Last year Nintendo released a mini version of the NES console, and this year they’re following it up with a mini version of the SNES. Called the SNES Classic, the console comes pre-loaded with lots of great titles that even includes the never-released Star Fox 2.
While the NES Classic came pre-loaded with 30 titles, the SNES Classic comes pre-loaded with just 21. However, the lineup is definitely stellar, and you can see the full list of games for yourself below:
- Contra 3: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy 3
- 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
Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Doug Bowser, said “The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99.”
Bowser goes on to say “And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released…anywhere!”
Interestingly enough, you won’t be able to start playing Star Fox 2 as soon as you boot up the console. It actually requires you to complete the first level of the original Star Fox, and then the entirety of Star Fox 2 will become available. I guess they want to make sure you’re up to speed.
As for when you can expect to grab this console, the SNES Classic will launch on September 29th. If you’re interested in getting it then you definitely want to make sure you get your orders in early, because the stock for the NES Classic was very limited and there were shortages constantly.