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ActRaiser and Wolfchild get the MSU1 audio treatment


Once again, for those who are unfamiliar with MSU1...

MSU1, also named "Media Streaming Unit revision 1", is a homemade enhancement chip made by byuu for the SNES. It allows the SNES to have 4 GB of storage space and CD quality Stereo Audio.

Thanks to Goncalo for the heads up!

Dell.com offering SNES Classic Edition at 11 AM EST on Nov. 28th, 2017

Nintendo has done a much better job of getting SNES Classic Edition stock out there, but it seems some customers have still been left in the cold. Thankfully some restock options have popped up in recent days, and tomorrow is your next chance. Dell.com is offering the SNES Classic tomorrow at 11 AM EST. Hit up this link and make sure you're ready!

Toys R' Us getting more SNES Classic, Switch stock next week

Customers that feel up to venturing out of the house, but still want to save big online can take advantage of our Buy Online, Pickup In-Store service throughout the week.

Think that’s it? Nope! I’ve got some more “inside” info for you. We’ve got four days of inventory drops that you are going to love. Starting on Sunday, November 26, Toys“R”Us stores nationwide will receive inventory of Fingerlings, SNES Classic, Luvabella and Nintendo Switch.

For the exact dates, check out the list below – and remember shoppers, quantities are limited, so we encourage you to get in line before doors open (normal/local time) for a chance to purchase.

Sunday, November 26 – Fingerlings
Monday, November 27 – SNES Classic
Tuesday, November 28 – Luvabella
Wednesday, November 29 – Nintendo Switch

Super NES Classic Edition Back At Best Buy Stores Saturday

The retro gaming Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) is back at Best Buy on Saturday, Nov. 25 – in stores, only.

When stores open at 9 a.m. local time Saturday, limited quantities of the SNES will be available in about 1,000 Best Buy stores across the country.

The Super NES Classic Edition will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Our stores will offer a ticketing process before we open for customers waiting in line – the same ticketing process we’ll offer for the Saturday doorbuster deals.

We will only pass out as many tickets as we have systems available, with a limit of one per customer. Super NES Classic Edition will not be available on BestBuy.com.

This mini system includes 21 pre-installed games, from Super Mario Kart to Street Fighter II. Bonus: It also includes the never-before-released Star Fox 2 game.

To play, just plug the console into any HD TV using the included HDMI cable. Not only does Super NES Classic Edition come with two controllers, but the system is also compatible with the NES Classic controller.

Castlevania: Dracula X gets the MSU1 audio treatment

Once again, for those who are unfamiliar with MSU1...

MSU1, also named "Media Streaming Unit revision 1", is a homemade enhancement chip made by byuu for the SNES. It allows the SNES to have 4 GB of storage space and CD quality Stereo Audio.

Thanks to Goncalo for the heads up!

SNES Classic Edition available on a daily basis at Nintendo NY starting Nov. 24th, 2017



If you're able to get in to Nintendo NY later this week, you have a great chance of picking up an SNES Classic Edition. We'd imagine there will be lines, so get ready for a challenge!

RARE releasing Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Conker's Bad Fur Day, and Viva Piñata soundtracks on vinyl



With the holiday season barrelling inexorably towards us and home-made mince pies making regular appearances around the company, we've begun indulging in furtive daydreams of brightly wrapped packages with our names on them. And blow us down with a festive feather if our chums over at iam8bit haven't provided the perfect gift idea: a whopping three new vinyl editions of classic Rare soundtracks.

As with our previous iam8bit collaboration (on the sold out Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark vinyls) it's Rash, Zitz and Pimple leading the charge – this time with Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, a 16-bit brawl through the nefarious Gamescape featuring a soundtrack originally composed by David Wise, seeing its first ever official release 25 years later. (We think most of you should have finished level three by now.)

Not to be outdone in the catchy-tunes-accompanying-gratuitous-violence department, Conker and the Bad Fur Day crew make some noise in a double-LP outing that chronicles the hedonistic hero's misadventures. There's previously unreleased music here from maestro Robin Beanland, alongside fan favourites like Rock Solid and Sloprano – well, we were hardly going to leave them out, were we? You'd be livid.

If that all sounds a bit hectic, fret not! Soothing tunes from a papery paradise await within the double-disc Viva Piñata collection, the music of which is guaranteed to chill and charm you in equal measure courtesy of Grant Kirkhope and a chuffing great orchestra. Naturally, we've snuck some never-before-released tracks in here too, both from the original game and its sequel Trouble in Paradise.

As if that wasn't enough, each of the albums offers you access to a digital version so you can listen on the go without having to lug your gramophone around. Tempted? Then we highly recommend a visit to iam8bit's site to learn more – and see the accompanying range of stylish Rare character pin badges. Preorders coming soon!

Switch, SNES Classic named two of the top ten best gadgets of 2017 by TIME

TIME already named the Switch one of the 25 best inventions of 2017, and now they're heaping more praise on the device. In their list of the 10 best gadgets for 2017, you can find the Switch mentioned yet again. As a matter of fact, they put the device in first place overall! It has some great company, as the SNES Classic Edition is also on the list, coming in at the #6 position.

Thanks to JBMindTrick for the heads up!