Nintendo Classic Mini Super NES Console W/21 Pre-Installed Games at The Game Collection for £64.95
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Nintendo Classic Mini Super NES Console W/21 Pre-Installed Games at The Game Collection for £64.95

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Found 25th Mar
Just spotted on the site, deal ends tomorrow.

Key Features
Plug and play retro gaming console
Connects to your TV via HDMI
Includes 2 controllers for multiplayer games
21 classic games pre-installed
Includes the previously unreleased Star Fox 2
Product Overview
Rediscover the classics with this mini plug and play, retro Super Nintendo console. It has the original look and feel of the 90s home console, just a whole lot smaller, and it connects to your TV via a modern HDMI cable. There’s two controllers included too, so you can take on your friends in some old-school Super Mario Kart or team up to work your way through the likes of Donkey Kong Country. In fact, there’s 21 games pre-installed on the system, including timeless classics like Super Mario World, Street Fighter II, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Plus, the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 is also included, making for a cool piece of gaming history.
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Curlynob6 m ago

In before Mr. "I can construct a superior emulator for half this price"".


You got beat to it by few mins.
BrendanBradyForsyth31 m ago

Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can …Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.


If I were to guess, it would be because not everyone is a geek who has time to faff about with emulators, and some people like having proper Nintendo hardware on show in their lounge rather than a knock-off full of pirated games. Also not everyone wants every game under the sun - they want to just switch it on, navigate through a simple user interface and play a quick Nintendo game to relive some memories. For £65 that's not a bad deal.
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Wow the price on these are now reasonable. Spotted one in CEX yesterday at £80.
Do these take the original carts?
rayanfield831 h, 30 m ago

Do these take the original carts?



No, but you can download extra games easily, although it’s legally questionable.
Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.
In before Mr. "I can construct a superior emulator for half this price" and Mrs. "It'll be at the car boot sale by Easter" and person of indeterminate or unspecified gender "the craze is finally over".
Curlynob6 m ago

In before Mr. "I can construct a superior emulator for half this price"".


You got beat to it by few mins.
MulletRide6 m ago

You got beat to it by few mins.


Dude must have been typing at the same time! I wouldn't want to rob him of his fun, but I am proper jaded this morning.
BrendanBradyForsyth29 m ago

Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can …Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.


Can a 5 year old operate a Pi?
BrendanBradyForsyth31 m ago

Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can …Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.


If I were to guess, it would be because not everyone is a geek who has time to faff about with emulators, and some people like having proper Nintendo hardware on show in their lounge rather than a knock-off full of pirated games. Also not everyone wants every game under the sun - they want to just switch it on, navigate through a simple user interface and play a quick Nintendo game to relive some memories. For £65 that's not a bad deal.
BrendanBradyForsyth1 h, 18 m ago

Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can …Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.


I've a raspberry pi - it's fun to tinker about with - but if you can buy one for less than £65 (the deal advertised here) with 2 controllers as quality as the ones included with said SNES classic I'll be very, very surprised.
This seller does not do delivery tracking. Every order I've made from them has gone missing.
BrendanBradyForsyth1 h, 46 m ago

Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can …Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.


So almost double the price then? Yeah good choice...

Have you thought that maybe some people don't have the ability/time to program a Pi?

Coming from someone who has and STILL bought a SNES Mini recently, £65 is well worth it. The Pi is just too much hassle with learning how to use Linyx commands and try to get controllers working etc.
BrendanBradyForsyth2 h, 7 m ago

Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can …Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.


Because to some people it’s about the look and the feel of having a very lovingly made copy of an original. They also play like a dream, and have very a fluid save & rewind feature. Plus support from Nintendo and the feel of the actual original controllers in your hand.

Don’t assume everyone wants things for the same reason you do!
BrendanBradyForsyth3 h, 9 m ago

Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can …Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.


same reason people dont just use their phone or pc
bulletfoss1 h, 22 m ago

Because to some people it’s about the look and the feel of having a very l …Because to some people it’s about the look and the feel of having a very lovingly made copy of an original. They also play like a dream, and have very a fluid save & rewind feature. Plus support from Nintendo and the feel of the actual original controllers in your hand.Don’t assume everyone wants things for the same reason you do!


I find them worse,sure controllers are nice but need a extension lead, the interface is too simple so you are locked to what they want, no real aspect ratio solutions, no real way to backup saves to pc legit and locked to one system.

And the system feels cheaply made, too light and thin for me. a pi I can put into a nespi, shove loads of games I legit own, use any controller I want, use it for checking emails when travelling, watch some youtube videos all for around the same price.
Ben_Sentry2 h, 15 m ago

This seller does not do delivery tracking. Every order I've made from them …This seller does not do delivery tracking. Every order I've made from them has gone missing.


I’ve had multiple orders over the years from the game collection never had an issue delivery always been very speedy!
I’ve got a Pi, I use it to emulate the NES, SNES, some N64 and my Amiga. And, guess what: I still want a SNES Mini. It’s official hardware, my daughter can play it when she’s a bit older as I won’t be so precious about it like I would the Pi. The SNES comes out of the box, I plug it in to the wall and the TV and switch it in. No time invested, casual retro gaming-and chances are when I pull it out of the loft in 20 years it’ll still fire up. Would I feel as confident a Pi would? Nope. (Although I would stress the guys over at Retropie do a sterling job with their software, it’s fantastic).

Choice at the end of the day, not everyone has the knowledge/time/inclination to set a Pi up.
jamesianmoore2 h, 21 m ago

So almost double the price then? Yeah good choice...Have you thought that …So almost double the price then? Yeah good choice...Have you thought that maybe some people don't have the ability/time to program a Pi?Coming from someone who has and STILL bought a SNES Mini recently, £65 is well worth it. The Pi is just too much hassle with learning how to use Linyx commands and try to get controllers working etc.


What’s Linyx?!
Is that the new operating system for deodorants
jona771 h, 3 m ago

I’ve had multiple orders over the years from the game collection never had …I’ve had multiple orders over the years from the game collection never had an issue delivery always been very speedy!


Great! I must have had bad luck!
ryouga7 h, 43 m ago

I find them worse,sure controllers are nice but need a extension lead, the …I find them worse,sure controllers are nice but need a extension lead, the interface is too simple so you are locked to what they want, no real aspect ratio solutions, no real way to backup saves to pc legit and locked to one system.And the system feels cheaply made, too light and thin for me. a pi I can put into a nespi, shove loads of games I legit own, use any controller I want, use it for checking emails when travelling, watch some youtube videos all for around the same price.


You’ve completely ignore my point. Some people don’t want all that aggro. They just want to buy it, plug it in and go.

Like I say, what you want, is different to what others want. I don’t want “any controller”, I want the real controller. I don’t want a complex interface, Nintendo’s is just right for me, and most other people.
Over 4 million sold, most of those people wouldn’t have a clue what a Pi even is!
bulletfoss1 h, 3 m ago

You’ve completely ignore my point. Some people don’t want all that aggro. T …You’ve completely ignore my point. Some people don’t want all that aggro. They just want to buy it, plug it in and go.Like I say, what you want, is different to what others want. I don’t want “any controller”, I want the real controller. I don’t want a complex interface, Nintendo’s is just right for me, and most other people.Over 4 million sold, most of those people wouldn’t have a clue what a Pi even is!



I didn't "ignore" your point but

That "simple" interface is so simple you can't really do anything with it, that "complex" one takes next to no reading to know what to do and you can do so much more. and you dont get a "real" controller with this since its not exactly the same controller as 25 years ago and even back then people bought 3rd party controllers.

And if you were so inclined you can get 3rd party controllers that are just as high quality as the originals, but people even these days use wireless controllers on real hardware.

Just as you can get high quality 3rd party cases that take under a minute to install.

Buying one of these is like buying a prebuilt pc, everythings done for you but you are locked down in what you can do.

Again that interface is too locked down for me, one of the reasons since the PS3 gen I have been more of a PC gamer, I don't like being locked down in features, with a pi you can adjust aspect ratio, resolution sure to the generation that wants everything at the touch of a button/screen its effort but in reality its not very hard.

And bear in mind in the UK Snes was 2nd in sales so its likely the majority of those sold are in America and Japan basically NTSC territories, theres even youtubers now have got onto the subject of how we are Americanised for things including video game history like the famous "video game crash" that never occured across here.

So bearing in mind the people who "want" Nintendos are maybe not as common as you think, I have heard many people say the Snes classic was a underwhelming nostalgia trip, barely played even a hour and either chucked into cupboard or sold on.

Many of those people would enjoy the pi!

Either way enjoy it, its your right but the interface is nowhere near good, its just simple too simple thats just what you want though.
masekwm18 h, 2 m ago

Can a 5 year old operate a Pi?


My 6 year old looked at the SNES and said the graphics are so bad, then went back to the Xbox One. Kids are smarter than you think lol
BrendanBradyForsyth18 h, 32 m ago

Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can …Why people don't just buy a raspberry pi is beyond me. For £110 you can get every system up to dreamcast with pretty much every game ever made for them. Ps4 wireless comparable. Instant saves and reloads.


Or if you just have a semi decent laptop or PC?
ryouga7 h, 6 m ago

I didn't "ignore" your point but That "simple" interface is so simple you …I didn't "ignore" your point but That "simple" interface is so simple you can't really do anything with it, that "complex" one takes next to no reading to know what to do and you can do so much more. and you dont get a "real" controller with this since its not exactly the same controller as 25 years ago and even back then people bought 3rd party controllers.And if you were so inclined you can get 3rd party controllers that are just as high quality as the originals, but people even these days use wireless controllers on real hardware.Just as you can get high quality 3rd party cases that take under a minute to install.Buying one of these is like buying a prebuilt pc, everythings done for you but you are locked down in what you can do.Again that interface is too locked down for me, one of the reasons since the PS3 gen I have been more of a PC gamer, I don't like being locked down in features, with a pi you can adjust aspect ratio, resolution sure to the generation that wants everything at the touch of a button/screen its effort but in reality its not very hard.And bear in mind in the UK Snes was 2nd in sales so its likely the majority of those sold are in America and Japan basically NTSC territories, theres even youtubers now have got onto the subject of how we are Americanised for things including video game history like the famous "video game crash" that never occured across here.So bearing in mind the people who "want" Nintendos are maybe not as common as you think, I have heard many people say the Snes classic was a underwhelming nostalgia trip, barely played even a hour and either chucked into cupboard or sold on.Many of those people would enjoy the pi!Either way enjoy it, its your right but the interface is nowhere near good, its just simple too simple thats just what you want though.


Different product. One is a convenient retro gaming console, the other is a project for people with lots of spare time. Get over the idea that the two are interchangeable because they're really not. The Pi is a great product but ultimately you can't legitimately use one as a console without stealing licensed games - unless you have all the cartridges to back up yourself - so it is a bit like criticising a cheap train pass for being locked down and restricted when you could just dodge the fares.

Some people like Nintendo hardware and just want to go into a shop and buy a product with no fuss. Not everyone worries about things being 'locked down' - it's just a cheap box for a bit of fun.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 26th Mar
ryouga9 h, 9 m ago

I didn't "ignore" your point but That "simple" interface is so simple you …I didn't "ignore" your point but That "simple" interface is so simple you can't really do anything with it, that "complex" one takes next to no reading to know what to do and you can do so much more. and you dont get a "real" controller with this since its not exactly the same controller as 25 years ago and even back then people bought 3rd party controllers.And if you were so inclined you can get 3rd party controllers that are just as high quality as the originals, but people even these days use wireless controllers on real hardware.Just as you can get high quality 3rd party cases that take under a minute to install.Buying one of these is like buying a prebuilt pc, everythings done for you but you are locked down in what you can do.Again that interface is too locked down for me, one of the reasons since the PS3 gen I have been more of a PC gamer, I don't like being locked down in features, with a pi you can adjust aspect ratio, resolution sure to the generation that wants everything at the touch of a button/screen its effort but in reality its not very hard.And bear in mind in the UK Snes was 2nd in sales so its likely the majority of those sold are in America and Japan basically NTSC territories, theres even youtubers now have got onto the subject of how we are Americanised for things including video game history like the famous "video game crash" that never occured across here.So bearing in mind the people who "want" Nintendos are maybe not as common as you think, I have heard many people say the Snes classic was a underwhelming nostalgia trip, barely played even a hour and either chucked into cupboard or sold on.Many of those people would enjoy the pi!Either way enjoy it, its your right but the interface is nowhere near good, its just simple too simple thats just what you want though.


You are indeed missing the point, you are assuming that people want the same things you do. They don’t.

I’m happy with the simple interface.
I don’t want a high quality 3rd party controllers, I want recreated originals.

The charm of these Nintendo devices is unmatched. Charm goes along way. I’m not really too interested in playing it all the time. It’s a nostalgia piece, and that’s the appeal.

I already have emulators for every console up to Wii and MAME Arcade, had it for years. Just doesn’t “feel” as good. So what you are saying is true, in your opinion.
I'll join the "it just isn't the same" brigade. I was massively into emulation from about 1993 when I bought the ZX Spectrum emulator Z80 for my 486 and as I upgraded PC's got into Megadrive, SNES, Mame, etc - you name it and I had it emulated (even obscure stuff like the Sharp X68000).

Around 2001 I gave up on it all as it just felt it wasn't worth it any more because it just didn't feel the same. I enjoyed it, but felt more like a chore. Fast forward to 2017 and I get my old 1991 SNES out of the loft with the intention of eBaying it. It's still under the TV and used regularly. Proper controllers, crap picture, Mario Kart 2 player. Makes me feel 19 again. Emulation never did that.
misterleoni4 h, 29 m ago

Different product. One is a convenient retro gaming console, the other is …Different product. One is a convenient retro gaming console, the other is a project for people with lots of spare time. Get over the idea that the two are interchangeable because they're really not. The Pi is a great product but ultimately you can't legitimately use one as a console without stealing licensed games - unless you have all the cartridges to back up yourself - so it is a bit like criticising a cheap train pass for being locked down and restricted when you could just dodge the fares. Some people like Nintendo hardware and just want to go into a shop and buy a product with no fuss. Not everyone worries about things being 'locked down' - it's just a cheap box for a bit of fun.



bulletfoss2 h, 25 m ago

You are indeed missing the point, you are assuming that people want the …You are indeed missing the point, you are assuming that people want the same things you do. They don’t.I’m happy with the simple interface.I don’t want a high quality 3rd party controllers, I want recreated originals.The charm of these Nintendo devices is unmatched. Charm goes along way. I’m not really too interested in playing it all the time. It’s a nostalgia piece, and that’s the appeal.I already have emulators for every console up to Wii and MAME Arcade, had it for years. Just doesn’t “feel” as good. So what you are saying is true, in your opinion.



Back atcha, the point being your initial post was mentioning having look and feel of original console, the interface and the controllers. the nespi looks good and takes a minute to install, putting a OS on sd card is all of a few clicks when you know where to look or google.

And to let you know I have been using emulation for near 2 decades! And the controllers are still made in China regardless you are essentially paying for a branded product which is no better.

A nespi looks better and can do better, I rarely use my nespi myself too but if I want to I can easily just plug in and play after literally a few minutes of setup and use any controller that suits my mood, I bought ones from each retro console as it gets boring using same controller after a while.

Recreated controllers arent any different than 3rd party since they aren't the originals! So yeah paying for a brand.

You are telling someone who still owns almost every console in existance that came out in Europe, still owns 30 year ols ZX Spectrum and C64, 27 year old Sega consoles, 3DO, CDI, CD32, PS1-4,Lynx, Game Gear, backlit GB, GBA, GBA SP, GBC, even clones.

I bought games so rare back at launch that now the collectors pay like as much as £500 for a game

I own over 2 decades of gaming magazines for everything from ZX Spectrum to PS3

So yeah I think I know more than you think about "charm"

To the other person

Oh and I own the original games, consoles, and hardware to back it up its part of my niche interests.

But who is the ones actually comparing? The ones complaining about the pi and saying whats the point or the ones saying this is a reason to chose a pi over a classic. (neither of you are complaining but it seems to be common that people who complain about others mentioning the pi are just as bad)

To the other person "get over" rude comment im just stating facts its up to you what you prefer.

Choose what you want, don't act like your choice is the only choice.

Thats what I was saying, don't compare a very basic interface with literally no features to a in depth one then complain when its complex!, don't complain about one having more features as a negative! Don't complain it takes all of a few minutes and a few clicks to set up anything as that means companies will just strip more features from things.

Im stating a pi can do far more for a similar outlay and you can get controllers as good and far better than the official at limited knowledge rather than say buy a pi over a classic.

Oh and lazy to accuse pi people of stealing when its easy to hack the classic to pirate too.
ryouga44 m ago

Back atcha, the point being your initial post was mentioning having look …Back atcha, the point being your initial post was mentioning having look and feel of original console, the interface and the controllers. the nespi looks good and takes a minute to install, putting a OS on sd card is all of a few clicks when you know where to look or google.And to let you know I have been using emulation for near 2 decades! And the controllers are still made in China regardless you are essentially paying for a branded product which is no better.A nespi looks better and can do better, I rarely use my nespi myself too but if I want to I can easily just plug in and play after literally a few minutes of setup and use any controller that suits my mood, I bought ones from each retro console as it gets boring using same controller after a while.Recreated controllers arent any different than 3rd party since they aren't the originals! So yeah paying for a brand.You are telling someone who still owns almost every console in existance that came out in Europe, still owns 30 year ols ZX Spectrum and C64, 27 year old Sega consoles, 3DO, CDI, CD32, PS1-4,Lynx, Game Gear, backlit GB, GBA, GBA SP, GBC, even clones.I bought games so rare back at launch that now the collectors pay like as much as £500 for a gameI own over 2 decades of gaming magazines for everything from ZX Spectrum to PS3So yeah I think I know more than you think about "charm"To the other person Oh and I own the original games, consoles, and hardware to back it up its part of my niche interests.But who is the ones actually comparing? The ones complaining about the pi and saying whats the point or the ones saying this is a reason to chose a pi over a classic. (neither of you are complaining but it seems to be common that people who complain about others mentioning the pi are just as bad)To the other person "get over" rude comment im just stating facts its up to you what you prefer.Choose what you want, don't act like your choice is the only choice.Thats what I was saying, don't compare a very basic interface with literally no features to a in depth one then complain when its complex!, don't complain about one having more features as a negative! Don't complain it takes all of a few minutes and a few clicks to set up anything as that means companies will just strip more features from things.Im stating a pi can do far more for a similar outlay and you can get controllers as good and far better than the official at limited knowledge rather than say buy a pi over a classic.Oh and lazy to accuse pi people of stealing when its easy to hack the classic to pirate too.


"the nespi looks good and takes a minute to install"
Don't care, I don't want "Nepsi", I want Nintendo.

"putting a OS on sd card is all of a few clicks when you know where to look or google."
I don't know where to look, where to google, or what I'm doing. I have no idea how to use a Pi.

"And to let you know I have been using emulation for near 2 decades!"
Ok?

"And the controllers are still made in China regardless you are essentially paying for a branded product which is no better."
I don't care how rubbish they are, I want the Nintendo controllers.

"A nespi looks better and can do better"
In my opition the SNES looks better, because that's what it's supposed to look like.
In my opinion, the SNES does all I need it to do. I don't need or want it to do anything more.


"Recreated controllers arent any different than 3rd party since they aren't the originals! So yeah paying for a brand."
Yes, the brand is the appeal of all this, so again, I want the Nintendo hardware.

yeah I think I know more than you think about "charm"
Then you should know more than I do that having a SNES mini is the answer, if you are after that charm.
Aside from having an old SNES, which can be expensive to buy (with games), it may not be reliable or compatible with modern TV's. So the SNES Mini fills this gap.


To add to this, I have full support from Nintendo, covering software & hardware.
You assume that most people want loads of advanced features, they don't.

They just want to open the box and play, I don't have the time or will to faff around.
I'm happy with everything it offers, the pause, save & rewind is advanced enough for me.

Edited by: "bulletfoss" 26th Mar
ryouga1 h, 23 m ago

Back atcha, the point being your initial post was mentioning having look …Back atcha, the point being your initial post was mentioning having look and feel of original console, the interface and the controllers. the nespi looks good and takes a minute to install, putting a OS on sd card is all of a few clicks when you know where to look or google.And to let you know I have been using emulation for near 2 decades! And the controllers are still made in China regardless you are essentially paying for a branded product which is no better.A nespi looks better and can do better, I rarely use my nespi myself too but if I want to I can easily just plug in and play after literally a few minutes of setup and use any controller that suits my mood, I bought ones from each retro console as it gets boring using same controller after a while.Recreated controllers arent any different than 3rd party since they aren't the originals! So yeah paying for a brand.You are telling someone who still owns almost every console in existance that came out in Europe, still owns 30 year ols ZX Spectrum and C64, 27 year old Sega consoles, 3DO, CDI, CD32, PS1-4,Lynx, Game Gear, backlit GB, GBA, GBA SP, GBC, even clones.I bought games so rare back at launch that now the collectors pay like as much as £500 for a gameI own over 2 decades of gaming magazines for everything from ZX Spectrum to PS3So yeah I think I know more than you think about "charm"To the other person Oh and I own the original games, consoles, and hardware to back it up its part of my niche interests.But who is the ones actually comparing? The ones complaining about the pi and saying whats the point or the ones saying this is a reason to chose a pi over a classic. (neither of you are complaining but it seems to be common that people who complain about others mentioning the pi are just as bad)To the other person "get over" rude comment im just stating facts its up to you what you prefer.Choose what you want, don't act like your choice is the only choice.Thats what I was saying, don't compare a very basic interface with literally no features to a in depth one then complain when its complex!, don't complain about one having more features as a negative! Don't complain it takes all of a few minutes and a few clicks to set up anything as that means companies will just strip more features from things.Im stating a pi can do far more for a similar outlay and you can get controllers as good and far better than the official at limited knowledge rather than say buy a pi over a classic.Oh and lazy to accuse pi people of stealing when its easy to hack the classic to pirate too.


It was hardly rude to say 'get over the idea'. I think you heard what what you wanted to hear from that sentence. You're clearly in the emulation camp so perhaps don't see this as a casual consumer would - and that's fine - but the point was really just that for every thread like this someone predictably pipes up about how you can copy a load of games onto a Raspberry Pi for 'only a few minutes' work' - as if everyone has the time or inclination to do this work - that probably comes as second nature to you but is quite complicated for some people.

Not to mention the fact that this is pittance - it's £65 for something that will provide some fun and retro value to people and is ready to go, out of the box. It clearly works, as millions of people are buying these. The sort of people who want a fun project and some more flexibility and gaming options will buy a Pi and follow the same path you did. I don't wish to undermine a great British product like the Raspberry Pi as it has been a wonderful piece of technology but I wonder if you're maybe looking at this from a slightly more techy standpoint and not considering the bigger picture.
misterleoni4 h, 22 m ago

It was hardly rude to say 'get over the idea'. I think you heard what what …It was hardly rude to say 'get over the idea'. I think you heard what what you wanted to hear from that sentence. You're clearly in the emulation camp so perhaps don't see this as a casual consumer would - and that's fine - but the point was really just that for every thread like this someone predictably pipes up about how you can copy a load of games onto a Raspberry Pi for 'only a few minutes' work' - as if everyone has the time or inclination to do this work - that probably comes as second nature to you but is quite complicated for some people. Not to mention the fact that this is pittance - it's £65 for something that will provide some fun and retro value to people and is ready to go, out of the box. It clearly works, as millions of people are buying these. The sort of people who want a fun project and some more flexibility and gaming options will buy a Pi and follow the same path you did. I don't wish to undermine a great British product like the Raspberry Pi as it has been a wonderful piece of technology but I wonder if you're maybe looking at this from a slightly more techy standpoint and not considering the bigger picture.



£65 is a pittance? Love to live in your world thats a weeks rent to me and I live in cheapest accomodation.
And on threads like this someone pops up and talks about how someone mentions the pi, both are just as bad as each other.

You talk about me wanting to hear despite me mentioning I own most consoles that came out, nope original hardware is best hence my everdrives but I like a all in one centre and takes as little room as possible.

People complain about hard work all the time now as they expect anything at touch of a button, it really is that simple.

If you dont have a few minutes to download a file and put it on a sd card then how do they have the free time to play the games?

Im not stupid, I have seen in recent years how people want things to be simpler and simpler and pay for the priviledge but its nowhere near as hard as people think it is.

To put it another way as well, the millions that buy it how many do it for more than a few minutes? compared to a pi where people use them quite often.

bulletfoss5 h, 12 m ago

"the nespi looks good and takes a minute to install"Don't care, I don't …"the nespi looks good and takes a minute to install"Don't care, I don't want "Nepsi", I want Nintendo."putting a OS on sd card is all of a few clicks when you know where to look or google."I don't know where to look, where to google, or what I'm doing. I have no idea how to use a Pi."And to let you know I have been using emulation for near 2 decades!"Ok?"And the controllers are still made in China regardless you are essentially paying for a branded product which is no better."I don't care how rubbish they are, I want the Nintendo controllers."A nespi looks better and can do better"In my opition the SNES looks better, because that's what it's supposed to look like.In my opinion, the SNES does all I need it to do. I don't need or want it to do anything more."Recreated controllers arent any different than 3rd party since they aren't the originals! So yeah paying for a brand."Yes, the brand is the appeal of all this, so again, I want the Nintendo hardware.yeah I think I know more than you think about "charm"Then you should know more than I do that having a SNES mini is the answer, if you are after that charm.Aside from having an old SNES, which can be expensive to buy (with games), it may not be reliable or compatible with modern TV's. So the SNES Mini fills this gap.To add to this, I have full support from Nintendo, covering software & hardware.You assume that most people want loads of advanced features, they don't.They just want to open the box and play, I don't have the time or will to faff around.I'm happy with everything it offers, the pause, save & rewind is advanced enough for me.



And that Nintendo hardware isn't much different than a pi its just branded, I doubt you don't know how to use Google as even small kids can. and who said the controllers were rubbish? Instead I was saying the controllers can be no better than a 3rd party one

I didn't assume people wanted loads of features thats you yet again, the same people who is assuming I am meaning something I didn't

But you were essentially praising lack of features as a good thing, and filters and screen resolution and aspect ratio ARE common things, I have seen complaints of how the video doesn't look good or too jaggy if you don't want it fair enough but dont complain when people have a problem with it.

As I am saying its up to you what you want, but don't complain about people who want more than something basic and simple.

Charm to me is having the option of a small system with controllers based on each system.
ryouga56 m ago

£65 is a pittance? Love to live in your world thats a weeks rent to me and …£65 is a pittance? Love to live in your world thats a weeks rent to me and I live in cheapest accomodation.And on threads like this someone pops up and talks about how someone mentions the pi, both are just as bad as each other.You talk about me wanting to hear despite me mentioning I own most consoles that came out, nope original hardware is best hence my everdrives but I like a all in one centre and takes as little room as possible.People complain about hard work all the time now as they expect anything at touch of a button, it really is that simple.If you dont have a few minutes to download a file and put it on a sd card then how do they have the free time to play the games?Im not stupid, I have seen in recent years how people want things to be simpler and simpler and pay for the priviledge but its nowhere near as hard as people think it is.To put it another way as well, the millions that buy it how many do it for more than a few minutes? compared to a pi where people use them quite often.And that Nintendo hardware isn't much different than a pi its just branded, I doubt you don't know how to use Google as even small kids can. and who said the controllers were rubbish? Instead I was saying the controllers can be no better than a 3rd party oneI didn't assume people wanted loads of features thats you yet again, the same people who is assuming I am meaning something I didn'tBut you were essentially praising lack of features as a good thing, and filters and screen resolution and aspect ratio ARE common things, I have seen complaints of how the video doesn't look good or too jaggy if you don't want it fair enough but dont complain when people have a problem with it.As I am saying its up to you what you want, but don't complain about people who want more than something basic and simple.Charm to me is having the option of a small system with controllers based on each system.


Doesn't really change the fact that the only way *I* could do what you say would be to illegally pirate a load of games that I don't have the licence to use. So whilst your methodology might not be too difficult for me, I'd be saving money by effectively ripping off other companies and software houses by not paying for the games. Talking about this society being lazy and paying for convenience is fair enough but is it any better to expect to have things for free that people have developed and own the rights to just because they're old? These games are not public domain, and I'm pretty sure that in this country even if you own the games on cartridge you don't have a legal right to back them up.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 26th Mar
misterleoni1 h, 50 m ago

Doesn't really change the fact that the only way *I* could do what you say …Doesn't really change the fact that the only way *I* could do what you say would be to illegally pirate a load of games that I don't have the licence to use. So whilst your methodology might not be too difficult for me, I'd be saving money by effectively ripping off other companies and software houses by not paying for the games. Talking about this society being lazy and paying for convenience is fair enough but is it any better to expect to have things for free that people have developed and own the rights to just because they're old? These games are not public domain, and I'm pretty sure that in this country even if you own the games on cartridge you don't have a legal right to back them up.



Ok so now its ok to generalise people right, yet further up your argument was ripping the cartridges yourself.

How do you know the people haven't paid for things many times over, like myself? and yes you get a "license" but the law is awkward at best and often updated for a copyright holders benefit and no one else even if they are making no money from something.

Just as its hypocritical to bring that in at all as everyone has broken the law in some way in the past, so its just taking a high ground.
ryouga24 m ago

Ok so now its ok to generalise people right, yet further up your argument …Ok so now its ok to generalise people right, yet further up your argument was ripping the cartridges yourself.How do you know the people haven't paid for things many times over, like myself? and yes you get a "license" but the law is awkward at best and often updated for a copyright holders benefit and no one else even if they are making no money from something.Just as its hypocritical to bring that in at all as everyone has broken the law in some way in the past, so its just taking a high ground.


I've never said I rip cartridges myself - not sure where you got that from.

Download ROMs discretely and no one will care but I think promoting it as the better option VS legitimately buying something from the manufacturer is a bit off. I wasn't taking the moral high ground as much as pointing out that some people prefer to get all their stuff legitimately (however daft that might seem), and people also like to own the official merchandise.


Anyway, we aren't going to agree on this so it's probably best we draw this to a close and just agree to disagree - I respect your preference but you must at least acknowledge that for *some* people - eg people who love Nintendo and have some disposable income - this isn't exactly the worst purchase in the world. Let me offer an example - my friend likes Nintendo, he has a smart flat and it's his birthday soon. This would be a nice little package to get him for his birthday, and he would really enjoy it. If I got him a Raspberry Pi, an SD card and a replica Nintendo control pad he would be grateful but baffled, and I'd have to explain the relative value of the present.

This console is not for everyone, and no one is saying it is; but it's only the price of one and a half PS4 controllers so I don't think it's exactly poor value for money for the right buyer - unless you think there is literally no use case for this device - which again, is fair enough.

My opinion is no more valid than yours, I'm just making my own observations.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 26th Mar
misterleoni1 h, 26 m ago

I've never said I rip cartridges myself - not sure where you got that …I've never said I rip cartridges myself - not sure where you got that from. Download ROMs discretely and no one will care but I think promoting it as the better option VS legitimately buying something from the manufacturer is a bit off. I wasn't taking the moral high ground as much as pointing out that some people prefer to get all their stuff legitimately (however daft that might seem), and people also like to own the official merchandise. Anyway, we aren't going to agree on this so it's probably best we draw this to a close and just agree to disagree - I respect your preference but you must at least acknowledge that for *some* people - eg people who love Nintendo and have some disposable income - this isn't exactly the worst purchase in the world. Let me offer an example - my friend likes Nintendo, he has a smart flat and it's his birthday soon. This would be a nice little package to get him for his birthday, and he would really enjoy it. If I got him a Raspberry Pi, an SD card and a replica Nintendo control pad he would be grateful but baffled, and I'd have to explain the relative value of the present. This console is not for everyone, and no one is saying it is; but it's only the price of one and a half PS4 controllers so I don't think it's exactly poor value for money for the right buyer - unless you think there is literally no use case for this device - which again, is fair enough. My opinion is no more valid than yours, I'm just making my own observations.



Im not disputing your opinion but all of your posts are one sided, I see it as talking about the alternative so if you want me to acknowledge something you should acknowledge others.

I haven't really talked about people should buy the pi over the snes but if someone talks about how excellent things like the interface is then disagree, I have a retro tv that accepts hdmi (one of last made) however even on that the classic assumes its 16:9 so crops it meaning a already 4:3 screen is ruined.

But the thing I will say is the cords are so short you would have to at very least pay a few quid more to have them usable, I sat about 2-3 feet from the unit and it kept toppling over.


Also I found the Nespi and nes classic far more sturdy than the snes classic as its shape is awkward

But can you acknowledge too every time one of these deals comes up people go something like "waiting for the people to recommend a pi" essentially they have become as bad as the people they think are a problem.
ryouga12 h, 21 m ago

Im not disputing your opinion but all of your posts are one sided, I see …Im not disputing your opinion but all of your posts are one sided, I see it as talking about the alternative so if you want me to acknowledge something you should acknowledge others.I haven't really talked about people should buy the pi over the snes but if someone talks about how excellent things like the interface is then disagree, I have a retro tv that accepts hdmi (one of last made) however even on that the classic assumes its 16:9 so crops it meaning a already 4:3 screen is ruined.But the thing I will say is the cords are so short you would have to at very least pay a few quid more to have them usable, I sat about 2-3 feet from the unit and it kept toppling over.Also I found the Nespi and nes classic far more sturdy than the snes classic as its shape is awkwardBut can you acknowledge too every time one of these deals comes up people go something like "waiting for the people to recommend a pi" essentially they have become as bad as the people they think are a problem.


I think really you’re just a bit of a jobsworth.
You really need to understand that many, many people don’t know what a Pi is, and they don’t have the technical mindset to learn.

My brother is a roofer, sure he’s smart, but he can hardly work his phone!!

The SNES Mini is the easiest, most convenient option for the average Joe that just about manages to use facebook.

And you get the support from Nintendo if something isn’t working as it should.

Spin it all you want bud, you just cannot put yourself in the shoes of a simpler minded person.

It’s not a “couple of mins” as you keep professing. You have to buy the Pi, program it, find the download, put it on an SD card, illegally download ROMS. (Dude, most my mates don’t even know what a “rom” is), and then spend about 30mins to an hour, configuring controllers and other options.

Read this loud and clear: AVERAGE CONSUMERS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THIS AND DO NOT WISH TO LEARN IT.

That’s the hard fact. I won’t be responding to you anymore as you clearly have some kind of superiority complex. I’m out.
bulletfoss6 h, 34 m ago

I think really you’re just a bit of a jobsworth.You really need to u …I think really you’re just a bit of a jobsworth.You really need to understand that many, many people don’t know what a Pi is, and they don’t have the technical mindset to learn.My brother is a roofer, sure he’s smart, but he can hardly work his phone!!The SNES Mini is the easiest, most convenient option for the average Joe that just about manages to use facebook.And you get the support from Nintendo if something isn’t working as it should.Spin it all you want bud, you just cannot put yourself in the shoes of a simpler minded person.It’s not a “couple of mins” as you keep professing. You have to buy the Pi, program it, find the download, put it on an SD card, illegally download ROMS. (Dude, most my mates don’t even know what a “rom” is), and then spend about 30mins to an hour, configuring controllers and other options.Read this loud and clear: AVERAGE CONSUMERS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THIS AND DO NOT WISH TO LEARN IT.That’s the hard fact. I won’t be responding to you anymore as you clearly have some kind of superiority complex. I’m out.



And I think you are a miserable sod who likes to stereotype and genearlise. let me make this clear

I DONT CARE WHAT THE AVERAGE CONSUMERS PREFERENCE IS.

Its their choice but you were the one acting is simple is better.

Back atcha with your "superiority complex" as I notice on another Snes classic thread you had to get your nose in and make a comment on the pi.

Oh and lookie lookie on the other theads about the classic people are talking about using them to put non legal roms on, the same thing you talk about being legit and acting like is only purchased for legit things

So tell me whos the jobsworth

Spin it all you want.

30 minutes ha ha ha it took all of a minute to set up a controller.

It seems more like you are using your own lack of skills to be bitter.
Edited by: "ryouga" 27th Mar
ryouga5 h, 36 m ago

And I think you are a miserable sod who likes to stereotype and …And I think you are a miserable sod who likes to stereotype and genearlise. let me make this clearI DONT CARE WHAT THE AVERAGE CONSUMERS PREFERENCE IS.Its their choice but you were the one acting is simple is better.Back atcha with your "superiority complex" as I notice on another Snes classic thread you had to get your nose in and make a comment on the pi.Oh and lookie lookie on the other theads about the classic people are talking about using them to put non legal roms on, the same thing you talk about being legit and acting like is only purchased for legit thingsSo tell me whos the jobsworthSpin it all you want.30 minutes ha ha ha it took all of a minute to set up a controller.It seems more like you are using your own lack of skills to be bitter.


Bully for you.
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