I Want That: Super Nintendo Classic Edition loaded with 21 awesome games

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Last year saw the release of the NES Classic, a miniature replica of the Nintendo Entertainment System which came loaded with thirty classic games. It was an adorably bite-sized dose of gaming nostalgia which gave customers the chance to relive some of those Nintendo memories. Unfortunately, it also sold out faster than diamond-studded hotcakes, with Nintendo either not anticipating just how successful it would be or using the limited supply to create an increased demand for the product. It was rumoured that Nintendo would be following the release of the NES Classic with a similar system based around the Super Nintendo, and yesterday, Nintendo announced that very system.

Like the NES Classic, the Super Nintendo Classic is a miniature version of the early 90's console and comes with two controllers and twenty-one games. Here's what you can look forward to spending far too much of your time playing.

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO
  • 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

The Super Nintendo Classic will be released on September 29, 2017 and will retail for $79.99. Unlike the NES Classic, Nintendo has said that they plan on producing "significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition," but that at this time, they're only planning to ship until the end of 2017. So, although it seems like there will be more SNES Classic's on the market, if you want one, you should probably act fast. Another common criticism of the NES Classic was the awkwardly short length of the controller cables, but the cables for the SNES Classic will reportedly be five feet long, two feet longer than the controller cables for the NES Classic. Thank heavens. Although there are many other options when it comes to playing classic Nintendo games, it's hard to deny the appeal of a mini SNES you can fit in the palm of your hand, assuming you can actually get one.

What do you folks think, will you be spending your hard-earned bucks to bring a SNES Classic into your living room?

Source: Nintendo, Kotaku

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