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SNES Classic hands-on: No surprises, but still a good machine

The system feels like a faithful — if miniaturized — re-creation of the retro console that’s no greater than the sum of its parts, but it’s still worth it for those folks who want to hop in a time machine back to the early ’90s.

The scenarios are procedurally generated, or at least selected from a large number of potential options — it was hard to tell from limited exposure.

In addition, the Snes Classic will preserve a few seconds to a few minutes of gameplay leading up to the snapshot, which players can then rewind.

In a minor change, it’s also possible customize the background wallpaper that the Snes Classic uses to pad out the difference between its narrower format games and today’s widescreen televisions.

(While games for the SNES were programmed in a largely square format, televisions of that era stretched the consoles’ pixels into rectangles.)

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