That smell of teen spirit and Nickelodeon slime isn’t just you — the ’90s are cool again. Look no further than the adorably angular Super Nintendo console above for confirmation of that fact.
Nintendo isn’t going so far as straight up re-releasing the original SNES console, but has instead created an entirely new device called the “SNES Classic Edition.” We’re just a few weeks away from the console’s release, so we compiled everything we know about it in our Trapper Keeper — then published our findings below.
As hinted above, the SNES Classic Edition is smaller than the original Super Nintendo. Here’s the original SNES — the console is much larger than the gamepad.
By contrast, the SNES Classic Edition is minuscule. The gamepad is far larger than the console itself, which is adorable and hilarious. The console literally fits in the palm of your hand.
Don’t be fooled by the look of it, though. The SNES Classic Edition doesn’t function anything like the original SNES. You can’t put cartridges in it, nor can you plug original gamepads into the ports on the front.
On the original Super Nintendo console, controllers plugged into the front ports and game cartridges went into the slot on top. The blue sliders controlled power and resetting the console, and the grey lever in the middle ejected games. It was pretty low-tech.