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Old Technology in a New Package: Should You Buy the SNES Classic Edition?

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) is considered to be one of the best consoles ever released in gaming history and Nintendo has now re-launched it as the SNES Classic Edition. While it still contains decades old technology and games, the nostalgia factor is the main driving force here. However, if you are still on the fence regarding getting one, it’s probably a good idea to consider the following points before making the decision.

All Included Games are Superb

The NES Classic had some good games last year, but not all the 30 games included with the package were that great. The 21-game line-up of the SNES Classic Edition on the other hand is an awesome one. It includes super hit titles such as Super Mario World, Super Castlevania IV, Mega Man X, Mario Kart, Street Fighter 2 Turbo and much more. However, if you are on the hunt for even rarer, collectible games, check out gamesniped.com for more info.

Tremendous Value for Money

At about $80 (the price of a single modern console or PC game), you are getting some of the best games ever made and a collectible console with two controllers; that’s just incredible value for your money.

Offline Multiplayer at Its Best

This is one of the places where offline multiplayer started and it doesn’t get better than what you experience on the SNES Classic Edition. The controllers can use some work as they are not really the best, but games like Mario Kart and Street Fighter2 Turbo are going to make time with your friends and family fly.

Buying the Console Isn’t Necessary to Play these Games

This one was the biggest argument against buying the NES Classic last year and it still happens to be a very valid cause why you may want to reconsider your decision to buy the SNES Classic this year as well; you don’t really need a console to play these games. You can play all of the included games (except maybe Star Fox 2) and more from your computer or your smartphone with an emulator. Then there is the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U; both of which supports all these games, but at a steeper price.

Know What You are Getting

Just in case you have never had a taste of these classics and have only played modern PC and console games, you should know that the graphics and mechanics in these games have amazing retro value but they are not exactly what you are probably used to. They are still great fun, but just don’t expect them to be something that they are not.

It all comes down to choice really, but there’s no denying the shot of nostalgia which you will likely feel with the SNES Classic if you had played any of these games as a child or a teenager back in the day. Even the feeling of holding one of those controllers in your hands feels great! However, logically speaking, you don’t really “need” a SNES Classic Edition if all you want to do is experience the games.

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