Opinions: Let’s Rank the SNES Classic – Part 5

Now that I own the silly thing, I have given the four remaining games I hadn’t played beforehand a little play time to present some commentary on them. Here’s the rest of the series. Kirby’s Dream Course I feel that the solo mode in this game is not the focal point of this game; it’s…

Opinion: Very Initial Reaction to the SNES Classic

So I finally had the two factors work in my favor to get a SNES Classic today: a) availability and b) money. My first reaction was holy fuck this is adorably tiny. Like I wanna cuddle it. I gave it a bit of a test run tonight, mostly playing Stree Fighter II Turbo and watching…

Opinion: Let’s rank the SNES Classic line-up – Part 4

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars   Square delivered a rather intriguing spin on Mario with their RPG effort, setting into motion other efforts by Intelligent Systems and Alphadream in the future. However, both Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi don’t entirely follow the blueprint Square laid down for their origin point, letting SMRPG…

Opinion: Let’s rank the SNES Classic line-up – Part 3

Secret of Mana Of all the games on the SNES Classic, this is the one I feel the most conflicted about. Secret of Mana is a fascinating game that has a lot of positives: an amazing soundtrack that still stands as one of the best on the system, great spritework, a compelling multiplayer component and…

Opinion: Let’s rank the SNES Classic line-up – Part 2

Final Fantasy III While I haven’t finished FFIII (aka VI) quite yet, it is absolutely a crucial piece of SNES history and one of the best RPGs on the system. Of course, I would have nominated Chrono Trigger if I had my way, but I’m afraid Final Fantasy has the branding recognition AND the first…

Opinion: So if the SNES Classic featured 30 games instead of 21…

So the just-announced SNES Classic has a plethora of games on it, and unlike the NES Classic I can’t really argue against any of their inclusions. I mean, I could do without a few of these because I have them in other formats, but in terms of the strength and importance of these picks, they…