According to a new video from GameXplain, the SNES Classic Edition is making waves yet again, but this time it’s not about difficulties in obtaining these adorable consoles. It seems that some players are experiencing issues related to saving their game due to the system’s two available save methods.

Like its predecessor, the NES Classic Edition, the SNES Classic Edition features the ability to utilize suspend points to create save data. This means that at any time you are able to save your game by pressing the system’s reset button and creating a save file on the home menu. Unlike the NES Classic Edition, however, all of the SNES Classic’s 21 titles include a built-in save feature within each of the games as well.

By loading a game from its icon on the home menu, the game will load with the in-game save file available. If the game is loaded by selecting a created suspend point, the in-game save data is overwritten and the game will begin from wherever the suspend point was created. This means that if you are alternating between saving in-game and utilizing suspend points, you could accidentally overwrite your save data and could potentially lose hours of gameplay. To save yourself the headache of losing hours upon hours of saved data, it is best to pick the saving method most appealing to you and stick with it.

If you’re looking to replicate the authentic feeling of playing these games on an original Super Nintendo, utilizing the in-game saves might be your best option. If you just want to be able to save your game at any time, you will want to utilize the suspend point system mentioned above. For more information, check out GameXplain’s video below, and be sure to practice safe saving!

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  • Nathaniel Adam Pembleton-Minor

    Great vid. I’m sure the people getting mad are the goody two shoes who never used an emulator and roms. XD

  • spacefan1993

    I only use the suspend points for when I am about to fight a boss, such as in Super Metroid or A Link to the Past. If I die on a boss, I just reload the save point and try again until I win.

    Only other time I’ve used them so far is in the original Star Fox and Star Fox 2 (neither of which have a save feature, anyway) to save my progress, especially if I am fully-powered up.

    In either case, I have not had any problems with suspend points whatsoever. So I have no idea what people are doing wrong.

  • Dreamwalker

    Suspend points and savestates are for people without self respect.