Later this year, Nintendo is releasing a miniature Super NES filled with "20 + 1" games - including the never-before-released Star Fox 2! Of course, pre-orders are already sold out, which suggests that supply-and-demand may be as inexplicably frustrating as it was for the release of the NES Classic last year. But that's okay because, well... never mind, yeah?
If you were unfortunate enough to miss out on Super NES Classic pre-orders, you can "console" - ha ha ha - yourself with the next best thing: ten reminders of why the Super NES was best console.
The vast majority of SNES games - from Nintendo's own first-party titles, to the best versions of third-party multiformat games - still hold up today. Indeed, they hold up a damn sight better than a lot of the games which followed on the subsequent generation of consoles, and their faltering, albeit necessary, experiments with 3D visuals.
The SNES might've not been the first console to make it to the South Pole, but at least it didn't get frostbite and lose its nose, fingers, and Geoffrey. Whatever that means!
Super NES = best console, okay?
Our Super NES was all smooth and round, like a jelly lozenge. And best of all: it had primary-coloured buttons, making it appear jolly, like a benign chum.
Also: it felt nice and solid and well-made. The Sega Mega Drive had an interesting design, that caused it to resemble HR Giger's thorax, but the second you picked it up or tapped on it you could tell how cheaply constructed it was. Frankly, there was more air in a Mega Drive than a bag of Walkers crisps.
Just to recap: Super NES was best console.
Without Mode 7 there would've been no Mario Kart, Pilotwings, F-Zero, or Super Star Wars... or the assertion that Super NES was best console supreme.
The poor Mega Drive had a little go at the same thing with Virtua Racing - priced at an eye-watering £70 - but it was too little too late. The Mega Drive remained in the role of "disgraced poltron" next to the Super NES as best console!
Worms might not agree, but the rest of us are united in one overriding belief: the Super NES was best console, the khan, the candy solid.
No wonder everyone thinks the SNES was best console in the land of many humans!
That's just another example of the forward-thinking from Nintendo's designers - the sort of forward thinking which can only lead to one conclusion: Super NES IS best console.
Let's face it, consoles are two things: toys and consumer electronics goods. There is nothing cool about either of those, which might be why Sega and Sony always tried to trick customers by selling their machines via edgy advertising, featuring exploding babies and cool guys getting haircuts off of skateboarding Morlocks.
We all know that trying to be cool is probably the least cool thing ever. Nintendo knew this, and never even tried to be cool. Which, of course, made it all the cooler.
On an entirely tangential note, do you know what I found a bit sad? When it was revealed recently that Carrie Fisher had died in part due to decades of drug addiction, and was found to have traces of cocaine, heroin and other nasty "flavours" in her system, loads of people held this up as evidence that she was "cool" and "didn't give a damn".
Here's some information you might like to think about: that isn't cool behaviour. That's just really tragic, and a massive waste of someone's entire life. If the Super NES had been a film star, you can bet it wouldn't have taken loads of drugs and become an addict and died. In fact: the only thing the Super NES was addicted to was being best console for all the boys and girls!
Consequence: N64 games don't look as good today when compared to the simplicity of something like Yoshi's Island; a game that was available on the Super NES - best console.
This is just one of many reasons why most believe that the Super NES is best console, and known the globe over as The Prince Of Infernal Contraptions!