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Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition

85
Engadget
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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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At $80 with two controllers bundled, it's difficult not to recommend the SNES Classic Edition. Even if you don't have nostalgia for Nintendo's '90s console, it's worth considering.Nintendo hasn't perfected its "Classic Edition" trick yet, and several of the NES Classic's defects show up here. Even so, some of the best games of all time graced the SNES, and a lot of them are here, in a neat and tidy package.

Pros
  • The miniaturized retro hardware looks and feels authentic
  • Comes with a collection of high-quality games spanning genres
  • Two controllers included
  • SNES pads feel as good as you remember
Cons
  • Controller cords are a little short, and you have to get up to switch games
  • Only outputs at 720p
  • The ports are hidden behind a flap that looks ugly in use
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Game library

92
 

Graphics

82
 

Controller(s)

82
 

Design and form factor

71
 

Other features (media, online, etc.)

78
 

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