Super NES Classic Edition announced, comes with Star Fox 2

Well this isn’t a surprise at all. After discontinuing the NES Classic Edition in April and hinting at a possible successor a few days after, Nintendo is bringing back the Super NES in a pocket format called Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Launched in 1991 in North America and 1992 in Europe, the SNES is one of the all time favourite retro consoles ever thanks to a massive catalogue of classic games, like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid or F-ZERO. And now, the Super NES Classic Edition is bringing them all back!

Packed with 21 preinstalled games, the Super NES Classic Edition will launch this September 29th for the price of $79.99. The European price isn’t fixed for the moment but release date is confirmed. It will have the same features as its predecessor: a shrunken design compared to the original, an HDMI output to be played on high-def TVs, two classic SNES gamepads, and added multiplayer functionalities for some games.

Super NES Classic Edition Package

Oh and for the first time EVER, the console comes with Star Fox 2… yeah you read right, Star Fox 2!!! Created back at the time as a direct sequel to the original Star Fox (Starwing in Europe), this game simply never made it to the shelves. Argonaut Games and Nintendo developed the game but, to make it short, it got cancelled for legal reasons. A ‘leaked’ prototype ROM appeared online over the years but was never intended to be played as a full game.

So, what are the 20 games in addition to Star Fox 2? Here’s the full list, and it’s all just pure goodness:

  • 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

We don’t doubt that the Super NES Classic Edition will sell just as much as the NES version, even though it comes short of 9 games compared to this previous one. All in all, more games will come along the way whether it is from official or non official sources. The only questions remaining are the price in Europe and the supposed compatibility with Switch Joy-Con & Pro Controllers.


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