After months of speculation, Nintendo has finally confirmed what was long suspected with the announcement of the Super NES Classic Edition system, a miniaturized version of the Super Nintendo system that comes jam-packed with 21 iconic and memorable games from your childhood.
The SNES Classic Edition will be released on September 29th for $79.99, and the system comes preloaded with 21 games, two wired SNES controllers, as well as an HDMI cable, USB charging cable and AC adapter.
Yes, it’s $20 more than the old NES Classic Edition, and it’s got a smaller game library to boot. But it comes with an extra controller (making multiplayer games playable right out of the box), something you had to pay extra for on the other system, assuming you could find one.
If you’re having trouble making out all of the games, here you go:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox
- Star Fox 2
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Yoshi’s Island
Wait a second, Star Fox 2?! While the sequel was widely available as a ROM, it never actually made it out on the Super Nintendo, as it was cancelled before its official release. But don’t think you can jump right into the game, as players will have to unlock it through playing the original Star Fox game first.
As for availability, that is anyone’s guess. Nintendo promised that it would produce “significantly more” SNES Classic Edition system than NES Classic Edition units, which were notoriously hard to find. I still expect them to be hard to find, so I suggest pre-ordering one as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.
Who else is excited about the Super NES Classic Edition?