As the NES classic mini got marvelous popularity in the past, a number of people had their hopes high to hear the news of a miniature version of the 16-bit great, the SNES. After all this type Nintendo has admitted that they will be launching a retro console for the second year running, but is it a wise decision for a gaming fanatic to buy the SNES Mini Classic?

Is the SNES cool and fun? Definitely, it is. It is a classic and is quite enjoyable, and for a mere 80$ price it is a really interesting deal. The games available for the SNES Classic mini are much more interesting than that were available for the NES classic, plus Nintendo is even giving along with a complete version of the Star Fox 2 which was formerly unavailable. Earthbound is another game that comes along the system, it can go for as much as 300$ if you’re searching for an original cartridge. Another interesting news is that you’ll be able to play all of those titles along with many more through ROMs. The SNES has an HDMI port and is a nice, clean console which reminds us of the past days.

Why to buy the SNES Mini Classic?

When the NES Classic was in the scene, its 30 game line-up was a little bit both of hit and miss, but the SNES Classic’s 21 game line-up is a 100% verified hit. With a number of biggest names of certain genres like, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man X and street Fighter II Turbo along with Secret of Mana, Earthbound, and Final Fantasy III, the SNES Classic Mini is very much like a walk down memory lane in which you can play some of the most favorite and popular games that were ever made.

If you feel the urge to play the Star Fox 2, the sequel to Nintendo’s hit dogfighting game that was canceled before its release in the mid-90s, which has never been released before then the SNES Classic is the only “legal” way to get your hands on it.

Why not to buy the SNES Mini Classic?

If you’re someone who doesn’t like to spend your day sitting near the TV, then the SNES’s controller’s cable, not as terribly short as the NES Classic’s controller’s cable, is only 5 feet long and pretty much bounds you to sit very near the TV. It is much shorter than the SNES Original’s 8 feet long cable. Let’s just hope that we see some wireless alternates come up.

To top it off, most of the games offered on the SNES Mini Classic can be played elsewhere too. Most of the SNES Classic’s most notable games are available to buy digitally on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Is buying one a wise investment? For those resellers who are trying to make some fast cash, it is. Nintendo sold about 2.3 million units of the NES Classic and then stopped its sales while it was still in demand. It is now more of a collectors’ item that can easily be sold today for as much as it was worth when it was in demand.