Today is the SNES Classic launch day! I was able to get an in stock order off of Thinkgeek at midnight last night, so I should have mine in a few days. Did anybody else get one?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/29/2017 at 04:17pm

Even though I had a pre-order on Walmart I wanted to pickup another as a Christmas present. I went to Target and they were sold out. They said they had 60 people in line and sold out in minutes.

Many of my friends picked them up though, one missed out. Hopefully Nintendo can keep stock flowing to stores!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 09/29/2017 at 04:24pm

The initial launch seemed better than the nes classic. Nintendo said that they are going to produce more units than they did with the nes classic. Hopefully everyone will be able to pick them up at retail price.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/29/2017 at 04:26pm

Seems like they did produce more units, just not enough for everyone on launch day.

> Hopefully everyone will be able to pick them up at retail price.

I agree.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 09/29/2017 at 04:58pm

Man, looking at the games list again... it's *really* hard to stay away from this one!

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/29/2017 at 05:10pm

I was in the same boat as Jon-- struck out at Walmart and Target. If I didn't have on on preorder I would have gotten there at like 6 to get in line. Still waiting on that shipping notification. Hopefully all goes well!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 09/29/2017 at 06:07pm

You need one Adam!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/29/2017 at 06:56pm
jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/29/2017 at 09:55pm

If everyone wants to load up on the PDF manuals for the original games you can download them from Nintendo here:

ALSO the original manual for Earthbound was the Players Guide which is a full walkthrough / Nintendo Power style guide available for free to download. Pretty awesome.

The Secret of Mana manual has a walkthrough for the first part of the game up to Underground Palace. FFIII manual has a walkthrough up to the point where you choose the which characters to follow.

Ben_Dodson wrote on 09/30/2017 at 01:48am

I checked online Thursday and found that my local Walmart was getting 30. Also accross the parking lot at the Game Stop, they verified that they had 16 extras after pre-orders. Living in a smaller town I had a good chance. So I headed out at 4:am. Surprisingly I was not the first one in line. Two other guys showed up about 10 minuets before I did. Then more streamed in after I arrived at 4:30.

About 5:45 the Walmart manger came out and informed us she had 12 left in stock. In Confusion I asked “the count showed 30 last night.” She said they sold 1/2 last night at midnight. The end of the line was not happy, but they made their way accross the parking lot to wait 4 more hours until Game Stop opened. 6:10am this morning I paid $79 and went home and played my heart out. That is until my phone kept reminding me I had customers to go see.

It was an early morning but worth the lost sleep. It has been a fun day geeking out on SNES memories and making new ones with my boys.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/30/2017 at 05:16am

That's super awesome, Ben!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/30/2017 at 05:56am

What games have you all been playing the most of?

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 09/30/2017 at 04:22pm

When I get mine I am going to fire up super mario rpg. The mario rpg’s are so much fun!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 10/01/2017 at 04:29am

So my brother brought his new SNES Classic to my Mom's tonight and we were playing it. It's actually better than I thought it would be. The Operating System menu is very similar the NES Classic but the menu music is different. The games lineup is crazy great, which when your scrolling through it is just really surprising they pulled it all together the way they did.

I think the standout thing for me is that the two included controllers have much better action than the NES Classic controller. Not a fan of the buttons on the NES Classic, I think they are too mushy but the SNES Classic controllers are darn near perfect. The didn't print L or R on the top of the shoulder buttons but everything else is the same. I didn't realize there was a bumpy matte finish on the SNES Controllers but apparently there is but we played with our original controllers so much we simply wore it down. When I came home I picked up my original SNES Controllers and the SNES Classic ones really are a nearly perfect recreation of them.

The games look incredible in HD and the selection is great. I think Nintendo blew this one WAY out of the park. Christmas can't come soon enough.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 10/02/2017 at 03:17pm

Looks like the SNES classic is the same hardware as the NES classic:

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/03/2017 at 03:12am

That's not at all surprising. How long until someone combines the software so you can play them all in one package?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 10/05/2017 at 04:52am

Breakdown of the SNES Classic value if you bought all the game straight up and how long to complete them all.

TLDR; it’s a solid value smile

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 10/06/2017 at 02:46am

lol, Earthbound kind of screwed up the average cost of the games there. :P

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 10/06/2017 at 03:37am

I got my SNES classic today. I focused on Super Mario World and had a blast. The controllers feel great, and the system feels responsive.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 10/06/2017 at 09:40pm

If anybody wants a pdf version of the Starfox 2 manual here it is:

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/11/2017 at 11:06pm

Holy crap, my wife just surprised me with an SNES Classic!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 10/12/2017 at 02:33am

> Holy crap, my wife just surprised me with an SNES Classic!

That's a great surprise. Let us know which on your play first.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 10/12/2017 at 04:58am

Awesome Adam!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/12/2017 at 06:13am

I had to fire up Super Mario World first, because that just felt right. But I didn't play it long. I then bounced around a hunch of games and got my butt handed to me in Contra, Ghouls'N Ghosts, F Zero, Super Street Fighter and Star Fox.

Star Fox 2 was an interesting experience. I had to beat the first stage of Star Fox to unlock it, but that was fairly simple. Once I reversed controls on Star Fox 2, I beat it in about 45 mins, but I got a D grade. That one will be fun to go back and try to improve each time. The game starts out with a similar looking space map to the first game, but you can choose to fly anywhere in it. Andross is back and attacking your home world. You can choose to shoot down incoming bombs, or save other planets or fight destroyers. It's like a RTS game, where you have to plan out where you're going to attack whilst your planet is getting attacked. There's also some mech levels, where your ship transforms to a mech. These were incredibly easy, but ended up being my favorite part of the game.

I can't wait to find some time to dedicate to the RPGs in this system, but I didn't start up any tonight :)

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 10/12/2017 at 02:23pm

And your wife never saw you again...

Star Fox 2 is that short? That is disappointing.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/12/2017 at 04:36pm

It was short, but will be replayable, since things on the map are moving in "real time" you can choose to go about your objectives many different ways. There are also multiple difficulty levels to up the challenge. I liked it, but yeah, it did feel short.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 10/12/2017 at 05:50pm

Does it feel like a complete game? The shortness of the game might be another reason why they never released it.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 10/12/2017 at 06:02pm

The end does have a "did I beat the game or the first full mission?" feel, but then the credits roll and you know it's over. I am guessing there was more planned for the game, but they realized the SNES was on the way out so they threw together what they had into a game to try and not be cancelled completely.

Now that I think of it, the end boss battle was a pretty big disappointment. I was glad at the time that it wasn't difficult, because I wanted to beat the game, but it wasn't a satisfactory win. (I feel like I'm talking myself out of enjoying the game at this point lol)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 10/13/2017 at 02:56am

I think short games are OK.

I just checked out how long the average playthrough is and it's 45 minutes. From everything I read of StarFox 2 is looked like that was the full game and they were gonna ship it and Nintendo shelved it because of the Nintendo 64 coming out.

Now that you mention how short it is I want to play it more. IN A WORLD WITH 60 ZILLION HOUR GAMES I kind of like the idea of a short experience that isn't too hard.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 10/13/2017 at 02:25pm

Short games are ok, but I imagine Nintendo wanting to charge full price for a 45 minute game, and it kind of pisses me off. I don't think the game should be judged on that though. Just a bias I have.

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