As reported by Jason Schreier of Kotaku, Nintendo is releasing the SNES Classic on September 29 of this year. It will come with 21 games – most of which I didn’t get to play as a kid – two controllers, an HDMI cable, and will cost $80.
We will get one previously unreleased game: Star Fox 2. You will have to beat the first level of Star Fox to unlock it, but if it’s as good as the first, those few minutes of gameplay will be totally worth it, and it will be a whole new experience for everyone.
I can only hope beyond hope that they make enough for demand and aren’t as small-minded about this as they were about the NES Classic, which I believe sold all of its run at around 200,000 units but I’m not sure on the exact number.
Some of the games that will come with this are can’t miss classics that a whole new generation can enjoy, like Super Mario World, Earthbound, Donkey King Country, and Final Fantasy III.
I cannot express how excited I am for this, as a lot of these titles I missed as a kid because I didn’t have anyone else telling me what games I should be playing, so I mostly stuck with sports games.
Here’s a complete list of the rest of the titles that will be on the all-in-one console:
- 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