It comes loaded with 20 plus classic Super NES games, including versions of Super Mario, the Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong.
The controller cables on the SNES are substantially longer than on Nintendo's last nostalgia console, the NES Classic, which suffered greatly from too-short cables.
The Tracker is alerting its users when the SNES Classic is in stock online at GameStop, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, B&H Photo at this time. The SNES Classic looks pretty much like an SNES, except that it is adorably small. He says the local retailer is sold out of walk-in units, with only a few pre-orders left to pick-up.
If you're sensing a trend, it's because the Japanese video game giant took a hit when their Wii U console didn't hit projected sales numbers.
SpongeFreak52 is right in that the SNES Classic is nearly identical in its hardware, while unlocking the limitation of 8-bit games in favour of 16-bit. "If you wanted a system and were willing to get to a store kind of early, you likely got one". Obviously, any Super Nintendo game that uses more than two buttons will be hard to play with an NES controller, if not impossible.
Of course, any discussion of the SNES Classic also has to address its supply issues.
And even if you scoff and say, "Well, your rental store was bad, because I've played them all!", Nintendo has a surprise for you. But the games might set you back some serious cash. As previously stated, Star Fox 2 has never been released before. You can share some of your old favorites like Super Mario World and F-Zero, and even those that you spent weeks playing in the time before maps and walkthroughs on Google like Final Fantasy III.
Bob Puzon, GameStop's VP of Merchandising, has already released a statement about the success of the SNES Classic launch and the possibility of finding one on shelves in the near future...