Today Nintendo confirmed the long awaited SNES Classic that all were expecting and revealing all of the preinstalled games as well as the launch date and price. The predecessor to this was the NES Mini which, to date, is really hard to get for a reasonable price since it was sold out from the beginning and is no longer being produced. I sure hope that this will change with the SNES Mini but we will see.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 26, 2017
Besides this American looking version of the SNES there will also be a European Designed Version. So if you like collecting you’ll have to buy two retro consoles. I personally prefer the colorful look of the European version but the American version also has its charme.
Together with this release comes something big for Star Fox Fans. This SNES Mini will come with Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox for SNES, which was never released anywhere. You will have to unlock it by playing the original Star Fox. Since the Devs are nice, they only make you play the first level of Star Fox though to unlock Star Fox 2. Just like the NES Mini this will offer an HDMI out so that it can easily be connected to modern TVs or Monitors.
The SNES Mini comes preloaded with the following games:
- 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 SNES Mini will ship with one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers at a retail price for 79.99$. Better make sure to stay awake on the release date to buy it directly once it’s available since if it’s gonna be like the NES Mini, it will be sold out in Minutes and you’ll hardly get one or have to buy a totally overpriced one on Ebay or other auction sites.
I really like the idea of these Mini Consoles and I’m curious how long it will take for the community to modify the Firmware on the SNES Mini to play more than just the included games just like with the NES Mini.