We’ve been here before. Last year around this time Nintendo officially announced the NES Classic Edition and all retro gaming enthusiasts threw their hands to the sky. The problem: it was nearly impossible to get. The best way to buy an NES Classic Edition — at launch in November and then throughout the holiday season — was to go on eBay and spend three or four times its $60 price. Then, in April 2017, Nintendo told everybody it was discontinuing the NES Classic. What a letdown.
Today, Nintendo released new information about the upcoming Super Nintendo Classic Edition console, or simply the SNES Classic. It will cost $80 and will officially launch on September 29. It will also come preloaded with 21 games, including Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and an unreleased sequel to the original Star Fox. Like the NES Classic, the SNES Classic will enable you to play your favorite classic SNES games on your current HD TV.
The news is exciting, for sure. However, if we’ve learned anything from the NES Classic — and now the Switch — it’s Nintendo’s affinity for not actually making enough consoles. Expect the SNES Classic to be nearly impossible to buy, unless you’re prepared to wait hours in line at Nintendo Store or pay a hefty price on eBay. That said, we’ll probably be doing one of those. Yoshi’s Island is amazing.
The Full List of 21 Preloaded SNES Games:
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Mario World
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