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These are the SNES Classic Edition’s menus

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Simone de Rochefort has been producing & hosting YouTube videos for Polygon since 2016. She co-directed the upcoming documentary The Great Game: The Making of Spycraft.

This is a video that contains two (2) minutes of menu capture from the SNES Classic Edition, which arrived in our office today.

It’s got everything you look for in a video that shows menus:

  • Menus, being scrolled through.
  • The nice sounds that happen every time an icon is selected — in this case, the icons often represent classic SNES games. Hey, that’s why they call it the SNES Classic.
  • 60 fps!
  • Nice music, provided by Nintendo, which has a history of making really good menu music.
  • Some settings. For example, you can sort the games chronologically, or by developer! That’s pretty cool, because the ribbon of games is long.
  • Languages!

I recommend that you watch this video about menus, for the reasons listed above. If you can’t spare an eyeball to watch it, the music is quite satisfying to have on in the background, and the little blips of icon selection barely disturb the listening experience.

I’m listening to this video right now.

Another thing that we did with the SNES Classic was unlock Star Fox 2, and play a bit of that. That video is not as good as this one.

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