We’ve already published our SNES Mini review, but if you are after an intricate teardown of the system then look no further than technology publication Digital Foundry. The team have examined how closely the SNES Mini matches the original hardware. You can read the full article here, but here’s the closing extracts for those who are on the fence.
“What’s beautiful about the SNES mini is the extent to which so many of the games still hold up today. Essentially, this miniature console is an emulator housed in a beautiful little shell, designed to offer a cute, but highly authentic retro experience. What separates this from the competition is its execution. It’s not perfect, but compared to what companies like ATgames are providing or even the clone systems from Hyperkin, it’s difficult to argue with the results. Ultimately, original hardware paired with a CRT just looks nicer and feels better, but if you’re looking for something more portable and friendly for your modern display, the SNES mini is a good, cheap choice that comes highly recommended.”