Scalpers everywhere cried tears of joy this afternoon, knowing that their children’s education, weddings and their beloved retirement cruises would all be paid for – the SNES Classic Edition Mini is happening!
The miniature recreation of Nintendo’s second dedicated video game console will contain 20 + 1 classic games from the system (yes, there’s a reason for the “+1”), including Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country and for the very first time anywhere in the world, Star Fox 2! (I told you there was a reason for the “+1”!). The full list of games, is as follows:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III (Editor Note: Final Fantasy VI. Don’t ask – the ’90s were weird)
- 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 Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
In addition, whereas last year’s NES Classic Edition only included a single controller, the SNES will allow you to play multiplayer games like Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting with two players straight from the box, with an additional controller! Other contents in the box will include the system itself (hopefully!), a USB power cable and an HDMI cable.
The SNES Classic Edition Mini launches in North America and in Europe on 29 September 2017.