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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:22 
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I totally understand the appeal of retro gaming - I love to have a go on old games from time to time.

What I don't get is the appeal of things like this - especially when you can already play all the games anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:27 
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I can definitely understand the appeal for someone who isn't a computery geek type.


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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:32 
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I can play all the games anyway on my PC and Wii and possibly several other consoles in the Command Centre but there's just something nice about having an official product with a nice front end that just works with absolutely no messing about.

I think the official part of that is important. In my eyes anyway. I've been emulating stuff for years so it's nice to do something with Nintendo's blessing for a change.


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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:34 
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markg wrote:
I can definitely understand the appeal for someone who isn't a computery geek type.

That's it basically. Someone like me ( :nerd: ) can get a retro fix quite easily, but Johnny Console-Fan might not have even thought about Mario Kart since they got a PS1 on their tenth birthday and would be excited to play it again. For a twenty-something with disposable income, the price is peanuts. The same as one AAA PS4 game these days.


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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:44 
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I've done loads of SNES emulation, but this is the first time there has been a commercial grade emulator, with solid performance & nice UI/presentation on a small form factor device that supports the SuperFX games (which Nintendo have actually never emulated anywhere). NERD (Nintendo European Research & Development) are a solid team, and they've put out lots of great features/products so far. Nice shell plus two high quality controllers make it a good deal.

If I could just download the emulator to use on my laptop or phone I would do that, but that is not an option.


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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
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Was Starfox not available on the Wii console?

Nope.. I've just checked and It was Starfox 64!


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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
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I'd be chuffed to get one as a gift but I'm not wanting to rush out and buy one.

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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:08 
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None of the Super FX chip games have had any kind of emulation based rerelease.

There was the GBA version of Yoshi's Island, but that was a full port that didn't reuse any of the Super FX2 code (and whilst a competant port, the SNES version is better), and that has been the basis for all other rereleases (like the 3DS Ambassador version, and Wii U VC release), but whether it was a technical hurdle or licensing issues with the chip design, they've never emulated it until now.

To the best of my knowledge, none of the other Super FX or Super FX 2 games have been emulated officially elsewhere.

Interestingly enough, the SNES mini has a hidden option to overclock the emulated Super FX chip, which will smooth off the framerate of games like Starfox/Starfox 2. It's not a massive difference, but I don't believe this feature is available on any other emulator (and it should also improve performance in other games like DOOM and Stunt Race FX).

Really though this should just get a full standalone release, and they should do the entire game.
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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 17:57 
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Grim... wrote:
I totally understand the appeal of retro gaming - I love to have a go on old games from time to time.

What I don't get is the appeal of things like this - especially when you can already play all the games anyway.


I'm not sure what the appeal is for me. All the retro stuff I play has been perfectly playable via emulation on PC for years, but there's just something about that that doesn't appeal to me. I think that apart from Steam, I'm not really big on playing games on a PC. With my Supergun/MVS 1 Slot setup, I can use either Neo Geo or Mega Drive pads with original MVS or JAMMA boards and it just feels a little more authentic. Or just more fun, I dunno.

I do like unusual bits of kit though. I bought two of these recently -
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for £12.18 for both including shipping from Malaysia. Partly because I wanted to see what you got for such a low price and partly because I thought it would be cool to have a little handheld famicom. As it turns out, the games ended up being crappy original games and odd stuff like the Graham Gooch version in the photo above.


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 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 22:13 
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Isn't she lovely...

Weird day to arrive with mario odyssey et al, but it did it's magic with my kids, fascinated by the mini, its look and its games...

(even if star fox was to crude for them to appreciate)


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