21 is the magic number for Nintendo’s latest stocking filler, the Super Nintendo Mini Classic. It comes with 21 of Nintendo’s finest titles which I could go into, but you know them. You’ve probably bought it already or are getting it for Chrimbo. Being my personal favourite console of all time, this was always going to end up in my front room ready to start playing at any moment’s notice and hopefully, encourage my two young sons to take up the classics once they’re a little older. There’s nothing for them in the modern day gaming scene, yesteryear is where it’s at.
But what was missing? Nintendo could have easily squeezed a good load more titles on to the machine, what else was worthy enough to appear? Licences would always be an issue, as could be censorship issues, and of course Nintendo’s outright fucked up bonkers decision making. Here’s what should have appeared, had it been a wonderful world.
Super Tennis – Blows my mind that this didn’t end up on the Mini, best tennis game ever
I’ve also found there’s a hell of a lot of over-rated games that everyone seems to want on there but shouldn’t be. Games that are more niche titles that wouldn’t hold well with a mass market, or just nostalgic, rose-tinted glasses bullshit.
Axelay – Such a vastly over-rated game, there’s far better shoot-em-ups for the system and this offered very little at 6 levels long.
There’s even better games out there such as The Firemen, E.V.O., Sensible Soccer (of course), U.N. Squadron, and countless others that didn’t see inclusion but let’s face it; the 21 on offer are a stellar selection and Nintendo were never going to please everyone without overdoing the selection and ensuring it no longer felt a special selection.
Catch me playing through Star Fox’s first level for the last time ever @auto2112