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Nintendo announced on June 26th, that they are in fact releasing the big brother to the NES Classic Edition, the Super NES Classic Edition. On September 29th, gamers who grew up with the iconic game system can relive the glory days of 16-bit gaming. If they can find it.
We all know the supply issues that plagued the release of the NES Classic Edition. Hopefully, Nintendo has learned from their past mistakes and there will be enough units shipped for everyone who wants to game like a kid again be able to do just that. If not, be willing to spend the same, if not more money than it would cost to purchase one of the new generation consoles from Microsoft or Sony.
Now that we got all that out-of-the-way (since we know that is exactly what everyone is thinking anyway) let’s get to what the Super NES Classic Edition is all about, getting a piece of that sweet retro gaming pie.
Nintendo’s picks for games, in my opinion, are excellent. There is a little something for everyone and almost all of Nintendo’s popular gaming characters make an appearance on the SNES Classic. Here is a list of games to be included on the pint-sized console:
- 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 (never before released)
- 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™
We have some Mario, Donkey Kong, some Street Fighter, and even an unreleased Star Fox game. Overall, very popular picks of some of the best SNES games that were ever made.
What I find really cool about this release are the two controllers that come in the box. Some of the included games are multiplayer such as Super Mario Kart. If you are lucky enough to find the SNES Classic, you may not be lucky enough to score another controller as well so it will be very cool to be able to kick your friends tail in some racing action right out of the box. Also, as with the NES Classic, you will be able to hook up with HDMI. Who is not going to die at least once in Super Metroid just to see Samus’ suit blow off of her body? All in all, I believe the release of the SNES Classic will be super, if you can find it.
The SNES Classic Edition will be available September 29th, 2017 (hopefully) and have an MSRP of $79.99.