The Analogue Super Nt is Nintendo’s SNES Classic for grown-ups

Just as the NES Classic Edition broke ground before the SNES Classic, Analogue is also following up on Nintendo’s wallet-grab on our childhood memories with another premium, no-compromise mini console that plays the gaming carts of yesteryear, and solves some of our issues with the official miniature SNES. This is all, however, for a premium price. Naturally. Author:  Source: Engadget

Nintendo’s mini SNES quickly cracked to run more games

It appears that Nintendo really doesn’t mind modders cracking open its little retro consoles and using them for more than they were originally intended. Back when the NES Classic Edition was released, it took Russian tinkerer “Cluster” just a few months to figure out how to side-load additional games onto the system. Nintendo doesn’t seem to have made the process …

8BitDo brings its wireless controllers to the SNES Classic

The SNES Classic is a cute microconsole with a hell of a selection of games. While it’s a pretty accurate recreation of the original number, and its controller cords are indeed longer than the NES Classic Edition that preceded it, the modern convenience of wireless controllers is hard to beat. The good news is that if you ordered up one …

Capcom to re-release $100 ‘Street Fighter II’ SNES cartridges

As if grabbing the SNES Classic Edition weren’t challenging enough, retro gamers have another limited re-release to look out for: brand-new Street Fighter II cartridges. Capcom and iam8bit have teamed up to produce a run of 5,500 units, available in either “Opaque Ryu Headband Red” (4,500 cartridges) or “Glow-in-the-Dark Blanka Green” (1,000 cartridges). The boxes are all identical and will …

‘Secret of Mana’ returning as a 3D remaster on PlayStation and PC

Next month, a horde of nostalgic Nintendo heads will get the chance to relive the Secret of Mana on the SNES Classic Edition. But, if you’re a gamer with modern sensibilities, then its 16-bit world may not suffice. Fortunately for you, developer Square Enix is giving the iconic title the 3D treatment. An upgraded version of the JRPG is heading …

Nintendo’s second ‘Classic’ console is better, but not perfect

When Nintendo announced that the already impossible to find NES Classic Edition was going out of production, there were two reactions: outrage that the company could introduce such a popular product and fail to meet demand, and curiosity — why would Nintendo kill off the most popular throwback console ever made? The official line is that it was never intended …

Bring your own SNES cartridges for the Supa RetroN HD

The upcoming launch of Nintendo’s SNES Classic has turned up the hype on 16-bit nostalgia, and Hyperkin is ready to seize the moment. The company already builds several consoles built for retro gaming, and now product designer Chris Gallizzi tweeted this image of the Supa RetroN HD. Hyperkin’s $160 RetroN 5 already plays SNES games (as well as other classic …

Walmart cancels early SNES Classic Edition preorders

If you’re one of the lucky folks that got a preorder in at Walmart for a Super Nintendo Classic Edition unit last week, you might want to sit down. Walmart is canceling all of the preorders, claiming that it was “mistakenly made available last Friday evening ahead of the official release date.” The retailer has started notifying customers today. Author:  …

When tech nostalgia goes too far

Nintendo had a bonafide smash on its hands with the NES Classic. And it looks like the SNES mini console will fly off of store shelves just as quickly. But it’s not the only company looking to cash in on your nostalgia. Nowadays, there are reboots of TV shows like Twin Peaks and MST3K. Oh, and how about Netflix’s Stranger …

The SNES Classic is real, arrives on September 29th for $80

The delicious rumors are true: Nintendo is gearing up to launch the SNES Classic, a miniaturized version of the glorious original Super Nintendo Entertainment System. According to Nintendo’s Twitter account, the system will be available on September 29th with 21 games built-in — including the never-released Star Fox 2. Source: Nintendo Author:  Source: Engadget

Nintendo swears the SNES Classic won’t sell out so quickly

Nintendo’s sales strategy for the NES Classic Edition was frustrating, to put it mildly. It shipped so few systems that they sold out almost immediately, and killed the product despite loads of pent-up demand. Will it learn from its mistakes now that the SNES Classic is on its way? Apparently, the answer is yes… maybe. The gaming giant has put …

Here’s what Nintendo needs to do to make the SNES Classic great 

Before Nintendo unveiled the Switch, its new hybrid game console, to the world, it re-released an old one. The NES Classic Edition was an adorably small box of nostalgia packed with some of the best games for Nintendo’s original home console. Now, the company is doing it again — on September 29th, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition will …

Nintendo’s next hit console could be the SNES Mini

Nintendo’s decision to retire the NES Classic left many fans disgruntled. The system, a reimagined version of the iconic 80s console, was a hit last Christmas — for those that could find one, that is. Stock problems meant it was notoriously difficult to acquire, and rather than solve these supply issues, Nintendo decided to kill the product completely. While frustrating, …

Nintendo classics get online multiplayer on the Switch

The Nintendo Switch features a new, paid subscription model that grants players access to online multiplayer features — and something extra. According to the Nintendo Switch Online Service website, anyone who subscribes will be able to download and play one classic game from the Nintendo Entertainment System or Super Nintendo Entertainment System per month, “with newly-added online play.” Source: Nintendo …

Someone Google Translated ‘Final Fantasy’

As much as we love them, Japanese role-playing games can be baffling at the best of times. Yet thanks to some clever localization, teams of writers and translators around the globe have managed to make sense of these intriguing adventures. But what if these localization teams didn’t exist? That’s the question translation enthusiast Clyde Mandelin asked, resulting in him rigging …

Celebrate the SNES with Hyperkin’s mechanical keyboard

If you grew up in North America during the early 1990s, there’s probably one color you associate with Nintendo: Purple. The SNES had a distinctly violet tinge in the region, while European and Japanese customers were treated to a grey, slightly more curvaceous model (the controller had multi-colored face buttons too.) If the purple version has a special place in …

Ben Heck’s multi-system retro controller

Using a build idea from the element14 Community, Ben takes an ESP8266 module and creates the ultimate all-in-one retro gaming controller for the Super Nintendo, Sega Megadrive / Genesis and Nintendo Entertainment System. To get the digital signals from the buttons across the wireless transmission to the receiver, Ben will have to use shift registers such as the 74HC595 to …

Get a look at the lost Super NES ‘Rayman’ game

When he isn’t busy cryptically teasing Beyond Good & Evil 2, game developer Michel Ancel laments (above) past projects lost to the sands of time. Like the Super NES version of Rayman that was scrapped in favor of the disc-based iterations for the Atari Jaguar and original PlayStation. As noticed by Motherboard, Ancel managed to find an old prototype cartridge …