The mini SNES Classic is a new way to play your favorite SNES games. This is a small standalone console that you plug into your TV. There are no cartridges to buy or keep track of, this is completely digital.
After the NES Classic sold out in no time flat and became the hardest gadget to buy in the last year, there are a lot of questions about the SNES Classic edition.
The $89.99 Super Nintendo Classic console includes 21 games, with an unreleased Star Fox 2 game coming out for the first time. Here are the answers to common SNES Classic questions.
Will the SNES Classic Play Cartridges
No, this is a device that only plays the 21 games included at launch.
Will the SNES Classic Support Saves?
Yes, you can expect saves for each game, based on the fact that Nintendo added multiple game saves for the NES Classic, but there are no details confirmed yet.
How does the SNES Classic Connect to a TV?
There is an HDMI connection on the console that allows it to connect to your HDTV. There are no RCA or other connection options.
Can I Add More Memory?
There is no way for you to add more storage or memory to the SNES Classic.
Is there a USB port?
The SNES Classic uses a MicroUSB port to provide power to the console.
How Do Controllers Connect to the SNES Classic?
The SNES controller ports up front are only for show. You cannot plug an old SNES controller into it. The ports fold down so you can plug in using the original Wii Remote accessory jack.
Will Nintendo be able to add new SNES Classic Games?
The SNES Classic does not connect to the Internet, so there is no way for Nintendo to add new games to this console.
Will the SNES Classic include any NES Classic Games?
No, Nintendo is not including those and is no longer making the NES classic.
Will the SNES Classic Offer Different Video Modes?
The NES Classic offered options to stretch out pixels a little more for a 4:3 experience, the Pixel Perfect square and a CRT filter that even delivered fake scan lines and made it look more like you played on an old TV. We don’t know yet what modes Nintendo will offer but expect at least some options.
How long will Nintendo Sell the SNES Classic?
Nintendo will only make the SNES Classic through the end of 2017. It was very hard to find the NES classic in stock, and it may be just as tough to get the SNES Classic.
Can I Use Wireless Controllers with the SNES Classic?
The SNES Classic uses the same connection as the NES Classic, which worked with a variety of wireless controllers designed for retro systems. Although untested, we expect that these will work with the SNES Classic.
When will SNES Classic Pre-Orders Start in the U.S.?
There is no specific time or day that the SNES Classic pre-orders will start in the U.S. yet. Expect retailers to start taking orders with little warning. You can use this guide to get a text when the SNES Classic is in stock.
Is there a SNES Classic Hack?
The SNES Classic isn’t out yet, so there is no hack to add more games. We saw a hack that allowed users to put more games on the NES Classic, but it is not clear if anyone will find a method to put SNES Roms onto the SNES Classic.
Are there plans for the N64 Classic?
Nintendo has not mentioned any plans for the N64 Classic with games like Wave Race 64, Pilotwings 64 or Super Mario 64. Last year Nintendo said they had no details to announce about the SNES Classic, so there is hope even without official rumblings.