Nintendo Classic Mini / SNES Classic Mini
The original Super Nintendo (SNES) original came out in the UK in 1992, so many parents have fond memories of it. Nintendo understands that yearning for retro thrills and has, therefore, re-released a smaller, modern reworking of the original console.
It contains 21 classic games from the 90s, including Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, and Star Fox, and comes with two controllers modelled on the originals. If you want your kids to experience the same great games you remember, you can’t get much better than this.
It is priced from £70.
These are an all-in-one unit with no access to the internet. The games are included and locked to the machine, so you cannot add any more. However, this also comes with the safety of knowing that a child will not encounter any untoward behaviour. Multiplayer is still available through good, old-fashioned, same-room two-player action. Great for all the family.
There is also a more basic Nintendo Classic Mini Entertainment System that provides games from the previous generation of Nintendo hardware. This is a little cheaper, but because of its age the games can be hard for very young players to master.
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