This Christmas I got a Nintendo Super NES Classic. My mom told me that the console was highly sought after because of the nostalgia it brought to many gamers. Also, for the price point of $80 MSRP (often sold much higher), it was considered a great value with two remote controls and twenty-one pre-loaded retro games from the 90’s. Some of the classic games are Super Mario World, Kirby, Zelda, and Super Mario Kart.
I wasn’t sure if I would like these older games. I initially thought it would be better if I just got another Xbox One game since I am more likely to play that. However, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed playing it with my sister.
It was pretty intuitive for me. Video game controllers haven’t changed that much except that the new ones are wireless. The games like Super Mario World have evolved in graphics and content, but the end game is still the same – defeat Bowser and save the Princess. I have played several Mario games on both the Wii and Nintendo DS. I also liked that it was fun without being over challenging. Whereas, the games nowadays gives you the setting options of easy, medium, and hard.
I haven’t played all the games yet, but so far my favorite games are Super Mario World and Kirby Super Star. I like Super Mario World because of the pixel design and the feeling of playing an old game. Some of the reasons I like Kirby Super Star is because it’s fun to play, I can spawn a helper, it can be a two-player game, and it’s easy enough to enjoy rather than getting frustrated by repeatedly dying. It also reminds me of when I lived in Washington state because I used to play Kirby Super Star on my old Nintendo DS.
Nintendo released another console before the Super NES Classic. The first console, the SNES Classic, was released in limited supply back in 2016 for a short period of time. Nintendo hadn’t anticipated the high demand for the old 8-bit games so they didn’t make enough, which made it hard to find. Due to this, they made the Super NES Classic to keep up the demand and are also putting the SNES Classic back into production in 2018. The Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition was released on September 29, 2017.
Even though I liked the Super NES Classic, I still find new games more appealing than the classics. There have been great and vast improvements in video games. The graphics, sound effects, design, and settings are so much better today. Today graphics are way more impressive and realistic, players can battle each other using the internet, and game designs are much more aesthetically appealing.