Were you one of the lucky ones to get a NES Classic Edition? The miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment System contained 30 classic games and an HDMI out. The only problem was that Nintendo did not make enough for the demand, so since they stopped production fans are now forced to pay high prices on eBay.
There was a looming question, though: Would Nintendo keep going with mini versions of all their previous consoles?
Today, Nintendo announced the Super NES Classic Edition, which will launch on September 29, 2017, including 21 SNES games. This time, they are bumping the price from $59.99 of the NES Classic to $79.99; however, the SNES Classic will include a second controller. On top of that, Nintendo is including Star Fox 2, which, even though it was in development for the original SNES, never released.
Here’s a list of the 21 included games:
- 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™
I was fortunate enough to be around the Nintendo Store in New York City just after Thanksgiving last year, where I stood in line to get my NES Classic. I hope it does not take a trip to NYC again to get an SNES Classic. We have heard, though, that Nintendo plans to up their production this time around, so it should be easier to get your hands on a mini SNES, as long as you get one in 2017. Apparently, that’s as long as they plan to produce them.
Even though I have an NES Classic, I do not play it much. I love the idea of it, but I find myself going to newer games on my Switch more often. Although, I have many favorites from the SNES, and most of them will be on the SNES Classic, so perhaps it will get more play time than my NES Classic.
Will you be getting an SNES Classic Edition? What games are you most excited about having on the system? What would you have rather seen included? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.