hardware bundles / mini consoles
It would be nice to add 'hardware bundles' of games to the database. With NES & SNES Classic Mini, Mega Drive Mini, Neo Geo Classic, Playstation Classic Mini, Capcom home arcade, 1Up Arcades and several other mini consoles on the market, it would be nice to integrate those as 'hardware bundles' - bundles of existing games that are bundled in one hardware release.
it could be realised with a dedicated category like Main Game, DLC, Bundle,… or just marked as Bundle. The platform where it is released could be either specific for each release or could be one general "hardware bundle" platform.
We recently discussed adding the ‘retro classic’ mini consoles on IGDB, likely as a Version to the main consoles.
While that would help having the data for the hardware itself, currently we wouldn’t be able to have a listing of game for a particular console version. Which can prove tricky for some specific edge cases, Starfox 2 comes to mind being exclusive to SNES Mini for example.
I can confirm adding to those consoles is on our backlog as an initial step, platform Bundles though would probably be a separate task.
Hi. That’s cool. I wouldn’t put them as a version of the „main console“ as that could make people think they can buy that version instead and add games later. For me they are more bundles that, in addition to the games, also contain a piece of hardware to play them. I guess the easiest way would be to just create bundles with these games - no need to change anything on the database, but a policy change/addition. I would be happy to start to create the first few bundles.
Especially as SNK releases new Neo Geo Mini consoles with different games on it.
Then there is the Capcom home Arcade that is not a version of a previous existing Platform, it's more a bundle of games from different arcade systems (CP System, CP System 2 and CP System 3).
There are the 1UP arcade machines, that bundle different arcade games…