Retro gamers will soon be able to get their hands on a brand new Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This is thanks to Nintendo launching the Super NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the beloved console which comes with 21 games. Including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2!
Although it has had its ups and downs, Nintendo has an amazing pedigree. It boasts an enviable number of great games, franchises, characters, and consoles. And while the Switch is selling well, gamers will always have an appetite for the old games they played as children. Cue the SNES Mini.
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The SNES Mini Crushes the NES Mini
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, to give it its proper title, is a miniature version of the console that made kids happy through the 1990s. The Super NES Classic Edition has been rumored for months after Nintendo pulled the NES Classic Edition from sale.
Nintendo has now officially announced the Super NES Classic Edition, and shared all of the juiciest details. The console will be available from September 29th, but you can pre-order it right now for $79.99. And, seeing how quickly the NES Classic sold out, you shouldn’t waste any time.
The Super Nintendo Classic Edition will come with two SNES controllers, and have 21 games built right into it. The list of games includes Star Fox and Star Fox 2 (which is completely new), Contra III, Donkey Kong Country, F-ZERO, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and Super Punch-Out!!.
As with the NES Classic Edition before it, you won’t be able to play any other games on the SNES Mini. Which may frustrate people keen to add to their collection. However, for $80 you’re getting 20 of the greatest games ever made, plus a new title which has never seen the light of day.
A Bargain for Retro Gaming Fans
The Super NES Classic Edition looks to be a bargain for anyone who wants to relive some of the games from their youth. Or younger gamers who wonder why us oldies talk about the 16-bit era with reverence. Our only advice? Pre-order it while you still have the chance. Like, today.
Did you own a Super NES? Do you still have the old console lying around somewhere? Are you likely to buy the Super NES Classic Edition? Or is this nothing more than a money grab? Which games are you looking forward to playing? Please let us know in the comments below!