I Has a SNES Classic!

Huzzah! I hath managed to snag an SNES Classic Edition! Or SNES Mini… whatever you wanna call it.

Okay, I still have an original SNES (it’s still positioned just to the left of my Switch seen in this picture), but seeing as it’s my favorite console of all time, and the most timeless video game console yet created, I just had to have this special item.

Getting a hold of one of these babies wasn’t easy though, as my sleep depravation and noodle-like legs from waiting in long lines will attest to. I had to try a couple of different stores before I ended up getting one (I got the 15th console out of an available 19 at the location I got mine). Yeesh, I really wish Nintendo could just meet the demand for their products for once.

Anyway, the reason I’m writing this isn’t to brag about the fact that I actually managed to get an SNES Classic, but just to say that I plan on writing some reviews for many of the games included in the SNES Classic. Obviously, I’ve already reviewed some of the games included in the console (Including a perfect 10 review for Super Mario World), but a good chunk of the games included are classics I have yet to cover on this site. So expect that to change soon, with reviews for such revered games as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy III, Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG, and basically all the others that I haven’t already reviewed. It will be over time, of course, I still need to finish reviewing the games of Rare Replay, and there are a few contemporary releases I hope to review in the coming months. I also plan on finally reviewing GameCube games, starting with Super Mario Sunshine. Seeing as Odyssey will be a return to the “sandbox style” of Super Mario 64 and Sunshine, it just seems like a good time.

So yeah, expect some more SNES reviews in the coming weeks. I’m happy to own the SNES Classic Edition… even if it does come with the baffling exclusions of Donkey Kong Country 2 and Chrono Trigger! Seriously, why aren’t they on there? Both were among the best games on the console, and some of the best of all time! Okay, so I suppose in the case of Chrono Trigger, Square-Enix might have been their usual, Square-Enix selves and wouldn’t allow it (I’m actually pretty shocked the SNES Classic includes Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy III, to be honest). But there’s no excuse I can think of for DKC2’s omission. It’s Donkey Kong! One of Nintendo’s own franchises! They own it! How can it not…

*Ahem!*

Excuse me. I kind of lost my cool there… Anyway…

I’ll try to get to some of those SNES reviews ASAP. Between them and those other reviews I mentioned, I have my next few months of game reviews covered. I’ll even try to get to reviewing Chrono Trigger soon, seeing as I have the DS version staring me in the face (I still want it on the SNES Classic though). As for DKC2, well, it sucks that what is probably my favorite 2D platformer isn’t on the SNES Classic, but you can always enjoy the review I wrote of it on the game’s 20th anniversary (which is another of the very few 10/10s I’ve dished out).

Oh, and one more thing. Although I have a crap-ton of video games I need to get to reviewing, I still plan on increasing my output of movie reviews. Because I’m crazy.

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3 thoughts on “I Has a SNES Classic!

  1. alex9234

    Correction: Final Fantasy VI. III is what VI was called in the states at that time because most of the early Final Fantasy games didn’t make it to the states until much later.

    You plan on reviewing the other SNES Final Fantasy games (IV and V), or any other SNES Square titles?

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    1. themancalledscott Post author

      Yeah, I’m aware that it’s actually Final Fantasy VI, I just never know how to write it, seeing as the included version on the SNES Classic is based on its original US release, and on the SNES Classic box is referred to as “III,” that’s what I went with. It’s always a troublesome decision, how to write that game’s title.

      I do plan on reviewing FFIV and V at some point, but I’ll need to get new copies of them in order to do so, and money is…tight at the moment. Hopefully it won’t be too long.

      As for other SNES Square titles, both Secret of Mana and Super Mario RPG are included on the SNES Classic, so I’ll be getting to them soon. I also own the DS version of Chrono Trigger, so even though it’s not the SNES version, it still fits into that category, and I will try to review it soon as well. Additionally, I own a special reproduction copy of the officially Japan-Only Secret of Mana 2, which I also plan to review at some point (and which I also wonder why it wasn’t included on the SNES Classic like Star Fox 2).

      So yes. I plan on reviewing more SNES Square titles.

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