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Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition

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85 Engadget Score
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.

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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 format
Built-in game(s)
Controller type
Wired
Motion controls
No
Video outputs
HDMI
Backward compatible
No
Game format
Controller type
Motion controls
Video outputs
Backward compatible
Built-in game(s)
Wired
No
HDMI
No

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85 Engadget Score
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.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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