Nintendo Reveals SNES Classic Edition
Just because it's not surprising doesn't mean it's not good news; after the huge success of the NES Classic Edition last year, Nintendo is officially following up with the 16-bit version of the same idea.
The SNES Classic Edition will release on September 29 for $80, and contains 21 pre-loaded titles. One notable feature of this iteration is that the base unit comes with 2 wired controllers for multiplayer games.
You can see the full list below with tons of great games, but the most interesting inclusion is Star Fox 2 – a complete-but-unreleased sequel to the space-combat classic.
The SNES Classic Edition includes:
- 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
For more on Nintendo mini-consoles, read our review of the NES Classic Edition.
With that list of games, this is an absolute home run for Nintendo – assuming the company has patched up some of the issues from the NES Classic Edition. The first thing Nintendo needs to nail down is supply; the NES Classic Edition was very difficult to get, and it's not fair to fans to make it so hard to buy a product. Other issues – like controller cord length – were inconvenient, but are at least fixable. The fact that Nintendo is including two controllers this time shows it is at least listening.