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Microsoft Surface Pro with surprise SNES features

As many tech fans await the arrival of the highly anticipated Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet as it goes on sale later this month, we are reaching out to current Surface and Surface Pro users. You may not be aware, but your tablet also has some surprise functionality via the form of an emulator app.

You may all be thinking, here we go again with the risky business of emulators but this story is a little different. A certain Microsoft Surface overview video on YouTube has attracted the attention of many, due to the fact that it highlights the possibility of playing classic SNES games via a Super Nintendo emulator app.

While Nintendo may not be too keen for users to explore this side of the device, it appeared for one moment that Microsoft was actually a lot more lenient. It has been revealed recently that this video that we have included above, was actually referenced on the official Surface Twitter account – specifically touting the emulator capabilities of the Surface.

A Microsoft rep retweeted the video in question, along with a caption that read something along the lines of “Make the most of #Surface.” Unsurprisingly, that Tweet has since been deleted, but the video still stands and you can check out the emulator capabilities of the Surface at the 7:22 mark.

Super Mario Kart.. the good old days.
Super Mario Kart.. the good old days.

Did you know that the Surface had this functionality? Regardless of the grey area surrounding emulation, you have to say that the ability to hook up an Xbox 360 controller and also connect the Surface to the TV via HDMI to become a makeshift SNES is very cool.

Good luck trying to get your hands on the emulator app though, as we have a feeling it may be disappearing off the store very soon. Let us know your thoughts on this surprise feature of the Surface. Was it a bit naughty of Microsoft to essentially advocate Nintendo emulation on the Surface?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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