Retro gamers rejoice. News has just dropped that 90s fun box the Nintendo SNES is getting the mini treatment like its predecessor the NES Classic last year. This version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (to give it its posh name) comes with 21 pre-installed games, two controllers for beat-em up and racing action and a HDMI slot so we can play on our flatscreens rather than having to dig out a heavyweight old-school telly.
Nintendo is releasing the classic in the consoles two alternative forms. North American stores will stock the pointier grey and purple machine while Japanese and Europeans will get the original light grey design, so good news there.
Here are the games that come built into the 16-bit classic:
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™ 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™
We’re super excited about playing Super Mario World™ again and throwing some fireballs at friends with Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, not to mention relaunching the old Super Mario Kart™ rivalries of our youth, but some of the other titles leave us a little bit bit cold, Kirby anyone. Hopefully International Superstar Soccer might be available on a different version. One interesting inclusion is Star Fox™ 2, an unreleased sequel to the classic fight in flight title, that was due to come out in 1995, this will have fans of the original licking their lips.
The SNES is scheduled for release September 29th. Currently there’s only a US price of $79. Given that we can expect the console to come in at around £60-£70 in the UK.
Pre-orders are open on Amazon HERE But it’s currently unavailable and you can register your email address for notification when this sweet stock arrives. Nintendo were pretty mean with the number of NESs available last year, hopefully they’ve built a few more of these bad boys so we can get our 9os game on again.