Nintendo SNES Classic on It’s Way!

Nintendo SNES Classic on It’s Way!

June 28, 2017 08:02 EST • Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé • 2 minute read

After the immense success that was the Nintendo NES Classic , Nintendo officially announced the SNES Classic Edition ! This time again we have a compact HDMI console with a bunch of pre-installed games but Nintendo learned its lesson on some of the finer details this time around!

The SNES Classic Edition Box

The SNES Classic is a two player console that looks identical to the 90s console but much smaller. Nintendo included two controllers in the box this time so no more hunting for third-party to fill the gap. Also, it appears the controller cord are living room size and not a scaled down version like they were on the NES Classic. There will be a total of 20+1 games, 20 will be unlocked from the start but you will need to either beat or succeed at a Star Fox challenge to unlock the never released before Star Fox 2!

Here’s the full list of games:

  • 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

The console will debut on September 29th for 80$. link

On a more technical side I’m pretty happy to see Nintendo go though the extra work to emulate the SuperFX chip for Star Fox and also the DSP chip in Mega Man X. For someone that has been following the emulation scene for more that 20 years, and hoping for a SNES Classic since, this is great news and perhaps mean a “perfect” emulator written by Nintendo? I can wait to side load roms on that little machine!