The best-selling piece of video game hardware in the US earlier this winter was not the surging Nintendo Switch nor the dominant PlayStation 4 — it was a miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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The bad news is the chances of snagging a Super Nintendo Classic at retail are pretty slim right now, and auction site eBay is probably your best bet if you want it "right now". The good news? The average price of a SNES Classic on eBay is only $US164 ($209), $US80 ($102) less than the NES Classic in the days after its launch.
I tried out the SNES Classic, and found that Nintendo has made some small but meaningful improvements to it over the NES Classic. I have no idea why, since the thing would sell out in 30 seconds anyway even if it were covered in rusty needles. Instead, it has a few nice new features, including a pretty smart system to let you jump back in time when you screw up.
If you really wanted to go out of your way, it's definitely possible to make your own Raspberry Pi-powered NES Classic. But for most, that cute and convenient little package by Nintendo is the best way to go. That's why using this hack to load ROMs onto the new-retro device is a gift from the gaming gods.
It was only a matter of time before people found a way to hack Nintendo's NES Classic and that time has come. Earlier this week, modders trading tips on a Russian forum discovered a way to add ROMs to add extra games to the system that was previously limited to only thirty.
A few days ago, user Aerrix posted on Reddit that she had won Secret Santa. That's because she had taken part in Reddit's annual gift exchange, and instead of receiving a nice holiday gift from just any old stranger on the Internet, she got a package in the mail from the richest person in the world: Bill Gates.
The Best of NES routinely gets some of the most veteran speedrunners of old NES games together to have them compete against one another and share their love of old games. At the end of October, it hosted a three day marathon, and before that, a back-to-back race through 20 different NES games. Last night, the organisation hosted a special event in honour of the recent release of Nintendo's NES Classic.
In honour of the Mini-NES (which is officially called the NES Classic but I'll keep calling the Mini-NES because that's a way better name), Nintendo is going full nostalgia, pulling out the big guns in hopes of blasting your brain with thoughts of the 80s and 90s. Get ready for the return of the Power Line.
Nothing shaped my childhood more than Nintendo. Like millions of other little kids, I got a Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas in 1988. It changed my life. At the age of six, the Nintendo was my first real "gadget," and it was love at first sight. I don't know if I would do what I do today without it.