Nintendo just announced the SNES Classic Edition/Mini

Here’s the U.S. version of the system
And the much prettier European edition

For $79.99/£79.99 you get the system plus two wired controllers and 21 of the very best Super Nintendo games (including the hitherto unreleased Star Fox 2).

The selection of games is definitely stellar:

  • 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
It’s even cooler when you see them all in picture form

But I really do wish there was at least 30 titles again this time around, and ideally a few more would have actually been great, particularly since the price is nearly double that of the NES Classic Edition/Mini.

You can learn more about the system here.

2 thoughts on “Nintendo just announced the SNES Classic Edition/Mini”

  1. Wasn’t the NES Classic mini £59.99 or £49.99, not quite double the price but the extra controller would add a little to the cost, it’s actually not that bad.

    1. Yeah, it’s not quite double the price, and you do get an extra controller. But, you still don’t get an included power adapter, and you’re basically getting 33% less games this time around for 33% higher the cost. Even with the extra controller the price has gone up a fair amount.

      Some people try to say “but licensing fees . . .” but the truth is that the NES Classic Edition/Mini actually had around double the number of publisher’s games on it than the SNES Classic Edition/Mini, and more third party games in total in its included selection of titles, so technically it should have cost Nintendo less this time around for licensing fees than on the NES Classic Edition/Mini.

      However I come at it, I think it would have been fairer on consumers to have the same 30 number of games with the SNES Classic Edition/Mini, particularly since the price has went up quite a bit.

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