Because apparently, I am a retro geek sucker
When Nintendo announced the NES Classic, I jumped onboard. I was a Sega lad on the whole, and the mini console let me play a whole bunch of games I knew I had missed.
Same with the SNES Classic. Not as many games I really wanted to play, but enough to make it worthwhile. The C64 Mini was a no-brainer – it was essentially my first computer, and I was ready for that trip down nostalgia lane.
And then last night, this happened.
Final Fantasy VII, with the original no-stick controllers. The memories are flooding back like crazy, and that is from just one title.
This was when I took console gaming ‘seriously’. Sure, I had the Master System and a couple of handhelds, but until the PlayStation, if the game wasn’t on PC it just wasn’t worth buying.
We know the console will have 20 games preloaded in total, with only Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms confirmed.
The other 15 games will be revealed over the coming weeks, but I am really enjoying the quick turnaround between the announcement and on the shelf.
Looking for a retro gift for an older player? Maybe you aren’t old enough to have tried the original console? This is a great gift idea for either!
Just like the Nintendo and C64 mini versions, everything will run via a USB micro a cable, but no power supply is included. I know a lot of people complain about this, but honestly how many spare USB adaptors are in a house these days?
It also looks like Sony has gone with Standard USB ports for the controllers, so cable extenders and possibly Dual Shock controllers could be plugged in. Wireless adaptors maybe?
Either way, with the current popularity of classics such as Crash and Spyro, the timing is great to get gamers back into retro PlayStation gaming. And on a Sony Platform. *cough Switch envy much? cough*
If you only have a current gen console and don’t have access to PlayStation Now, this is a great way to play some classic games. I have mine locked in. I am going to have to build a mini-console shelf soon!
In Australia, the PlayStation Classic will set you back $150 and you can preorder from EB Games here.
Until next time,