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Nice too see that Nintendo has kept the flow of SNES Minis flowing well enough for them to actually be found in stores with a little looking around. I could really use a way to play Star Fox and Star Fox 2, especially the original since I've never played it before, so now I'm just debating whether to go buy a SNES Mini or hold out to see if Nintendo releases them on the Virtual Console. Decisions decisions...

Get the mini. Virtual Console is an idea that Nintendo seems to be dropping.

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Get the mini. Virtual Console is an idea that Nintendo seems to be dropping.

I'm still holding out hope for a 3DS Virtual Console at some point, mainly because I'd rather pay $15 each to get the two SNES Star Fox games digitally than pay $80 for a SNES Mini. Well, that and and the location of my modern TV makes it really difficult to play games on without getting major neck cramps; and that's the only TV I have that accepts HDMI input. Thus the reason I'm sticking to handhelds for modern gaming. :P

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Amazon really needs to stop linking 3rd party resellers to the checkout button the product page. This is deceptive marketing. :razz:

 

It should really go back to the old method, "This product is currently unavailable. XX new and used available from third party retailers starting at $XX."

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Get the mini. Virtual Console is an idea that Nintendo seems to be dropping.

 

With their lack of cross-platform compatibility with account system, they might as well.

 

Though the original Wii has that delicious analog 240p output (and more games than the Minis, except FX stuff).

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Amazon really needs to stop linking 3rd party resellers to the checkout button the product page. This is deceptive marketing. :razz:

 

It should really go back to the old method, "This product is currently unavailable. XX new and used available from third party retailers starting at $XX."

 

Yep.. guess it's out of stock again. :lol: It WAS available via Amazon (as a seller) at regular price.

 

Wow it's amazing how popular this thing is. Needless to say though, if you "want one", but still haven't got one.. you simply aren't really trying I think. :P

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Yep.. guess it's out of stock again. :lol: It WAS available via Amazon (as a seller) at regular price.

 

Wow it's amazing how popular this thing is. Needless to say though, if you "want one", but still haven't got one.. you simply aren't really trying I think. :P

Gamestop website has then now.

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Loving the mini. But having a problem. I am playing yoshis island. I am stuck on 6-6. Can not find the second key. Does not exist like in youtubne videos. even on my real super nintendo its not there. I could not finish all the levels. But a game genie codes completes all levels after you get 100 coins. So I went to 6-6 and got the forst key but the second is missing.

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I hadn't been paying much attention the last few months but apparently now you can dual-boot an SNES or NES classic with the firmware from the other and swap back and forth. It was a super handy way to separate SNES and NES games on my SNES Classic. Whichever system you're in when you shut it down, that's the one that'll be present when you start it back up. Hakchi2 has the capability and the instructions are on the Internets somewhere.

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I hadn't been paying much attention the last few months but apparently now you can dual-boot an SNES or NES classic with the firmware from the other and swap back and forth. It was a super handy way to separate SNES and NES games on my SNES Classic. Whichever system you're in when you shut it down, that's the one that'll be present when you start it back up. Hakchi2 has the capability and the instructions are on the Internets somewhere.

 

That's pretty damn cool. So I guess both official firmwares use less than half the ROM space available on the units compared to available flash ROM. What method do you use to swap formwares on the fly without reflashing? I only assume it's done in software and doesn't require physical modding.
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That's pretty damn cool. So I guess both official firmwares use less than half the ROM space available on the units compared to available flash ROM. What method do you use to swap formwares on the fly without reflashing? I only assume it's done in software and doesn't require physical modding.

 

I'm not sure exactly how it works. It requires a decrypted copy of the OS/game partition from the system you want to dual-boot with (which I found on Github). Drag it into Hakchi2 and the app knows what to do with it. To add games to the second platform you actually switch system types and drag in that system's games, including a custom shortcut that switches back.

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Oh, BTW. The NES Mini's firmware is sub-20MB, so it's pretty easy to fit a huge library of games on there. I managed to fit around 150 games for each system (around 300 total) onto the built-in flash. NES games are quite often sub-256KB. I think I've all of 40MB of NES games on there, the remainder of the flash is dedicated to SNES.

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