Here's what Nintendo's new $80 mini Super Nintendo looks like in action

It was something everybody wanted.

If you're looking to buy an SNES Classic Edition, good luck, because considering how poorly this pre-order period went, you're probably going to need either a lot of time or a lot of money to get one. But now, when you load up a saved game, you have the option of loading it with Rewind mode on. Players can use the system's Rewind feature to rewind their gameplay a little to attempt tricky sections again, pick up missed items, or simply run through a section again to see if anything was missed.

In an effort to right last year's wrongs, the controller cable is significantly longer than the stupidly short ones inflicted on the NES Classic Mini. Most importantly, StarFox 2 will finally be playable.

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That's the big sticking point because the demand is so high for the console that has 21 games, including Super Mario World, Starfox 2, Super Mario Kart, F-Zero and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, among others.

Back in June, Nintendo unveiled the SNES Classic Edition, a follow-up to its retrofabulous NES Classic Edition that it launched previous year. It's amusing since we can play all of these games via emulators on the computer or download them from the eShop on the Wii U. However, there's nothing like playing it on the original console with the feel of the SNES controller.

Retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon put up their pre-order pages around 1 a.m. EST and within half an hour, the device was sold out. The company would later say that it never intended for the NES Classic Edition to be an ongoing thing, and that it had to make room in production for its hybrid Switch console, which is also in short supply. In July, the SNES Classic was made available for pre-order in the United States for the first time via Walmart, but it later turned out that this was a glitch, and those pre-orders were canceled.

  • Desiree Holland