Eurogamer reports that sources claim Nintendo will launch a SNES Classic

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  1. Hanafuda

    Member Hanafuda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    The US version of the SNES/SFC revision was called the SNES mini.

    The Japanese version was called the Super Famicom Jr.

    No idea if there was a Euro version.

    I have a Super Famicom Jr., which I modded for S-video and RGB output (using a THS7374 board from voultar.com). With this mod, the RGB-out from this console is the best video signal available on any SNES/SFC console Nintendo ever made.



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    The Super Famicom Jr. console (and presumably the SNES mini) was still made in Japan, but the controller that came with it lacked the usual printed script and was made in China. This might have been the first official Nintendo hardware made in China.

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    These controllers, for example, were made in Japan.

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    Hmm, if they make it with USB controllers, this would be quite an interesting piece of hardware. Sadly the NES used funky Nintendo ports instead of USB like everyone else, which could mean the SNES version to do the same thing. would love to get a pair of SNES USB controllers for the fun of it to replace my adapter + original SNES controller for the times I want to waste playing PC games with a pad.
     
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    That SNES somehow reminds me of the dreadful Knight Rider 2000. :P
     
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    My question is how it will handle super FX chip emulation or will they just not include those games or some of the other chips? Either way I'd love one depending on the games lol
     
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    It isn't much to look at, is quite small, and weighs almost nothing compared to the original SNES/SFC. It's hard to take the mini/jr seriously until you plug it in and see the picture. And, that only applies to a console that's been modded like mine, because in stock form it outputted only composite (unlike the original SNES/SFC, which outputted composite, S-vid, and RGB). The irony of that cost-cutting measure is that the mini/jr is capable of the cleanest visual output of any SNES/SFC made. (The '1chip" versions of the original model, especially the 1chip-03, are almost as good. Almost. And the 1chip-03 is harder to find than a mini/jr.)

    Some info:
    http://retrorgb.com/snesversioncompare.html

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    I would die for mini gamecube
     
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    Confirm Release Date ~ 5/1/17
    Confirm Discontinued Date ~ 5/2/17
    Trust me, my Dad works at Japan
     
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    Wii Mini is
     
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    So, will we make a forum for "Nintendo Classic" when this comes out?
     
  11. Hanafuda

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    I suggest we call it, "Pretendo."
     
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    But stuck with the horribly blurry/fuzzy signal on HDTVs, so....
     
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    I am so down. Know ninty it will be a similar OS to the NES mini. So we could possibly run linux on it ^^.
     
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    Or run custom SNES roms

    Janked Up Mario Party here I come.
     
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    If they do this, they will probably cash in on this, and make N64Minis, and so on.
    But it kinda would make sense though after discontinuing the Nes Classic.
     
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    When Nintendo makes this re-releases, they start selling the cartridges again as well? How was it with nes mini?

    Or you just plug a pen-drive and play your roms?
     
  17. FAST6191

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    *spits imaginary drink*
    Do what now?
    Had you said N64 you would have got a high five as we await the "the N64 was totally not a failure and had loads of games and was not the start of Nintendo's decline and has aged really well and and and" posts.

    I don't know if I would say it has more nostalgia associated but I can safely say with absolute certainty that it does not lack on the nostalgia front. I have my doubts about Nintendo's hardware, Nintendo's emulator coding, Nintendo's ability to select a suitable amount of games for it and Nintendo's approach to making toys but not one on the "if Nintendo make a mini SNES using the same mould as the mini NES then it will sell like hotcakes to the fanboys, nostalgia addled idiots, idiots that don't know about emulators and the insufferable anti piracy set" front.
    If nothing else *points to GBA library*. Take out the 16 bit ports, remakes and throwbacks and you still have quite a bit but it is not anywhere near as rosy.
     
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    Id rather not pay scapers $400 for a $60 console or maybe $80.


    That and I already have a SNES :3
     
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    Also, if you have 3DS, just play SNES games on that.
     
  20. LichbannMejolaro

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    Also even if you're posting from a potato, you can play SNES games there as well.
     
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