Once again, the rumours were correct, as Nintendo was indeed working on a Super NES Classic retro console behind closed doors. One that, when it was officially announced earlier today, made shockwaves with its list of twenty-one included games.
Having the success of the tough-to-find and widely scalped NES Classic to thank for its existence, the Super NES Classic is set to become a hot commodity itself. After all, not only will it include many of the Super Nintendo’s best and most revered games, but it will also house a playable version of Star Fox 2, which was never released before.
The system’s full list of playable titles is something to marvel at. See it below:
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Donkey Kong Country
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Star Fox 2
Kirby Superstar (8 Games in One)
Kirby’s Dream Course
Super Punch Out!!
Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts
The Secret of Mana
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Final Fantasy III
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Mega Man X
Super Castlevania IV
Needless to say, this thing is poised to be one Hell of a nostalgia box, which those of us who grew up with the Super Nintendo are sure to be enthralled by. There are so many good games to be found in the above list that it’s hard to single out just one. Furthermore, not one of those twenty-one titles is a dud, or anything less than a noteworthy release.
The Super NES Classic will be released on September 29th, and will retail for $80 USD. At this point in time, the system’s Canadian dollar equivalent has yet to be confirmed, though we should hear something soon. One thing we can hang our hats on, though, is that Nintendo plans to manufacture “significantly more” of these than it did with the NES Classic.