Following their release of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System which has now been indefinitely discontinued despite the demand, Nintendo will be taking gamers back to the early 90s in September with their release of Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
This system will be a miniature recreation of the original Super Nintendo console. While you won’t be able to head out to your local retro gaming store and pick up cartridges to play on in, this system will come with 21 pre-installed games. One of the most notable inclusions in this collection is the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox (or Starwing depending on when you reside). This will be the very first time the game has been made available anywhere in the world.
The 21 pre-loaded games in this mini-console include:
- 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™
While there are some classic Nintendo games in the mix such as Super Mario Kart and Super Mario World, there are a good mix of RPGs such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Secret of Mana which, provided they are of interest, provide a lot of replayability.
Included in this bundle will be a HDMI cable, a USB power cable, and two wired Nintendo Classic Mini: Super NES Controllers. While a USB power cable is included, an AC Adapter for the USB cable is not included, and will be required for play. Nintendo will be releasing its own AC Adapter for $19.95 if you do not have one of your own.
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System will launch on September 30th 2017 with a suggested retail price of $119.95. Unfortunately, a lot of the major video game retailers are out of stock at this time…. Here’s hoping Nintendo will offer more batches of consoles post-launch, especially considering there is a title (currently) exclusively available through the unit.