Be Excellent To Each Other

And, you know, party on. Dude.

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Reply to topic  [ 107 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 19:55 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 16025
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
What is it with Nintendo and refusing to supply required power adapters?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 20:58 
User avatar
Sleepyhead

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26437
Location: Kidbrooke
I always read this title as "The Nintendo Classic Mimi"

_________________
I've got a bad feeling about this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 19:51 
User avatar
Per giustizia e libertà

Joined: 23rd Nov, 2008
Posts: 497
Local Cex are now selling these (secondhand) for £125. Chancers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:54 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
It seems that Nintendo have stopped production on this to concentrate all their efforts on the Switch.

But then I've seen a rumour this morning that the SNES mini is on the way. This should come as no surprise as I've been seeing the rumours ever since the NES mini was announced. Anyway, if it does go ahead I would heartily recommend ordering one. The NES mini is fetching silly second hand prices so if you want one.. order one.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:02 
User avatar
Comfortably Dumb

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 10294
Location: Sunny Stoke
TheVision wrote:
It seems that Nintendo have stopped production on this to concentrate all their efforts on the Switch.

But then I've seen a rumour this morning that the SNES mini is on the way. This should come as no surprise as I've been seeing the rumours ever since the NES mini was announced. Anyway, if it does go ahead I would heartily recommend ordering one. The NES mini is fetching silly second hand prices so if you want one.. order one.


Have you modified your NES mini to put extra games on it or are you keeping it as is?

_________________
Consolemad | Under Logic
Curse, the day is long
Realise you don't belong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:05 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
I'm keeping it as is. I have a modded Wii connected to my telly that can play any NES game and can also use the NES mini controller so there's no point really.

I'd like to keep the NES Mini in original condition. One day, it'll be worth a fortune and when I'm long gone... my kids will be able to throw it in a skip for me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:48 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 25th Jul, 2010
Posts: 9630
TheVision wrote:
One day, it'll be worth pretty much nothing and when I'm long gone... my kids will be able to throw it in a skip for me.


Feex.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 14:09 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
Bamba wrote:
TheVision wrote:
One day, it'll be worth pretty much nothing and when I'm long gone... my kids will be able to throw it in a skip for me.


Feex.


Either way, it's going in the skip... right?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:54 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
There's no way that this is worth £180 but CEX seem to disagree.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:26 
User avatar
SavyGamer

Joined: 29th Apr, 2008
Posts: 7293
I'd have gone for "in a skip with me".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 16:38 
User avatar
Decapodian

Joined: 15th Oct, 2010
Posts: 3383
I must get round to getting a spare Wii to use for emulators. To the car boot sales.....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 15:06 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 50904
Location: Nottingham
Someone is selling knock-offs of these in Boscombe market for £40. Very tempted as they come with two controllers and 600 games…

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 15:17 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 33826
Lonewolves wrote:
Someone is selling knock-offs of these in Boscombe market for £40. Very tempted as they come with two controllers and 600 games…

That's genius. I assume it's an older model Pi inside, as £40 is pushing the margin of profit a bit


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 16:39 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
I've seen several YouTube videos of these and I would approach with caution. If they're the same models, the 600 games are full of knock offs and duplicated games. Still, for £40 I'm sure you could have some fun with one.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 17:05 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11465
Yeah, the emulation can be incredibly variable. You’ve got a big old PC at home I’m sure you could do better with that than waste £40.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 17:16 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 20th Mar, 2010
Posts: 191
TheVision wrote:
I've seen several YouTube videos of these and I would approach with caution. If they're the same models, the 600 games are full of knock offs and duplicated games. Still, for £40 I'm sure you could have some fun with one.

Have you got a link handy? The only one I can find looks like a white fan heater or something.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 18:25 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 50904
Location: Nottingham
Satsuma wrote:
Yeah, the emulation can be incredibly variable. You’ve got a big old PC at home I’m sure you could do better with that than waste £40.

This is probably why I didn't pull the trigger in the end.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:14 
User avatar
Comfortably Dumb

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 10294
Location: Sunny Stoke
Lonewolves wrote:
Someone is selling knock-offs of these in Boscombe market for £40. Very tempted as they come with two controllers and 600 games…


Was it one of these?

_________________
Consolemad | Under Logic
Curse, the day is long
Realise you don't belong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:17 
User avatar
Decapodian

Joined: 15th Oct, 2010
Posts: 3383
Picked up a SNES Mini recently, but not had time to play it as I'm addicted to Horizon Zero Dawn. Really looking forward to getting some time on it though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:46 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 50904
Location: Nottingham
devilman wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Someone is selling knock-offs of these in Boscombe market for £40. Very tempted as they come with two controllers and 600 games…


Was it one of these?

It could've been.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:33 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 25th Jul, 2010
Posts: 9630
I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would buy the legit version so buying a knock off seems like madness.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 13:14 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
Bamba wrote:
I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would buy the legit version so buying a knock off seems like madness.


How so? It's a lovely little machine with some great games on it. Well worth the £50 in my opinion.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 13:30 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 50904
Location: Nottingham
TheVision wrote:
Bamba wrote:
I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would buy the legit version so buying a knock off seems like madness.


How so? It's a lovely little machine with some great games on it. Well worth the £50 in my opinion.

Bamba doesn't like games except those released in the last 18 months, the superficial graphics whore that he is

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 13:34 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 33826
He's old. Dump him


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 13:37 
User avatar
SavyGamer

Joined: 29th Apr, 2008
Posts: 7293
Seems odd to me to buy a knock off when you probably already own a bunch of devices that can run the same games.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 14:53 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 25th Jul, 2010
Posts: 9630
TheVision wrote:
Bamba wrote:
I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would buy the legit version so buying a knock off seems like madness.


How so? It's a lovely little machine with some great games on it. Well worth the £50 in my opinion.


It's a box that does what loads of other hardware you already own already does, except worse because you can't freely add whatever games to it that you want. It's for weird nostalgia fetishists.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 15:54 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
Bamba wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Bamba wrote:
I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would buy the legit version so buying a knock off seems like madness.


How so? It's a lovely little machine with some great games on it. Well worth the £50 in my opinion.


It's a box that does what loads of other hardware you already own already does, except worse because you can't freely add whatever games to it that you want. It's for weird nostalgia fetishists.


Nah, I reckon it's ace. It's a nice little package that's full of Nintendo loveliness.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 17:04 
SupaMod
User avatar
Everybodys gilf

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 46759
This forum is a mix of retro fans and those who look on retro with an odd expression of bemusement. I suspect Bamba joins me in the latter category.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 17:11 
User avatar

Joined: 12th Apr, 2008
Posts: 13341
Location: Oxford
Cras wrote:
This forum is a mix of retro fans and those who look on retro with an odd expression of bemusement. I suspect Bamba joins me in the latter category.


It's basically a form of re-enactment.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:20 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 25th Jul, 2010
Posts: 9630
Bamba wrote:
It's for weird nostalgia fetishists.


TheVision wrote:
I reckon it's ace.


Uh huh.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
:kiss:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:22 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 64415
Location: Your Mum
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.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:27 
User avatar

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14685
I can definitely understand the appeal for someone who isn't a computery geek type.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:32 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:34 
User avatar
Unpossible!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 33826
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:44 
User avatar
SavyGamer

Joined: 29th Apr, 2008
Posts: 7293
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:46 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14338
Location: Parts unknown
Was Starfox not available on the Wii console?

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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:03 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 43973
Location: The erogenous zone
I'd be chuffed to get one as a gift but I'm not wanting to rush out and buy one.

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:08 
User avatar
SavyGamer

Joined: 29th Apr, 2008
Posts: 7293
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.
https://youtu.be/CEwJHpEprIw


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:50 
8-Bit Champion
User avatar
Two heads are better than one

Joined: 16th Apr, 2008
Posts: 13253
FYI this is now hackable to add your own roms on

https://github.com/ClusterM/hakchi2/releases



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 17:57 
User avatar
Comfortably Dumb

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 10294
Location: Sunny Stoke
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 -
Attachment:
game-n-go.jpg

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.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Consolemad | Under Logic
Curse, the day is long
Realise you don't belong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 22:13 
User avatar
Participant in dramatic games

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3557
Location: United Provinces
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)


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
XBL: Romanista WiiU: Romanista77 Gamecenter: Romanista345 3DS 0318 8943 6467
Steam: Romanista345 PSN: Romanista345 Switch: 5098 6135 1325

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 17:50 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11465
SNES mini get!

It’s dinky! I bloody love it.

Stock available on amazon now dontchaknow.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:46 
User avatar
Participant in dramatic games

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3557
Location: United Provinces
Nice review of the superNT, the video goes quite deep http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digit ... -nt-review

_________________
XBL: Romanista WiiU: Romanista77 Gamecenter: Romanista345 3DS 0318 8943 6467
Steam: Romanista345 PSN: Romanista345 Switch: 5098 6135 1325

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 16:56 
User avatar
Participant in dramatic games

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3557
Location: United Provinces
Just wow:


Best selling console in June:
1. NES MINI
2. PS4
3. Switch
4. Xbox

Source http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/0 ... th_of_june

_________________
XBL: Romanista WiiU: Romanista77 Gamecenter: Romanista345 3DS 0318 8943 6467
Steam: Romanista345 PSN: Romanista345 Switch: 5098 6135 1325

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 17:53 
User avatar
Decapodian

Joined: 15th Oct, 2010
Posts: 3383
That's a year's backlog of sales crammed into a single month though.
Impressive still, but it's not going to stay at that level


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 18:47 
User avatar
Excellent Member

Joined: 25th Jul, 2010
Posts: 9630
I'd be more interested in the stats of "number of people who've even switched it on after the first couple of months"; those numbers will not be high.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Nintendo Classic Mini
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 19:45 
User avatar
Decapodian

Joined: 15th Oct, 2010
Posts: 3383
Bamba wrote:
I'd be more interested in the stats of "number of people who've even switched it on after the first couple of months"; those numbers will not be high.


Mine is still in the box.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 107 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Columbo, Lonewolves, Majestic-12 [Bot], Pod People, Vogons and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search within this thread:
You are using the 'Ted' forum. Bill doesn't really exist any more. Bogus!
Want to help out with the hosting / advertising costs? That's very nice of you.
Are you on a mobile phone? Try http://beex.co.uk/m/
RIP, Owen.

Powered by a very Grim... version of phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.