Like the NES Classic Mini, the Super Nintendo Classic Mini is a very nice reduced version of the original console, released in 1992 in France. Nintendo has indeed applied to reproduce every detail with an almost maniacal care. The color codes of the console are respected, the plastic used seems to be the same and the buttons are impeccably in their place. The cartridge port and the “Eject” key are of course fictitious, because remember that all the games of the SNES Mini are contained in the memory. The “Power” and “Reset” keys are used respectively to power on the device and return to the main menu – a second essential button, because it is through this that we access the save and replay functions. We are also addressing one of the product’s faults, already present on the NES Classic Mini: the obligation to get up very regularly to be able to save, change the game or go back. We understand Nintendo’s desire to get as close as possible to the original gaming experience, but the addition of a small central button on the controller to access the menu would have been welcome.
The controller, let’s talk about it: it is exactly identical to the pad released in the early 1990s and there are therefore six buttons on the front, a directional cross still as precise (although a little “hard”), as well as two buttons of L and R slices (a first at the time). The ergonomics of this controller are surprisingly well aged and we still appreciate its rounded shape on each side, which offers a better grip, although the whole remains quite small and no longer quite suitable for adult hands. The only notable difference: the cable is once again much shorter, since we go from 2.3 m on the Super Nintendo to 1.50 m on the mini version. Note all the same that Nintendo has made an effort since the NES Classic Mini, whose controller cables measure only 75 cm.Super Mario Kart ou Street Fighter II Turbo .