Nintendo reportedly launching SNES classic this year

We’re stoked for the system, there’s no doubt about that, but we’re a little worried. What Nintendo taught people with the discontinuation of the NES Classic is that these things don’t last. If they want to make a buck, they’d better get one right away and make sure to sell it on eBay. I’d be willing to bet that for every SNES Classic that ends up on a gamer’s shelf, one is going to stay in a box and get shuffled back and forth on eBay between people who think they can flip it for a profit.

Putting an expiration date on our nostalgia in this day and age just marks it for resale. Prepare to fight tooth-and-nail to get your hands on one of these.

But seriously, we’re still stoked for this system. Shortly after the announcement, I sat down with our own Jody Davidson and Ron Duwell and made a list of our most-wanted SNES Classic games, and it was a painful culling of beloved titles to get something that seemed like it might one day exist. A Link to the Past and Super Mario World are accompanied by tech showpieces like F-Zero and Star Fox, classic RPGs like Earthbound and Final Fantasy III (VI), and quirky stuff like SimCity and Zombies Ate My Neighbors. We’re hopeful a few of these titles will make the cut.

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