In an announcement that has been rumoured for a while now, Nintendo this morning finally formally announced the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the system of yore affectionately known as the SNES.
The mini SNES will ship with 21 games, including the never before released Star Fox 2 as well as favourites such as Donkey Kong Country, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Mario World and Super Mario Kart. The full list of games can be found below:
- 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™
All of these games would be considered classics by anyone’s standards, and some of them in particular – Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete. Even for super fans that have played all of these games multiple times, the inclusion of the never-before-released Star Fox 2 will offer them something entirely new to enjoy (players must prove their skill by completing the first level of the original Star Fox before Star Fox 2 is unlocked to play).
Nintendo also announced that the mini SNES will launch on September 30, 2017 for $119.95 AUD. EB Games and JB Hi-Fi currently have pre-orders open with EB requiring a minimum deposit of $30 and JB requring the full amount. Both have a limit of 1 unit per person.
Included with the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System are one HDMI cable, one USB power cable, and two wired Nintendo Classic Mini: Super NES Controllers. Note that an AC adapter for the USB cable is required to play the system but is not included in the packaging.