Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jun 2017 18:30 UTC

Nintendo has revealed details for the SNES Classic. The standalone mini console will feature 21 games, including Super Mario World, Earthbound, Super Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. But the most surprising inclusion is Star Fox 2, the unreleased sequel to the original Star Fox for SNES.

No Chrono Trigger.

Why would I buy a SNES if I can't play the best game ever made on it? This is a baffling, dealbreaking omission.

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No cartridges? WTF?
by aliver on Mon 26th Jun 2017 20:02 UTC
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Why not include the damn cartridge slot? Don't give me "manufacturing cost" as a reason, either. It's quite nominal (having fab'd a few boards myself) to include that hardware.

It's a lot like a "greatest hits" collection. I mean it's cool in some ways because it just generates motion around the retro scene (motion != action, but isn't bad). For someone like me, it's just rehashing old stuff without anything new to offer (other than HDMI which isn't nothing).

I'd much rather them have released a premium SNES with HDMI, better sound (HDMI, built in RCA on the head unit, or PCM over optical), better connectors such as built-in composite RGB, and a network interface to do remote-internet-based-coop-gaming. Plus, if they were smart, they'd put in firmware to allow for a "game store" ala the WII, 3DS, or Switch. Now THAT would have been worth waiting and paying for.

Taking away my cartridge slot made the whole thing like some kind of rinky-dink drugstore ripoff console from retron or someone even lower rent (at least the Retron has a cartridge slot!).

Keep in mind I still have a real SNES hooked up to a Sony 20" Trinitron PVM monitor. So, this is absolutely worthless to me. One can have all the SNES games on a single SD card via a Super EverDrive. Granted it's $200 but if you really wanted a big game endownment... that's far superior to 30 pre-picked games.

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