This is what you’ve been waiting for, even if you didn’t know it. Nintendo are following up their insanely popular NES Classic with the Super Nintendo Classic – a revamped, miniaturised version of the SNES which will almost certainly sell out in less than two seconds.
And unlike the NES Classic, which admittedly had a couple of stinkers on its lineup to fluff it out, everything on the SNES Classic is a bona fide classic. It also includes the previously unreleased Star Fox 2, the quality of which I cannot assess – but it’s a nice little bonus anyway.
Here’s the full list of games loaded onto the device:
- Contra 3: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy 3
- 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 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania 4
- 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
The device has been rumoured for a little while, with gamers wondering whether Nintendo is ready to commit to it, unlike the NES Classic, for which demand far outstripped Nintendo’s planned run of the console.
Nintendo themselves acknowledged the supply issue, but they’re still being a lil’ bit coy about exactly how long they plan to produce these things for:
We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.
No Aussie pricing has been confirmed as yet, but it’s 80 bucks in the US. Assuming they keep it reasonably level, you’re looking at over a smooth hundo here. Ditto for launch date – but it’s dropping in the US on September 29.
It comes with two controllers, so you and your mate can finally prove which of you is actually better at F-ZERO (the answer is neither. Nobody is good at that game.)