On one hand, Nintendo is trying its best to snag a bigger piece of the video game console pie from the two giants and on the other, it has been rebooting its classic video game console in miniature proportion to please nostalgic gamers and it must been something of a success because it this other Japanese video game console maker has announced yet another, this time it is the Super Nintendo getting the miniature treatment. Called the Super Nintendo Classic Edition, this rebooted retro video game console will come with 21 classic 16-bit titles, including never before released Star Fox 2, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Note have to be taken that this is a tiny reboot of the original and being this small (almost palm-size, if you have really big hands like me), it obviously has no functional cartridge bay and therefore, you’d be missing the fond cartridge blowing ritual because all the games will be pre-loaded onto the machine itself. But hey, that shouldn’t be a biggie. After all, it is the wholesome goodness of 16-bit graphics and gameplay that matters, right? Like the Japan-exclusive Mini NES Classic (and unlike the NES Classic Edition), it will come supplied with two wired controllers and it will be hitting the shelves on September 29, priced at $79.99. That’s for the U.S. edition.
Wait, what? There’s other versions? Yup. There’s at least one other version destined for the EU markets. This EU markets edition will sport the iconic Japanese Super Famicom, supporting a slight curvier enclosure and colored buttons and colorful branding to boot. But the difference pretty much ends there. The rest of the offers, including games and the release date, are identical to that of the U.S. variety. Pricing for the EU version is not known either, at least, not to us. If you have information regarding this, perhaps you will be kind enough to drop a note in the comment section below?
Speaking pricing, it is obvious that the SNES Classic Edition is a tad pricey even it does come with an extra controller as compare to the previous release which was $60, or $70, if you add an additional controller. But that’s the MSRP, btw. In any case, retro video gaming fans, take note. I think it will be worth the price. Complete game listing after the break.
Here’s the complete list of games included in the deal:
• 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