Weâ€™re stoked for the system, thereâ€™s no doubt about that, but weâ€™re a little worried. What Nintendo taught people with the discontinuation of the NES Classic is that these things donâ€™t last. If they want to make a buck, theyâ€™d better get one right away and make sure to sell it on eBay. Iâ€™d be willing to bet that for every SNES Classic that ends up on a gamerâ€™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, weâ€™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.Â A Link to the Past andÂ Super Mario World are accompanied by tech showpieces likeÂ F-ZeroÂ andÂ Star Fox,Â classic RPGs likeÂ EarthboundÂ andÂ Final Fantasy III (VI),Â and quirky stuff likeÂ SimCityÂ andÂ Zombies Ate My Neighbors. Weâ€™re hopeful a few of these titles will make the cut.