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Nintendo will release the SNES Classic this fall…

by on June 26, 2017

As rumored, as predicted, as usually, Nintendo follows form and announces the SNES Classic will be released this September. Much like the NES Classic, the SNES will be a scaled down version of the larger console, complete with HDMI, for high-definition gameplay on modern TVs. The only difference this time, which can be good or bad, depending on how you look it, is that the SNES Classic is more expensive and comes with fewer games.

The SNES Classic is set to ship with just 21 games, for $79.99, that’s $20 more than the NES Classic with 9 fewer games. I’m not sure if Nintendo thinks they lost money with the NES Classic or that the SNES games should cost more or perhaps that licensing games has cost more, seeing how the SNES Classic will ship with Street Fighter II.


I’m not going to lie, there are some awesome games on the SNES Classic, more than I would have played on the NES Classic, so, that’s a good thing, I guess. Here’s the full list of games:

  • 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

Now the question is, will Nintendo be able to make enough? Seeing how they have announced the console this early, perhaps we’ll have pre-orders from retail stores so they can gage interest and place enough orders to fulfill demand. Considering that the SNES is widely considered as the best OG Nintendo console, we hope that they can live up to the expectation and not leave so many people in the cold, me in particular, like with the NES Classic.