The Super NES Classic Edition has been announced by Nintendo today, coming off the discontinuation of their NES Classic Edition.
Unlike the NES Classic before it, the SNES Classic Edition will launch with just 21 games but arguably features the much stronger lineup. We speculated a while back at what the potential list of games for the SNES Classic Edition would be, but now we have the official list. As it turns out, our list wasn’t that far off.
The list of games are as follows:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars™
- Donkey Kong Country™
- Final Fantasy III
- 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™
The lineup boasts many classics that are widely considered to be some of the best games of all time, such as Super Metroid, EarthBound, Super Mario World and many others. The game even features Star Fox 2, which has never been released anywhere in the world. The game is a sequel to the original Star Fox, which is included with this bundle, and was developed but never saw a release for whatever reason.
The console will come with an HDMI cord, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers. The Super NES Classic Edition features many multiplayer titles such as Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II, so an additional controller will come in handy.
Unfortunately, we aren’t getting the full Donkey Kong Country trilogy but instead only get treated with the first game in the series. To make up for it, we get arguably some of the best platformers of all time with Super Mario World and and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island.
The Super NES Classic Edition launches September 29 for $79.99.