Retro-gamers rejoice! Nintendo is releasing a call-back to the golden era of games - a time when most game mechanics were simple, and yet required skill and lightning-fast reflexes to finish. It was a time of gaming when everything was bright and blocky and everything was presented in glorious pixelly charm!

Say hello to SNES Classic

But Nintendo is not releasing a game to satisfy the hardcore retro-gamer's nostalgia. That isn't enough. The company is actually releasing a console for it!

Called the SNES Classic, it is a rework of the iconic 16-bit SNES that people used to run fantasy worlds on.

This is where games like "Final Fantasy III" and "Chrono Trigger" were first brought to life.

The SNES Classic is essentially a miniaturized version of Nintendo's 16-bit console. The original SNES was first released in 1990 in Japan, and it was the platform where some of the biggest titles of the time were released. As expected from Nintendo, the console was a hit that sold more than 49 million units worldwide.

Now, the console is making a comeback. According to a report by The Verge, the SNES Classic will have everything users would expect of an SNES, with a few extra features added in. And, as mentioned, it will be smaller than the original.

SNES Classic comes with a rewind function

One of the most notable features of the SNES Classic is the rewind function.

As players familiar with retro games know, it could be difficult to get through a certain part of a game because some of them take precise timings and actions. What's more, players are restricted by the method of saving that the game provides. And most of the time, these are very limiting.

This is where the rewind function supposedly gets its helpfulness.

One could simply rewind the part where they made a mistake.

However, in the same report from Verge, Andrew Webster writes that the rewind function could more trouble than it's worth. Far from simply being able to access the feature with the push of a button, the rewind process seems to be more complicated as it should be.

"It’s far too clunky to be very useful," Webster writes.

"In order to rewind a game, you first need to get up and hit the reset button, then jump into the game’s saves and select the rewind option."

Of course, a rewind function is hardly ever needed for people just looking for the hardware. It's like Nintendo has made the SNES available again, and this is good news for people who want to experience the classic games the way they should originally be played.