Nintendo has done it again: they continue to shrink down my precious childhood memories and resell them to me. Perspectives will vary on this hardware, whether there’s justifiable value, what the point is when there’s a number of ways to play these games, and if the supply shortage is manufactured or just poorly planned. I am sure for every person out there that raves about this $79.99 bundle of 16-bit classics there’s somebody else who is jaded on the whole thing. Yes you can emulate these games, yes there are other systems out there that already do this but with more titles, and yes you can still buy working SNES systems and play the real deal. Instead of weighing too heavily into that, I’ll focus on what these games did for me when I first played them and why I believe they’re important to preserve— in whatever way you see fit.
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