For years my SNES has been collecting dust due to lack of a suitable CRT solution and how hideous old systems look on new TVs. The SNES Mini managed to scratch the itch for the most part, but there are still quite a few SNES games I have that weren't on it. The Super NT seemed like an attractive option, but price was an issue for me during its initial run (money was a bit tight then), and I missed on the second run. Well, I managed to get hold of a Super NT second-hand at a reasonable price, and it showed up in the mail today.
First thing I noticed was that both the packaging and system looked to be of fine quality. The Super NT itself seems to be made of the same plastic and has the same color scheme as the SNES. It seems quite solidly built despite its size, which is much smaller than an SNES. Controllers are, unfortunately, sold separately, but the Super NT is compatible with the factory-issue SNES controllers. I still have all my old SNES stuff, so I cleaned off my controller and plugged it into the Super NT and hooked up the system. I really need to get a wireless controller because the Start button on my SNES controllers sticks a bit and the cord isn't quite long enough to reach my couch.
After a neat little startup, there was a menu screen with a bunch of options, which I haven't messed with yet. I decided to put in Gradius III since I haven't played it in years, and, well...
It looked freakin' awesome. Analogue weren't kidding when they said the thing plays games at 1080p. The picture looks so clean and crisp on my 4K TV, almost like those high-quality .gifs you see of old 16-bit games on the internet, just on a big screen. The game plays just like it did on the original hardware, and the audio is spot-on. This is what I always imagined being able to play a SNES in HD would be like.
I still need to play some more games on it, but my initial impressions of it are quite positive.Last edited by Shadow1980 - on 29 April 2021