Batteries Not Included | The Super NES Classic

(Photo Supplied/Nintendo)

This week, Darrin reacts to the news that Nintendo is releasing a “classic” edition of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System… and laments the mistakes made with last year’s “NES Classic.”

Either way, you may want to ask retailers about pre-order options now.

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  1. can’t blame you guys for what you voted for… but this list also shows the unfortunate situation that you guys were deprived of two SNES classics that deserve to be in the top 5-10.

    Metal Combat: Battle Clash II. THIS WAS MADE BY NINTENDO. It was an amazing sequel that did things you would never expect from a Nintendo game. Unfortunately, because it was a Super Scope game a lot of people didn’t pick it up. But it is one of those rare games that still holds up today, even without nostalgia. It was also one of Nintendo’s first forays into making a game that was story-driven: even battle opened and closed with dialogue that moved the story forward, as well as plot twists and alternate endings (depending on your skill).

    Terranigma: This was an action RPG that Japan oddly enough released in Europe, but not here in the west. It was very atmospheric, and really became heady and interesting after the first few dungeons when a major plot twist revealed that you were essentially the only human left alive on Earth. You then travel the world seeking to revive the continents and restoring the world.

    I highly suggest emulating both games as you are not likely to be able to obtain your own copies. Or a superscope.

  2. there is hundred of games one of my favorites skyblazer sunset riders , topgear dracula x gaia ilusion of the time , demon crest ff especial act raiser.1.2 super bomberman , turrican sonic blast man Rival Turf , the peace keaper brawl brothers , super street figther 2, capitan comando . ninja warrior , metal warriors . hagane king of dragons clock tower , the fire men, biker mice from mars , Ghost Sweeper Mikami goof troop, gundam win

  3. So much nostalgia seeing these Maria screenshots. Maria is by far one of my all-time favorite games I remember playing it on the Nintendo 64 when I was a kid so much. Such good memories.

  4. I’m not a very knowledgeable gamer & came here because I recently got a modded SNES mini and wanted to compare my list….Missing, Final Fantasy3 (got 1,2 Mystical Quest) Griffey Jr Winning Run ( have Jr. Presents Major League Baseball ) Evo & Madden. Is it wrong for me to want seller to DL a few Mame, Genesis and Neo Geo games into my mini? Watched a few vids of a guy doing it on YT and now I can’t let go of that thought. =•s

  5. So games like Shadowrun, Demons Crest, Harvest Moon, Actraiser, Ogre Battle, Breath of Fire, Evo, Mystical Ninja, the Super Star Wars games, XMen Mutant Apocalypse, several great Disney platformers, Lost Vikings, Prince of Persia or Battletoads Battlemaniacs don’t make the list, but TWO Mortal Kombat do, despite being highly overrated gimmicky and terrible fighters and being gimped on the SNES compared to their arcade counterparts?! Also, what’s with the lack of SHMUPs?

  6. Link to the past 20-30 hours? Nonsense. Even on your first playthrough not knowing where anything is MIGHT take 8-10 hours if you’re really taking your time. The game can be beat in 3-4 hours with all collectibles and you don’t need to be some masterful speed runner to manage that. I was doing it as a kid and I’m not very good at video games. It’s an amazing game but I often see it described like it’s some sort of mega epic when it’s something most average people could clear in an afternoon or two.

  7. I remember waiting for Super Castlevania 4 to come out on the SNES. It had amazing graphics for the time but after being used to the difficulty of the NES versions, it was way too easy. I beat that game only a few days after getting it, which was a little disappointing. The game was still fun but it wasn’t what I was expecting. Especially considering that all the previous versions were much more difficult.

    • Valid point, Ashley! I remember Castlevania IV kind of surprising me in that I could actually beat it when it first came out, lol

  8. Now, I am a huge Zelda fan. Not the biggest you’ll ever meet, but pretty big. Still small enough to not blindly love every game of the series though. Well anyways, ALttP was before my time. I am currently 18 years old and never played it when it first came out. Of course I got it on Virtual Console later on. And, to be perfectly honest… I didn’t love it. I had a good time playing it, but to this day I never actually finished it. There are things about it that just bothered me too much. Like Links puny sword. Or the lack of maneuverability when using items, or, well your sword. These little details made the game hard. I’m not saying that it’s too hard. I’m saying that it is harder (and thus more infuriating) than it needs to be. So that’s why I didn’t particularly like this entry to the series.

    I’ve gotta add, I definitely prefer the 3D titles over the 2D titles (apart from BotW, it was good but didn’t feel like a Zelda) and, like I said, ALttP was before my time so I am not the most impartial of judges… But yeah.

    • I love both the 2D and 3D titles, but I hear you about ALttP. It’s probably a generational thing. At the time, it was amazing. Ocarina of Time and Link’s Awakening are also among my favorites!


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