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Autbot_Benz
06-26-2017, 11:39 AM
Contra III: The Alien Wars™
Donkey Kong Country™
EarthBound™
Final Fantasy III
F-ZERO™
Kirby™ Super Star
Kirby’s Dream Course™
The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
Mega Man® X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox™
Star Fox™ 2
Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania IV™
Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
Super Mario Kart™
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
Super Mario World™
Super Metroid™
Super Punch-Out!! ™
Yoshi’s Island™

It will be 80 bucks coming out 9/29

http://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-snes-classic-1796418700

Vegita-San
06-26-2017, 11:42 AM
what a joke.

nintendo is fast loosing their audience. it's like they don't even care anymore.

TigerClaw
06-26-2017, 12:07 PM
Contra III: The Alien Wars™
Donkey Kong Country™
EarthBound™
Final Fantasy III
F-ZERO™
Kirby™ Super Star
Kirby’s Dream Course™
The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
Mega Man® X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox™
Star Fox™ 2
Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania IV™
Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
Super Mario Kart™
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
Super Mario World™
Super Metroid™
Super Punch-Out!! ™
Yoshi’s Island™

It will be 80 bucks coming out 9/29

http://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-snes-classic-1796418700
Cool! It also comes with the never before released Star Fox 2 game, to unlock it, you just have to beat the first level of Star Fox.

Candy Kappa
06-26-2017, 12:14 PM
It's neat, and I'll probably get one if it doesn't vanish like morning dew in the sun like the NES did. But the game roster is a bit underwhelming.

Krutch
06-26-2017, 12:15 PM
Really wish they'd make the controllers bluetooth but otherwise, cool!

sdp
06-26-2017, 12:16 PM
That's a great list of games, even if not as plentiful, it's cheaper than getting them on Virtual Console, not only are they all big hits, no padding with smaller games like "Pilotwings" that the NES Classic had but it has games that have never been included in the VC like Star Fox, the never released ever in any shape or form Star Fox 2, Yoshi's Island.

So for many years I got called an idiot for saying that there was no evidence that Nintendo couldn't release the games because they didn't have the rights of the SFX chip but while there has to be something going on, I knew Nintendo wasn't holding back just because of some licensing issues. Fandoms love to create stories about why a certain product can't be produced and then they believe it as fact when there is no evidence. Same thing happened with Earthbound, surely there was something holding it back but it's something we won't ever know and not the speculated reason and nothing is impossible.

Even with less games and at 80 bucks it will sell out like the NES classic, could it have less demand? Sure but there's enough people out there to make this unavailable until Nintendo stops producing them.

Cure
06-26-2017, 12:24 PM
Oh, nice. Star Fox 2 is nuts.

The Deadman
06-26-2017, 12:25 PM
what a joke.

nintendo is fast loosing their audience. it's like they don't even care anymore.

wut

10 characters

CyberCubed
06-26-2017, 12:33 PM
So they release the elusive Star Fox 2 that people wanted on the Virtual Console for more than a decade, on something that Nintendo's going to barely make any shipments on and then stop production on in a few monthes like the NES classic?

WTF?! What on earth was stopping them from putting Star Fox 2 on the Virtual Console since the Wii days then?

oldmanwinters
06-26-2017, 12:38 PM
Bless you, Nintendo, for finally releasing Star Fox 2.

Curse you, Nintendo, for making it exclusive to a low-production run novelty item where production will fall far short of demand.

Even without an exclusive like this, that thing was gonna sell out hours before release day.

What are odds it ever gets put on the Virtual Console or whatever the Switch's service is called?

sdp
06-26-2017, 12:47 PM
What are odds it ever gets put on the Virtual Console or whatever the Switch's service is called?

I would say high but with Nintendo you never know, the VC is not even a priority for Nintendo and people will defend them for the lack of basic features and Reggie will continue to tell us to "Wait for what's coming". We've waited for over ten years for decent online and are still waiting :lol:

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WTF?! What on earth was stopping them from putting Star Fox 2 on the Virtual Console since the Wii days then?

What's stopping Nintendo to do really basic things in all their systems?

Nintendo gotta Nintendo.

We hate them for it but it's also why we love them.

CyberCubed
06-26-2017, 12:50 PM
Nintendo has been doing a lot of things people have wanted lately:

- Pokemon RBY, and now Gold/Silver are added to the Virtual Console when people thought the old Pokemon games would never be uploaded to them

- Metroid II is finally getting a remake

- Metroid Prime 4 was announced, Metroid Prime 3 came out in 2007...literally 10 years ago

- Mario Kart 8 now finally has proper battle mode maps on the Switch, the Wii-U version did not

- Star Fox 2 finally released!

- Old franchises like Kid Icarus, Punchout, Starfox, Wario Land, etc. all got revivals in the Wii or Wii-U era.

- Mother 3 will likely come out eventually, no way did Nintendo not localize it after all the demand


Plus their current games have been cream of the crop. Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, etc. have all gotten top tier new entries/sequels lately.

Autbot_Benz
06-26-2017, 01:23 PM
SNES Classic will have more produced than NES Classic but SNES Classic Production will stop at the end of the year


http://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-snes-classic-1796418700

Vegita-San
06-26-2017, 01:25 PM
that's what I don't get.

something like this should be easily producible for YEARS.
Why is a giant company like nintendo having shortage problems?

something isn't adding up here.

Prowler
06-26-2017, 01:31 PM
This seems great, but I don't own only about... 4 games on the list?

Nintendo has been doing a lot of things people have wanted lately:

- Pokemon RBY, and now Gold/Silver are added to the Virtual Console when people thought the old Pokemon games would never be uploaded to them

- Metroid II is finally getting a remake

- Metroid Prime 4 was announced, Metroid Prime 3 came out in 2007...literally 10 years ago

- Mario Kart 8 now finally has proper battle mode maps on the Switch, the Wii-U version did not

- Star Fox 2 finally released!

- Old franchises like Kid Icarus, Punchout, Starfox, Wario Land, etc. all got revivals in the Wii or Wii-U era.

- Mother 3 will likely come out eventually, no way did Nintendo not localize it after all the demand


Plus their current games have been cream of the crop. Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, etc. have all gotten top tier new entries/sequels lately.
Gold and Silver to the 3DS VC?! When?

Wesley
06-26-2017, 01:42 PM
Gold and Silver to the 3DS VC?! When?

It was announced a few days ago that they're coming out on the 3ds vc sometime in September.

Vegita-San
06-26-2017, 01:45 PM
is it too much to ask for nick to get the legal rights to the turtle video games so they can finally be re released?

some of the most popular gams on the system, not available.

GoldMutant
06-26-2017, 01:50 PM
is it too much to ask for nick to get the legal rights to the turtle video games so they can finally be re released?

some of the most popular gams on the system, not available.

I'm going on a whim here, as I'm in no way an expert on this. However, if you seriously think Nintendo is willing to do business with Konami, the current gaming punchline, then that's not happening. I don't trust them, despite them at one point being one of my favorite companies. Same goes with Nickelodeon; Konami odds are would want big money.
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As with the NES Classic, the game selection is really underwhelming, they're games some people have a way to access, either by Virtual Console or previous collections. The only big takeaway is Star Fox 2 finally being released.

oldmanwinters
06-26-2017, 02:11 PM
I'm going on a whim here, as I'm in no way an expert on this. However, if you seriously think Nintendo is willing to do business with Konami, the current gaming punchline, then that's not happening.

Well, Contra III is on there already.

Although I can understand a licensed game published by a 3rd party company is probably one of the most difficult arrangements to work out for a "budget" novelty item. I'm still surprised Capcom was able to re-release their 8-bit Disney Afternoon collection.

MikeandRaph87
06-26-2017, 02:14 PM
Where the heck is Turtles In Time? Its not just thr most praised Ninja Turtles game, but an often cited favorite among gamers. Is it a copyright problem? I would have bought it for that and Super Mario World alone,but now no sell.

Autbot_Benz
06-26-2017, 02:22 PM
Wish Batman Returns was on that. What a great beat em up by Konami

DestronMirage22
06-26-2017, 02:50 PM
I'm really glad that Earthbound is included in the list. The Mother series deserves more modern day representation and with this more people will be able to make play it. (LOCALIZE MOTHER 3!!!)

The rest of the games included are a good pick, but I agree that thing they're doing with Star Fox 2 is stupid.

I won't be getting this as I'd prefer an actual SNES, but I hope you guys have fun trying to track one down when it comes out! *heh heh*

TheBlueTurtle1
06-26-2017, 03:21 PM
wow all selling out, glad I ordered one. Star Fox 2 is the big seller for me, love the new art

http://nintendoeverything.com/wp-content/uploads/star-fox-2-1.jpg

sdp
06-26-2017, 03:38 PM
Of course they'll sell out, its scalpers paradise.

The selection of games is awesome, I can't believe people are complaining. Maybe it's not for you but for what it is, it's awesome. I won't be getting one, I'd rather just have a retropi instead but awesome games plus an official Star Fox 2 release + SFX games that haven't had official releases since the SNES.

We don't know if these controllers will have the Wii switch or are usb yet right? They don't seem to be using the Wii Switch, so here's hoping they're USB. Even though this time they don't seem like they will sell them separately since they're including two already.

Where the heck is Turtles In Time? Its not just thr most praised Ninja Turtles game, but an often cited favorite among gamers. Is it a copyright problem? I would have bought it for that and Super Mario World alone,but now no sell.
is it too much to ask for nick to get the legal rights to the turtle video games so they can finally be re released?
some of the most popular gams on the system, not available.

I'm surprised these classic systems even have third party games that Nintendo has to share money with but yeah it's too much of a hassle to even include licensed games. For example Turtles in Time would require Konami and whoever has the rights now to license it to Nintendo. For that price they'd rather just give you a game from both Capcom and Square Enix instead.



that's what I don't get.

something like this should be easily producible for YEARS.
Why is a giant company like nintendo having shortage problems?

something isn't adding up here.

Again, Nintendo is Nintendo. As to why they did what they did with the NES Mini, as I posted on the NES Mini thread, here's some speculation educated speculation.

Nintendo needed a new product for holiday 2016 since the Wii U wasn't going to do anything for them nor did it have a big game. So they decided to produce NES Minis as a holiday item. This would also help them get rid of some of their Wii left over stuff since they share hardware cheapening the costs and it helped keep the factories busy with Nintendo products. In the tech world if you aren't manufacturing something they sell the space to another company and Nintendo was going to need that for the Switch so they weren't going to just hand it over and then pay more money to have what they already did.

They likely researched how much the Atari Flashbacks/Sega consoles were selling each holiday (since they release a new one each holiday pretty much) and decided to produce that many. They didn't expect it to be this huge hit and tried to make a few more but were limited.

So why did they decide to stop production?
As mentioned to focus on the Switch and they hadn't seen how much demand this product was going to have. For the SNES classic to be released this year it means it had to have already been in the schedule so they were met with the decision to make more NES or cancel the already in development SNES classic and they chose to go with their plans already in place.

Could it be because Nintendo realized that they were selling it too cheaply? Partly but I doubt that was the main reason. I think the NES classic will come back with different games in the holidays of 2018 and they'll be rotating it with the SNES classic. They'll have different games in each release as well but always include some of the "main" ones like Mario. Atari/Sega have been doing this for many years, Nintendo just wants part of that. I don't see Nintendo doing a N64 mini or Game Boy mini sadly.

CyberCubed
06-26-2017, 05:27 PM
Where the heck is Turtles In Time? Its not just thr most praised Ninja Turtles game, but an often cited favorite among gamers. Is it a copyright problem? I would have bought it for that and Super Mario World alone,but now no sell.

Do you people have no idea how videogame licenses work? Konami no longer owns the rights to TMNT, but Turtles in Time the game is owned by them. Nintendo isn't going to work with Konami to get TMNT on this when they would also have to make a deal with Viacom, etc.

It's the same reason the TMNT games were never released on the Wii Virtual Console after Konami lost the rights to Ubisoft for TMNT games back in 2007.

Storm Eagle
06-26-2017, 05:47 PM
They had me at Star Fox 2.

So according to this article, the controller cords will be longer than the ones for the NES Classic controllers. They'll be about five feet long.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/nintendo-swears-snes-classic-won-193700123.html

TigerClaw
06-26-2017, 05:53 PM
They had me at Star Fox 2.

So according to this article, the controller cords will be longer than the ones for the NES Classic controllers. They'll be about five feet long.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/nintendo-swears-snes-classic-won-193700123.html
and I bet Nintendo will make it so nobody can hack the SNES Classic Edition this time around.

Storm Eagle
06-26-2017, 05:55 PM
and I bet Nintendo will make it so nobody can hack the SNES Classic Edition this time around.

I don't know why I even bothered.

TigerClaw
06-26-2017, 06:03 PM
I don't know why I even bothered.
but it'll eventually get hacked once they figure it out.

Coola Yagami
06-26-2017, 08:17 PM
Do these things even play normal SNES carts? I'll just keep my SNES, thank you.

Ninjinister
06-26-2017, 09:20 PM
It's the same reason the TMNT games were never released on the Wii Virtual Console after Konami lost the rights to Ubisoft for TMNT games back in 2007.

But a TMNT game did show up on the Wii Virtual Console after that. The first one. Konami and Ubisoft collaborated not only on the release of that, but the original arcade game on Xbox 360, as well as Turtles in Time Re-Shelled.

CyberCubed
06-27-2017, 12:42 AM
But a TMNT game did show up on the Wii Virtual Console after that. The first one. Konami and Ubisoft collaborated not only on the release of that, but the original arcade game on Xbox 360, as well as Turtles in Time Re-Shelled.

TMNT 1 came out on the Virtual Console in early 2007, which was literally the first and only game they released for it because Ubisoft got the full license for the 2007 movie and for the next few years. And yeah, Re-shelled and stuff is because they made a conscience decision to deliver remakes. It's fairly obvious Ubisoft had to cut a deal with Konami to remake one of their old games.

DestronMirage22
06-27-2017, 12:50 AM
Do these things even play normal SNES carts?

Ha!
Of course they don't. This is Nintendo after all.
If they did then play them, then they couldn't churn out more of these with different games in a few years.

Cure
06-27-2017, 12:58 AM
The entitlement in this thread is astonishing. It's a novelty item, people. Jesus Christ.

CyberCubed
06-27-2017, 02:50 AM
I think the thing is the vast majority of people who post here don't know much about the industry or games. Too many casuals.

In any case, the vast majority of these games are up on the Virtual Consoles, with the exception of Starfox and Starfox 2. So if you want any of these games and don't want to buy this, you can get them all easily. In fact I wonder if the two SNES Starfox games will be put up on the Virtual Console now.

The Deadman
06-27-2017, 04:27 AM
Japan is getting the Super Famicom Mini as well

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/06/27/nintendo-announces-super-famicom-mini-with-fire-emblem-other-games-for-japan

Mayhem
06-27-2017, 06:05 AM
Yeah, but if you read the article, you'll see they are actually getting stiffed on some of the better games present!

Shark_Blade
06-27-2017, 06:26 AM
Where the heck is Turtles In Time? Its not just thr most praised Ninja Turtles game, but an often cited favorite among gamers. Is it a copyright problem? I would have bought it for that and Super Mario World alone,but now no sell.

Can't you just buy the cartridge and slot it in?

Powder
06-27-2017, 06:37 AM
The entitlement in this thread is astonishing. It's a novelty item, people. Jesus Christ.

Can't say I'm surprised, especially not here.

I think this is great.

MikeandRaph87
06-27-2017, 07:35 AM
Can't you just buy the cartridge and slot it in?

I do not believe that it works that way. Games are previously downloaded into the smaller sized gane console. What comes with it is all that can be played on it

Andrew NDB
06-27-2017, 12:01 PM
How exciting. Exciting, like I woke up in an alternate universe where we haven't had perfect emulators and ROMs for 19 years.

oldmanwinters
06-27-2017, 12:43 PM
From this article, Star Fox 2 sounds like it will have quite a few similarities to Star Fox: Command on the DS:
As originally conceived, it would have been very different from the first Star Fox. The sequel would have eschewed the level-by-level shoot 'em up gameplay of the original in favor of a more tactical experience. It was to have featured a map screen in which players would have piloted their Arwing around the Lylat System and engaged enemy forces as they made contact. The goal would have been to protect Lylat from interplanetary missiles while taking on various bosses, including Star Wolf.
http://www.usgamer.net/articles/star-fox-2-on-super-nes-classic-is-amazing-but-is-it-complete

Weird that even though I never finished the SNES original, Star Fox 2 is among the cancelled games I've most wanted to play.

TigerClaw
06-27-2017, 12:51 PM
From this article, Star Fox 2 sounds like it will have quite a few similarities to Star Fox: Command on the DS:

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/star-fox-2-on-super-nes-classic-is-amazing-but-is-it-complete

Weird that even though I never finished the SNES original, Star Fox 2 is among the cancelled games I've most wanted to play.
a Star Fox 2 programmer was surprised, and thrill that the game is finally coming out.
http://kotaku.com/starfox-2-programmer-is-surprised-and-thrilled-the-game-1796446311

CyberCubed
06-27-2017, 12:55 PM
I really hope Starfox 2 gets a Virtual Console release separately from this. No way did Nintendo take an ancient game from 20 years ago and finally release it just to make it exclusive to a short-lived product.

It's really weird in general, to think Nintendo has a near completed SNES game from a mainstream Nintendo franchise like Starfox and they just sat on it and never released it for 20 years.

oldmanwinters
06-27-2017, 01:00 PM
a Star Fox 2 programmer was surprised, and thrill that the game is finally coming out.
http://kotaku.com/starfox-2-programmer-is-surprised-and-thrilled-the-game-1796446311

The frame rate might not be a smooth 60 fps, Cuthbert said, but he explained that Star Fox 2 changes with each play. “I hope people don’t think they cleared the game with just one playthrough! In that sense, it is a very unique game.”

Hmm.. also similar to Star Fox Command! Looking forward to this, whether on the SNES Classic or on a legal alternative venue.

ssjup81
06-27-2017, 04:47 PM
I found out about this yesterday morning. Had me at Starfox 2. I remember being sad when this was cancelled at the time. Hope I can get one. A nice collector's item. There are also some good games there...even if I do own some of them in some form.

Hm, is it wrong that I'm more interested in this than the elusive Switch at this point? :lol:

chrisdude
06-27-2017, 05:43 PM
Hm, is it wrong that I'm more interested in this than the elusive Switch at this point? :lol:Maybe wrong of Nintendo. When the rumors started about an SNES Classic, I straight up didn't believe it. The idea of producing one-off novelty hardware while they can't keep up with Switch demand sounded ridiculous. But, perhaps production is separate enough.

Spike Spiegel
06-28-2017, 11:25 AM
At least people will be able to purchase Nintendo produced SNES style Wii/U classic controllers that are aren't obscenely priced Club Nintendo exclusives. I already have a softmodded Wii and some VC games, so that's something I'd like to have.

Am I the only one who doesn't like that these "Classic" systems are so small?

wvfan
07-01-2017, 11:30 PM
I want one but it will be murder to get just like the nes mini. Which I couldnt find I dont see them putting many out especially since the are suppose to be release some kind of program thats modeled like netflix on for games for the switch.

These mini systems to me seem to be their way of luring older gamers back to them. In hopes of getting them back in to games and selling a switch.

Prowler
07-02-2017, 02:08 PM
I really hope Starfox 2 gets a Virtual Console release separately from this. No way did Nintendo take an ancient game from 20 years ago and finally release it just to make it exclusive to a short-lived product.

It's really weird in general, to think Nintendo has a near completed SNES game from a mainstream Nintendo franchise like Starfox and they just sat on it and never released it for 20 years.
I agree. And as curious I am about Star Fox 2, it is not a cherry on top of the cake type of deal to me at all.

Storm Eagle
07-02-2017, 03:12 PM
I really hope Starfox 2 gets a Virtual Console release separately from this. No way did Nintendo take an ancient game from 20 years ago and finally release it just to make it exclusive to a short-lived product.

It's really weird in general, to think Nintendo has a near completed SNES game from a mainstream Nintendo franchise like Starfox and they just sat on it and never released it for 20 years.

I agree. And as curious I am about Star Fox 2, it is not a cherry on top of the cake type of deal to me at all.

It's explained here why games like it that used the Super FX chip haven't been on the Virtual Console. At the end of it, it makes it sound like there's hope, but I don't even know if I'd hold my breath.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2017/06/30/nintendo-explains-why-star-fox-2-skipped-virtual-console-and-came-to-the-snes-classic-edition/#ecb96371fe06

chrisdude
07-02-2017, 04:57 PM
StarFox 2 is such a weird move. Like, it's nice of them to put it on there, but they were going to sell every SNES Classic they produced, anyway. Putting it on there to sweeten the pot won't earn them any extra money, at all. At least on Virtual Console, it'd make money.

Storm Eagle
07-02-2017, 09:55 PM
StarFox 2 is such a weird move. Like, it's nice of them to put it on there, but they were going to sell every SNES Classic they produced, anyway. Putting it on there to sweeten the pot won't earn them any extra money, at all. At least on Virtual Console, it'd make money.

The article I posted explained why games like it weren't made available on the Virtual Console. But hey, it's Nintendo. So they're most likely just bullsh*tting, yes?

chrisdude
07-02-2017, 11:35 PM
The article I posted explained why games like it weren't made available on the Virtual Console. But hey, it's Nintendo. So they're most likely just bullsh*tting, yes?Well, they said they didn't have to include the Super FX chip, so they may have just found a way to emulate it.

Storm Eagle
07-02-2017, 11:44 PM
Well, they said they didn't have to include the Super FX chip, so they may have just found a way to emulate it.

Well I remembered that Yoshi's Island is available on the Wii U Virtual Console, although it's the GBA version.

DestronMirage22
07-03-2017, 09:32 AM
Kinda stinks that the Super Famicom Mini doesn't include Mother 2 (Earthbound) though I can understand why. It's a more common game over there, so people can just buy the original cart or the virtual console version if they want to play it. And it seems like they got some more RPGs that are more popular over there, so it worked out in the end.

oldmanwinters
07-21-2017, 11:19 PM
Hey, the Super NES Classic went on sale at Wal-mart for about 10 minutes before the pre-orders sold out!

TurtleWA
07-24-2017, 05:59 PM
Now Walmart cancels some SNES Classic Edition pre-orders due to website error.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2017/7/24/16019808/snes-classic-pre-orders-canceled-walmart

oldmanwinters
07-24-2017, 06:40 PM
Now Walmart cancels some SNES Classic Edition pre-orders due to website error.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2017/7/24/16019808/snes-classic-pre-orders-canceled-walmart

Haha, shame on Wally-World Wide Web!

Cure
07-24-2017, 07:09 PM
Who's Wally? Wal-Mart?

Jester
07-24-2017, 07:14 PM
Some of us crazies call Walmart Wally World.

Cure
07-24-2017, 07:17 PM
Some of us crazies call Walmart Wally World.

Oh, haha. Silly me.

oldmanwinters
07-24-2017, 07:31 PM
Who's Wally? Wal-Mart?

:lol:

Well, not everybody calls it that. Maybe the Griswolds would think a little differently:
jtyrDZG-eDo

sdp
07-24-2017, 07:53 PM
Maybe it's a midwest thing? It was called that in Missouri.

oldmanwinters
07-24-2017, 07:58 PM
Maybe it's a midwest thing? It was called that in Missouri.

Big in the Southeast too, at least back in the 80s.

Storm Eagle
07-24-2017, 08:26 PM
Now Walmart cancels some SNES Classic Edition pre-orders due to website error.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2017/7/24/16019808/snes-classic-pre-orders-canceled-walmart

Well I guess I don't feel bad about missing out on it anymore.

TurtleWA
07-24-2017, 08:29 PM
Big in the Southeast too, at least back in the 80s.
Yeah use to hear my Grandpa call it Wallyworld as well, about ten years ago. So it's in the PNW. Thought he was weird until I heard another person also use the phrase.
Well I guess I don't feel bad about missing out on it anymore.

Yeah same situation for me.

oldmanwinters
07-24-2017, 09:52 PM
Best Tweet I've seen yet regarding the whole SNAFU:
https://twitter.com/TheXbone/status/889517894580793345

DestronMirage22
07-25-2017, 12:34 AM
Maybe it's a midwest thing? It was called that in Missouri.

Wait, really?
I've lived in Missouri for a LONG time and I've never heard it referred by that name.
But then again, I'm not really a social dude so it's likely that's why I've never heard of that. :lol:

Best Tweet I've seen yet regarding the whole SNAFU:
https://twitter.com/TheXbone/status/889517894580793345

Humorous and accurate!

Storm Eagle
08-22-2017, 10:08 PM
I was actually fortunate to catch Best Buy's listing for it when preorders went up for it around 1am, and I pounced, and hoped it wouldn't turn out to be like that Wal-Mart fiasco when preorders went up on their site, and then the preorders people put in were then canceled. I made it so they'd ship it to my residence. So hopefully they'll have enough for those who did preorder.

Despite my success of preordering from Best Buy's site, I still checked Wal-Mart's site and Amazon's site to see if they might have also started taking preorders. Someone at my job wants one too, and I thought of ordering two from Best Buy, but then I wondered if my order would get canceled for that later on. So at work, I told the person at my job to be on the lookout for preorders on retail sites. Then I got this text from GameStop around 1pm saying that you can preorder from them. That's when I went on my lunch break and went home to try to preorder at their site, since it's about a 10 minute drive from my building to my job. I did a search on their site, and no listing came up. that would come up was the same page where you submit your name and e-mail address so you can get updates, and there was no place there to click so you can preorder. Fortunately, there's a GameStop close enough to my building for me to walk to. When I got there, I might have been the sixth person to get on the line to preorder the SNES Classic. They started taking our information down for preorders in moments. They also said that they'd only be taking about ten preorders. So I should be good.

Since I live in New York, my other option would have been to go down to the Nintendo NY store in Manhattan very early, on the day of its release, and I'd have probably gotten one. I'm actually still prepared to do that if one of the orders I placed doesn't go through. Somehow, I think GameStop is more likely to make good on my preorder. Still, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for both.

I actually arrived back at work from my break 30 minutes late. I texted my supervisor to tell her that I have an emergency, to which she replied "No problem, take your time". I read it to the guys standing next to me, and they told me I have a cool supervisor.

I knew the preorders were supposed to go live later this month, but I didn't think they'd start as early as they did. I lucked out since I'll be going out of town this Saturday, and I don't know how the wi-fi is at the hotel where I'll be staying.

oldmanwinters
08-23-2017, 09:55 AM
Congrats, Storm Eagle! I'm happy for you!

I have given up on ever owning one of these at retail price. Even though I was checking all the retailer sites yesterday. I think Nintendo makes these products purely for online reviewers or scalpers and their robotic mass-purchase agents.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-snes-classic-preorder-rant/

Hopefully, Star Fox 2 will be available for individual digital purchase on some system at some point.

Storm Eagle
08-23-2017, 06:50 PM
Congrats, Storm Eagle! I'm happy for you!

I have given up on ever owning one of these at retail price. Even though I was checking all the retailer sites yesterday. I think Nintendo makes these products purely for online reviewers or scalpers and their robotic mass-purchase agents.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-snes-classic-preorder-rant/

Hopefully, Star Fox 2 will be available for individual digital purchase on some system at some point.



Thanks, but I'm not celebrating just yet. I'll still have to wait and see if Best Buy gets enough of them to ship to at least the majority of people who were lucky to get a chance to preorder. None of this Lucy Van Pelt football garbage.

GameStop tweeted that if you didn't get to preorder from them yesterday, that stores will get enough for walk-ins for when it's released.

https://twitter.com/GameStop/status/900208450071916544

It would be nice if Star Fox 2 did become available from the eShop, but there's a reason that the first one still isn't. That was touched upon earlier in this thread, but it looks like there may be hope in the future.

TurtleWA
08-24-2017, 12:33 AM
Congrats, Storm Eagle! I'm happy for you!

I have given up on ever owning one of these at retail price. Even though I was checking all the retailer sites yesterday. I think Nintendo makes these products purely for online reviewers or scalpers and their robotic mass-purchase agents.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-snes-classic-preorder-rant/

Hopefully, Star Fox 2 will be available for individual digital purchase on some system at some point.

Well if you can believe what you read on the internet ToysRUs will have SNES classic in stock in store on release day. ToysRUs will not be having online sales or preorders. This gives me hope that I will get one. But most likely it's a false hope that will contribute to self destructive behavior in the form of many peanut butter cups.

I also read GameStop will supposedly have some in stock in store on release day. Never got the NES classic but searched often for one. Couldn't let myself pay over retail.

oldmanwinters
08-24-2017, 03:03 PM
I know everybody hates those ThinkGeek "bundles" where they include a Nintendo Classic system with a bunch of their other backlog gimmicks at high prices. But I wouldn't mind owning a fully functional Mega Man helmet and ProtoMan blaster. But alas, even those listings sell out super fast.

Redeemer
09-07-2017, 09:38 PM
Congrats, Storm Eagle! I'm happy for you!

I have given up on ever owning one of these at retail price. Even though I was checking all the retailer sites yesterday. I think Nintendo makes these products purely for online reviewers or scalpers and their robotic mass-purchase agents.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-snes-classic-preorder-rant/

Hopefully, Star Fox 2 will be available for individual digital purchase on some system at some point.

If you have a gamester near you its first come first serve. They are not doing pre-orders. I am going to skip class and grab one hopefully.

Roseangelo
09-08-2017, 11:54 PM
I also succeeded at getting a BestBuy pre-order from the website.

If you don't have a pre-order, last year I was successful at getting the NES Classic by going to Target on launch day. I think I got there around 7:40 for the 8:00am store open. Was about 13th in line and they had about 24 systems. Honestly, I kind of felt bad considering how easily I was able to get it. I really only tried on a whim, going over to Target before work to see if it would be a possibility.

Storm Eagle
09-12-2017, 08:00 AM
Nintendo now says that the SNES Classic will still be selling in 2018. Also, that the NES Classic will become available again.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/nintendo-revive-nes-classic-continue-094357679.html

DWC
09-12-2017, 10:04 AM
How exciting. Exciting, like I woke up in an alternate universe where we haven't had perfect emulators and ROMs for 19 years.

:lol::lol::lol:

oldmanwinters
09-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Scalpers better hurry and scalp before Nintendo floods the market!

(If only.)

TurtleWA
09-12-2017, 10:26 AM
Yes (if only) indeed. I would love one of these but am not willing to pay over retail or jump through retailer hoops. I just wish Nintendo would put enough product on shelves that I could casually purchase one on some random weekend as I was buying eggs and milk.

Storm Eagle
09-12-2017, 05:48 PM
Sorry I even brought it up. Sheesh.

TurtleWA
09-12-2017, 06:10 PM
Sorry I even brought it up. Sheesh.

Never even seen your post dude. Had to scroll through the thread again and seen that you posted a link. I occasionally only read one post ahead of my own. Bad habit I know. But my reaction was written calmly with just a wish of more stock in mind. No offense if offense was taken. :)

Storm Eagle
09-12-2017, 09:03 PM
Never even seen your post dude. Had to scroll through the thread again and seen that you posted a link. I occasionally only read one post ahead of my own. Bad habit I know. But my reaction was written calmly with just a wish of more stock in mind. No offense if offense was taken. :)

It was just that DWC brought up Andrew's snide comment again just to have a laugh. I might have taken oldmanwinter's comment the wrong way, and it just seemed like you had your concerns about the whole thing. I agree with what you say about being able to buy this thing casually anyway.

They may be bringing back the NES Classic, but I wonder if it'll still be as hard to get one like it was the first time it came out.

TurtleWA
09-12-2017, 09:18 PM
It was just that DWC brought up Andrew's snide comment again just to have a laugh. I might have taken oldmanwinter's comment the wrong way, and it just seemed like you had your concerns about the whole thing. I agree with what you say about being able to buy this thing casually anyway.
I appreciate you posting the link you did because I hadn't heard that news yet. Your "sheesh" comment does make more sense to me now that I consider the impact of all the comments together.
They may be bringing back the NES Classic, but I wonder if it'll still be as hard to get one like it was the first time it came out.
That's the million dollar question.

Storm Eagle
09-27-2017, 02:16 PM
I just saw a notification from Best Buy that they shipped out my SNES Classic. Now I wait until Friday to see if GameStop makes good on my preorder with them.

Redeemer
09-27-2017, 02:23 PM
I just saw a notification from Best Buy that they shipped out my SNES Classic. Now I wait until Friday to see if GameStop makes good on my preorder with them.

wtf? really freaking bs.... Gamestop told me they were not doing pre-orders.....

Storm Eagle
09-27-2017, 03:40 PM
wtf? really freaking bs.... Gamestop told me they were not doing pre-orders.....

They told me the same thing too on the day the SNES Classic was announced. Then they'd have this thing on their site where you could submit your information and they'd send you updates. That's how I found out that they were doing preorders. I talk about how I preordered from them in an earlier post. Sorry that you missed out on that opportunity, but you can try your luck at getting one from other stores this Friday. The suckiest part is having to get to one wicked early and wait outside in a queue for a while until the store opens.

TurtleWA
09-29-2017, 02:40 AM
I think I may have just ordered a SNES classic from ThinkGeek before a server crash or something. I did receive my PayPal notification so that's promising. But I don't know. I really would like to find one in person.

wpugh2424
09-29-2017, 03:30 AM
I think I may have just ordered a SNES classic from ThinkGeek before a server crash or something. I did receive my PayPal notification so that's promising. But I don't know. I really would like to find one in person.

Lucky
I was in the er working and tried my hardest but it crashed on me
All these scalpers effin irk me

TurtleWA
09-29-2017, 10:51 AM
Lucky

Well I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch. I haven't received a confirmation email from ThinkGeek yet. Only the PayPal email. So it's not looking good. :(

TheBlueTurtle1
09-29-2017, 01:33 PM
Mine just arrived. Really cool. I bought this to keep, not sell on. It so odd seeing how small it is in person, makes the original seem like a concrete block:lol: Nice to have so new controllers, since my old snes ones are very old looking.

Gonna get stuck in to some Megaman X since that is a game I never played back in the day.;)

Redeemer
09-29-2017, 02:21 PM
They told me the same thing too on the day the SNES Classic was announced. Then they'd have this thing on their site where you could submit your information and they'd send you updates. That's how I found out that they were doing preorders. I talk about how I preordered from them in an earlier post. Sorry that you missed out on that opportunity, but you can try your luck at getting one from other stores this Friday. The suckiest part is having to get to one wicked early and wait outside in a queue for a while until the store opens.

Gotcha, I was actually lucky enough to nab one.

Also shout to Roseangelo for mentioning Target! I was 14th inline this morning worried I may not get one until they told me they 30-40 :o
turns out they had 39!!!!

TurtleWA
09-29-2017, 02:26 PM
Yeah I'm keeping it too. That is if it shows up. I just received my confirmation email saying my order status is processing. I must have been one of the last people to smash an order in before out of stock/server crash incident last night. Can't wait to play some MarioKart.

wpugh2424
09-29-2017, 03:14 PM
Got one this morning at gamestop
Left work and got in line 3 hours before open
Was 4th in line
Gluck to anyone trying to get one

TurtleWA
09-29-2017, 07:01 PM
Got one this morning at gamestop
Left work and got in line 3 hours before open
Was 4th in line
Gluck to anyone trying to get one

Congrats man! Long wait but I'm sure it was worth every minute.

Cool video for those interested in cool stuff. :tcool:
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The Deadman
09-29-2017, 07:17 PM
Ill probably get one after the initial craze dies down.

Storm Eagle
09-29-2017, 07:58 PM
Gotcha, I was actually lucky enough to nab one.

Also shout to Roseangelo for mentioning Target! I was 14th inline this morning worried I may not get one until they told me they 30-40 :o
turns out they had 39!!!!
I'm glad you got yours. Very cool.

The one I ordered from Best Buy arrived today. The order I placed at GameStop also came through. When I was there to preorder, I thought they were just going to take ten preorders that day. It turned out that they took eighteen. They got twelve extra units for walk-ins. So that's thirty units total. Now that one was for this lady from my job who was also interested and asked me to keep her posted. So I made the preorder at GameStop with her in mind. So I totally made her day when I came in with it for her today.

Storm Eagle
11-14-2017, 11:03 PM
Wal-Mart will be selling SNES Classics online from the 15th to the 17th at 11am PST.

https://ninmobilenews.com/news/2017/11/14/super-nes-classic-edition-available-walmart-starting-november-15th-17th/