Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic, or more commonly known as SNES Classic, was announced by Nintendo and it will be coming out on September 29 this year. The console will include 21 games featuring the unreleased Star Fox 2, for the price of $80.
According to a press release: “Even for super fans who have played all of these games multiple times, the inclusion of the never-before-released Star Fox 2 game will offer them something entirely new to enjoy – if they can unlock it by proving their skills in the original Star Fox game. (Well, they only have to complete the first level – we didn’t want to make it too hard!)”. This means Nintendo is expecting players to defeat the first level of Star Fox before they can unlock Star Fox 2 because why not.
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Since Nintendo is infamous for being short on stock whenever it releases a new console, you are probably wondering how to even get one. Seems like they learned from the Switch shortage and will be shipping more SNES Classic instead of NES. However, that will only be something they are doing this year.
Relive the good ol’ days with Zelda and Mega Man with SNES Classic
Next, let’s talk about the most important thing; the 21 games lined up for the SNES Classic. To sum it up, I’d say the line up is an excellent one, with classic titles like Final Fantasy III, Super Mario World and Donkey Kong. The rest of the classics are absolute masterpieces of their era and has aged well. Here’s the full list of 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
Also, the system will also include an HDMI cable, charging cable and two SNES Classic controller. Rather than giving us a short cable, the SNES Classic controller cable will be 5-feet long. Hence, look forward to ripping your friend’s hair out in Super Mario Kart when they send that turtle shell your way 😉
In conclusion, if you’re really hoping to get your hands on one, the best method here is to pre-order it via Amazon.
While waiting for SNES Classic to come out, you could check out Sega Forever. It’s a free service that lets you play classic Sega games on your mobile devices.