Nintendo’s New Mini!
Nintendo has revealed details for the SNES Classic. The console is officially named the Super NES Classic Edition — a shortened version of the console’s name from 1991 when it was released as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Unlike the original SNES console, the Classic Edition won’t play cartridges. But just like last year’s NES Mini Classic, the new mini console will feature 21 titles all in one video game console.
The full list of games included are as follows:
- 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
Perhaps the most amazing thing about this is the inclusion of Star Fox 2. Star Fox 2 was never released to the public due to the impending release of the Nintendo 64 and the desire to use the most advanced system available for a new Star Fox game. Its inclusion in the SNES Classic Edition is shocking.
In addition to the 21 games, the console will include two (wired) controllers and an HDMI cable.
Demand and Scalping Issues
With the announcement early this morning, fans are already wondering if Nintendo can meet demands for the SNES Classic after another throwback release, the NES Classic Edition, was virtually sold out everywhere. With the extremely high demand, it prompted internet scalpers to buy as many as they could so they could resell them with extreme price markups. In the US, prices are going between $200 and $500, compared to its launch price of $59.99. Nintendo discontinued the Mini-NES in April after 5 months of production, selling a total of 2.3 million consoles.
The Super NES Classic Edition will be out September 29.