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So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« on: August 30, 2017, 11:27:34 pm »
http://kotaku.com/capcom-is-re-releasing-street-fighter-ii-on-a-snes-cart-1798645758

I was wondering what you guys thought of it.  I think it's cool to see Capcom releasing a snes game, but idiotic to just re-release sfii.  It's a dumb choice even if you want to re-release the game.  Re-releasing sf2 instead of super sf2 or the myriad of superior pseudo-sequels that came after the original is like re-releasing Mortal Kombat instead of MKII.  I mean it isn't even sf2 turbo. 

Also I'm wondering who this is supposed to be for.  Did eBay run out of 10 dollar copies of sf2 or something?

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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 12:41:48 am »
"Holy ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---! Nintendo and SFII fanboys crossing streams? Capcom's just gonna sit back and count the money!!!"


Is what I thought of it.
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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 01:38:35 am »
Yeah but it's vanilla sf2.  I don't think I've played it since it's original release.  Turbo/Championship editions allowed you to play as the bosses and that's as far back as I'm willing to go. 

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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 03:08:35 am »
Really? I thought "why?".

It's not like this was the greatest port of the game BITD.

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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 03:58:35 am »
 Well I wouldn't buy it.
Like you say SF2 Turbo would of been a better choice and even then seems pointless.

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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 07:30:39 am »
Its not like there is a shortage of carts already. Just go on ebay and by one for 8 bucks or pay whatever stupud price the new releases will be.

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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 07:57:17 am »
Really? I thought "why?".

It's not like this was the greatest port of the game BITD.

They probably misread the SNES mini release notes - and thought it could play the original carts and wanted to get their share of the retro mania surrounding it's release !!  :dizzy:

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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 08:27:36 am »
part cash grab , part 30yr SF anniversary , part getting those weirdos that hoard collectors editions of everything to buy it.

They'll sell all 5,500 copies easy, if the MSRP is only grossing a half a million bucks, I dont think they'll lose much money even if it is a bust.
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 09:03:24 am »
part cash grab , part 30yr SF anniversary , part getting those weirdos that hoard collectors editions of everything to buy it.

They'll sell all 5,500 copies easy, if the MSRP is only grossing a half a million bucks, I dont think they'll lose much money even if it is a bust.

Agreed - my idiot almost bankrupt brother will buy it just because its a "collectors edition".   ::)

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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2017, 09:17:16 am »
I don't think it's going to fit in the SNES i'm putting together.


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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2017, 09:25:20 am »
It'll be mildly interesting to see if it sells out.  Seems like most of their "collector" stuff hits clearance shelves.

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 09:54:59 am »
Can we also talk about the fact that it's $100, seriously.

Some other observations...
  • Selling points say 'Brand New Playable SNES Game' so I wonder if that means the game is new in some way?
  • Don't forget you also get a 'Tri-fold Box with Foil, Gloss and Embossments' plus the 'Premium Instruction Booklet'!!  ::)
  • What the hell are 'Retro Pack-in Surprises'?
  • There's a 'Legacy Cartridge Collection' badge, does that mean there's more of these coming or have they released others?
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 11:22:03 am »
Yes, unfortunately they've announced that they want to do a whole series of these if this one sells well. 

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Re: So Capcom is doing this... please discuss
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 11:24:17 am »
Can we also talk about the fact that it's $100, seriously.

Some other observations...
  • Selling points say 'Brand New Playable SNES Game' so I wonder if that means the game is new in some way?
  • Don't forget you also get a 'Tri-fold Box with Foil, Gloss and Embossments' plus the 'Premium Instruction Booklet'!!  ::)
  • What the hell are 'Retro Pack-in Surprises'?
  • There's a 'Legacy Cartridge Collection' badge, does that mean there's more of these coming or have they released others?
Small runs cost more to make. The person spending $100 on this is likely to never even break the seal.  New means its a new production run, Legacy means this is part of a bigger retro run of other games that are TBD (according to the article). I think its a neat idea but I wont be buying one.
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 11:41:01 am »
Can we also talk about the fact that it's $100, seriously.
Well if you count inflation, $100 is equivalent to the original MSRP of $60 in the '90's.

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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 11:54:30 am »
Well if you count inflation, $100 is equivalent to the original MSRP of $60 in the '90's.

I understand it's a short run, inflation comparison etc. but it seems steep for a regurgitation of a not-even-the-best-version SFII cartridge. At that price point I have no desire to own one but no doubt they'll sell out.

The person spending $100 on this is likely to never even break the seal.

Probably safest not to break the seal, did you see the warning.  :D

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"Use of this reproduction game cartridge on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire," cautions the page.

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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 01:57:22 pm »
but but it's red though bruh  ::)

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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 03:19:27 pm »
Most hard-core fanboys are probably going to buy two. One to play, and one to put in mom's closet so they can sell it in the future for a million dollars.
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2017, 09:33:27 pm »
Can we also talk about the fact that it's $100, seriously.
Well if you count inflation, $100 is equivalent to the original MSRP of $60 in the '90's.

And if they were using the same tech, I would completely agree with you.  The thing is, you can get a snes clone pcb made for about 5 bucks these days from our friends in China.  The fire warnings make me think these aren't exactly made in the west either.  The shells run about 5 bucks as well.  So hey, let's give them the benefit of the doubt and say that all those "accessories" (also known as paper) cost 20 bucks to make.  That's still 70 dollars profit.  This should run more around 50-60 tops. 

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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2017, 09:56:08 pm »
When this came out, the video game store in North Park Mall in Dallas had it in a locked glass case in the middle of the store for $90.  Even at my preteen age I thought that was crazy.

I was playing it in a K-Mart in a SNES kiosk when the power blinked out.  The plexiglass lid covering the SNES was broken, and I reached in and tugged on the cartridge.  Then I had a moment of moral introspection and left it.  A few weeks later, I bought a used copy for $20.  Currently sitting in a cardboard box somewhere... 20+ years later.

When Turbo came out for SNES, I went to an Incredible Universe (most of these became Fry's locations).  They had a huge stack of the games shaped like a pyramid.  Hundreds of copies.  Never seen a game with that much hype before or after.

I still like the original SF2 the best...

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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2017, 10:46:56 pm »
"WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the “Product”) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire. The SNES hardware is deemed a vintage collectible, so please exercise extreme caution when using the Product and make sure there is fire extinguishment equipment nearby. Use of the Product is at the sole risk of the user. The Product is sold “as is”. Neither iam8bit, Inc. nor Capcom Co, Ltd. make any representation or warranty, express or implied, of any kind, including any warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular use, or that the Product is safe to use, and iam8bit, Inc. or Capcom Co, Ltd. shall have no liability for damage to property or persons arising from use of the Product. Nintendo of America is in no way associated with the release of this Product."

LOL this is from the actual site selling them. No joke.

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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2017, 06:54:19 am »

I agree with most people here. It's gonna sell, but seems like the wrong version for sale. Price does seem a bit steep, when you consider I bought a new NES game for $70 recently, which is a real cottage industry affair.


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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2017, 02:54:22 pm »
other than the price, how would this be any different than an e-bay bootleg you can buy for 9.99 shipped?

no nintendo logo... unbranded fancy plasticy SNES case...

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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2017, 02:35:53 am »
other than the price, how would this be any different than an e-bay bootleg you can buy for 9.99 shipped?

no nintendo logo... unbranded fancy plasticy SNES case...

 :dunno

Not that I would buy one, but the difference is provenance for want of a better word.


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