We all knew this was going to happen. The SNES Classic Mini was always going to be released but we didn’t know when it would come or what games would come installed. That all changed as Nintendo gave us the details on the inevitable SNES Classic Mini (or Super Famicom Classic Mini, for our Japanese friends).

Takeaways:

  • The SNES Mini will have 21 games installed on it (see the list at the bottom of article) and will include the never released Starfox 2
  • For some reason, the EU edition will not contain a plug adapter for the USB-powered console. This is probably due to the many different plug types that exist within Europe but it’s annoying all the same
  • The mini-console will come with two controllers. The cables on these controllers will be 5 foot long – fixing one of the biggest problems with the NES Mini
  • Americans will have to make do with their awful looking purple/grey monstrosities whilst everyone else gets awesome looking rainbow coloured controllers. The way Nintendo intended
  • The Japanese edition has slightly different games, with 5 changes being made. The biggest thing we’re missing out on is Fire Emblem – as far as I’m concerned
  • There are more than 2 consoles being made, so people might be able to buy this thing in shops instead of getting scalped on eBay
Oh America. I weep for thee…

Who’s excited for this? I kind of am. The SNES was always my favourite console, probably because it had some great games and also because it came out in a time in my life where I literally had nothing else to do except play video games and complain about homework.

Here’s the list of 21 games I promised you earlier:

Games

  • Contra III The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III (AKA Final Fantasy IV – because Japan)
  • 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 (AKA Starwing for us Euro peeps)
  • Star Fox 2 (Never released – must complete level 1 of Star Fox to unlock)
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (…alpha omega tournament ultimate edition x Tekken)
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!!
The Japanese box art is infinitely cooler than the other offerings.

The SNES Class Mini will launch in September for $80 which is roughly £63. No official European pricing has been revealed.

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