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Old 07-14-2016, 07:46 AM
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Formally requesting that all periods on TT be automatically replaced with a tiny NES going forward
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:47 AM
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I've played and owned all the games I like on this thing so many times over that I can't be bothered to pick it up.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:47 AM
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Marketing/visibility and ease of use. RetroN requires you to own cartridges, unless you know how to hack it, which is easy for us but a pain for anyone else. We're not the target market for this thing.
I would, however, argue that we are.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:47 AM
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I'm with Zef on this one. I wish we could add games to it somehow, either via cartridge or by downloading games or something else. Neat aesthetics, though.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:49 AM
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I don't want to be a "Gimme Gamer" but the idea occurred to me. Don't NES roms take 0 space? What's to stop every Nintendo published game from being on here? Why is 30 the cut off?
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Because then you won't buy the mini NES 2 with StarTropics 2, Contra, Castlevania III, Mega Man VI (that was the Nintendo-published one, right?), and Dragon Warrior III.

(If Mario 2 wasn't on this list I'd be SURE that was the plan.)
This definitely feels like Nintendo dipping their toe into the retro console market. Given that there's clearly a demand for this kind of stuff, I'm betting we see a new revision or an SNES-equivalent mini console within a year or two.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:51 AM
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I know it's a totally different thing, but talk of a theoretical Baby SNES just reminds me that I'm sad that SNES Remix never happened.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:52 AM
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If I'm going to pay for old games, I'd rather spend that same amount of money on VC games I really want to play on my Wii U or 3DS than to buy this.

But this is also also really neat, and I'm glad they're doing it. I hope it's successful with some audience.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:54 AM
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I want to thank Nintendo for creating a product that I can put in my Christmas list. I am not sure I would buy it for myself, but I'm sure my family will notice and get me one, and I don't mind that because it's tons better than getting a dozen sports pants. Again.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:55 AM
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Yeah, I mean, I might pick one up if they ever go on sale as a novelty, but I'd gladly pay more like $100 for an official HDMI NES that actually took carts.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:58 AM
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Zelda 2 but not 3.
Umm, Zelda 3 is Link to the Past, isn't it? And therefore an SNES game?
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:58 AM
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Marketing/visibility and ease of use. RetroN requires you to own cartridges,
If you're like us, you probably have them within easy reach. I found that Metal Storm cart for 3 bucks at the used-electronics store two blocks from my apartment! And I've never thrown out a game, so I could anything from my old collection from my parent's house with relative ease.

If you're not like us, and are just a nostalgic 40/50-yo who comes across a commercial or an ad, you probably have one or two favorite games not in the 30-game list in your closet somewhere.

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The posts in this thread, Twitter, and, well, the hype from "us" almost everywhere would put the lie to that notion
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What 30 and only 30 games would you put on a tiny SNES?
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:59 AM
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No Xexyz no sale
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:00 AM
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Please take my money.

I wonder if it will have a USB port, where you plug in expansion sets of additional games.

Or if people will find a way to mod / hack it to take an SD card full of ROMs.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:04 AM
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I found that Metal Storm cart for 3 bucks at the used-electronics store two blocks from my apartment!


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Or if people will find a way to mod / hack it to take an SD card full of ROMs.
I cannot imagine a world in which this doesn't happen.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:05 AM
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As someone who doesn't have a current console and doesn't get into vc stuff,

HOLY SHIT THIS IS NEAT

Also I think the criticisms are forgetting something important

It's a tiny NES and that is wonderful
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:08 AM
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I would, however, argue that we are.
Same I sold off most of my retro game collection for money, mostly after my divorce to make ends meet, and I'd still like to sell the rest of what I have They take up a lot of space, as once I pushed past the collector hump and looked at them as liquid assets, I no longer have any attachment to them However, I'd still like to play a lot of them on my TV, but I'm lazy, and skittish, so I don't want to buy 3rd party products, or gussy up some fancy tiny computer thing that I know nothing about I just want easy access to fun old video games, and I'm willing to pay a slight premium for a convenient, shiny, reliable product from a company that I trust that will let me easily do that on modern televisions

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As someone who doesn't have a current console and doesn't get into vc stuff,

HOLY SHIT THIS IS NEAT

Also I think the criticisms are forgetting something important

It's a tiny NES and that is wonderful
Also all of this
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:24 AM
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What 30 and only 30 games would you put on a tiny SNES?
ActRaiser
Chrono Trigger
Contra III
Demon's Crest
Donkey Kong Country
Earthbound
EVO: The Search for Eden
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Illusion of Gaia
Kirby Super Star
The Lost Vikings
Lufia II
Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
Mega Man X
Mega Man X2
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
Secret of Mana
Star Fox
Sunset Riders
Super Adventure Island II
Super Castlevania IV
Super Punch-Out!!
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario World
Super Mario Word 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Metroid
TMNT IV: Turtles in Time
Zelda: A Link to the Past
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:25 AM
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I was sorting my top hat collection the other day (by brim size and then color, in descending order, of course), and it occurred to me that there are rooms in my opulent mansion that do not contain video game systems. Back in the day, it was simply a matter of purchasing a new system for a new room and calling it there, and, at worse, I had to have one of the servants bring me a cartridge from my gametorium to play in the room of my choosing (perhaps the parlor); however, gaming today seems to place an emphasis on digital content, and these content providers seem to believe I'm some kind of thieving ruffian, and would never own more than one system, I'm simply trying to pirate an account to share with some manner of imaginary friend. This is terrible, as I would love to have my carefully curated virtual game collection available whether I'm in the planetarium or downstairs in the family crypt. What's more, I've grown rather comfortable with "every game forever available without having to switch cartridges", so the idea of now sending one of the staff to retrieve some physical media from another room shocks and revolts me. I nearly expelled yesterday's pheasant upon my monocle collection just thinking about it!

Bah, I suppose this is a long-winded way of saying that I would find this device most pleasurable in a bedroom or other sleeping chamber situation, where I could quickly fire up a game of Castlevania 2, strike down inflicted peasants, and then usher myself to dreamland. It might not have to be a part of the official gametorium, but this diminutive NES should have no problem finding itself a place in my domicile
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:25 AM
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In a perfect world that conforms to my whims, replace Donkey Kong, DK Jr., Galaga, Gradius, StarTropics, Mario Bros, and Kid Icarus with

Life Force, Bionic Commando, Castlevania III, Dragon Warrior III and IV, Faxanadu, and Guardian Legend.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:29 AM
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too many rpgss, too few shooters
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:33 AM
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ActRaiser
Chrono Trigger
Contra III
Demon's Crest
Donkey Kong Country
Earthbound
EVO: The Search for Eden
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Illusion of Gaia
Kirby Super Star
The Lost Vikings
Lufia II
Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
Mega Man X
Mega Man X2
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
Secret of Mana
Star Fox
Sunset Riders
Super Adventure Island II
Super Castlevania IV
Super Punch-Out!!
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario World
Super Mario Word 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Metroid
TMNT IV: Turtles in Time
Zelda: A Link to the Past
Now THAT is a near-perfect selection. I'd only trade Pac-Man, Adventure Island, and Actraiser, and that's because I'd personally want Sim City, and a translated SMT & Terranigma instead.

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too many rpgss, too few shooters
Oh yeah, I'll drop my selections and put in R-Type III, Axelay, and Super EDF instead.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:35 AM
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It's interesting that they included Dr. Mario but not Tetris. Maybe Nintendo would have to pay licensing fees for Tetris?

Regardless it's good news because Dr. Mario is the superior game, and the Nintendo NES version of Tetris was mediocre.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:38 AM
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When I first saw this, I was hoping this was going to be more of a standalone virtual console box. As-is, it seems more like a neat toy. If nothing else, it's nice to see Nintendo trying something new (for them) with their back titles.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:41 AM
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It's interesting that they included Dr. Mario but not Tetris. Maybe Nintendo would have to pay licensing fees for Tetris?
That's a near-100% certainty. And, as noted, Nintendo Tetris was more of a "we won the lawsuit, neener neener" product than anything actually good.

Listen, in a world where freaking Pokemon just moved the Nikkei several points all by itself in the past three days, I don't underestimate people's appetite for stuff like this. As much hype as it got back in the day, even the Virtual Console was obscure for a lot of people; I remember someone coming into my apartment who'd owned a Wii for a couple of years at that point and being astonished that we were playing Mario 3 on it.

Never overestimate the intelligence of the average consumer is all I'm saying.
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EVO: The Search for Eden
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Because then you won't buy the mini NES 2 with StarTropics 2, Contra, Castlevania III, Mega Man VI (that was the Nintendo-published one, right?), and Dragon Warrior III.

(If Mario 2 wasn't on this list I'd be SURE that was the plan.)
Yeah, the selection is a little strange. If this is the end-all-be-all product, what's with the lack of CV3, etc? But if they're going to roll out more of these, then why include all three Marios, both Zeldas, and Kirby?

Still, this is a very neat product and I'll likely buy it. $60 is a nice price point!
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:49 AM
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I will buy this once I inevitably find out it can be hacked to include any and all NES ROMs.

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ActRaiser
Chrono Trigger
Contra III
Demon's Crest
Donkey Kong Country
Earthbound
EVO: The Search for Eden
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Illusion of Gaia
Kirby Super Star
The Lost Vikings
Lufia II
Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
Mega Man X
Mega Man X2
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
Secret of Mana
Star Fox
Sunset Riders
Super Adventure Island II
Super Castlevania IV
Super Punch-Out!!
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario World
Super Mario Word 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Metroid
TMNT IV: Turtles in Time
Zelda: A Link to the Past
In what SNES world do you not include Street Fighter 2? because i don't want to live in that world
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All things considered I think the game selection is actually very good. Would never had expected games like Gradius, Super C, Double Dragon 2, or Final Fantasy to be included for example.
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The only thing I'm sad about is that I don't already own this.
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