homework.
Here’s the list of 21 games I promised you earlier:
Contra III The Alien Wars
Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy III (AKA Final Fantasy IV – because Japan)
Kirby Super Star
Kirby’s Dream Course
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox (AKA Starwing for us Euro peeps)
Star Fox 2 (Never released – must complete level 1 of Star Fox to unlock)
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (…alpha omega tournament ultimate edition x Tekken)
Super Castlevania IV
Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
The SNES Class Mini will launch in September for $80 which is roughly £63. No official European pricing has been revealed.