SNES Classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System

It’s been rumored since the release and recent discontinuation of the NES Classic that Nintendo will follow up banking on nostalgia and they just announced the new release of the SNES Classic in a presumed similar limited run.

The mini-console will contain 21 classic games from Nintendo’s most popular first party titles to JRPG favorites like Final Fantasy III, Secret of Mana, and Earthbound. It will also contain a new game never released in North America in Star Fox 2.

Here’s the entire list:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI in Japan)
  • F-ZERO
  • 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

There’s no word on online play, but it may not appear likely given the similar stance with the NES Classic. The console will arrive in stores September 29 for $80 with two controllers rather than the one the NES Classic came with.

Nintendo released the original SNES in Japan in 1990 with the North American release in 1991. It would go on and sell over 49 million units worldwide until the end of its initial production in 2003. It would also mark the beginning of the end of Nintendo’s dominance in the home console market over Sega after spurning Sony in their attempt at collaboration with the CD-based Playstation. Sony would not look back releasing their console independently in 1994.

Will you be getting one?

Sci-fi and technology geek since the NES days, Tom loves everything from the cult classics, the contemporary hits to the beast with two backs that is Disney and Marvel. His life's mission is to be the ultimate nerd savant sitting on the iron throne as CEO of Skynet while masquerading as a vigilante at night wearing hockey pads.