Nintendo recently announced the Super NES Classic and it’s set to release September 27th, 2017 for$79.99 US (or about $102 CAD).
The SNES Classic is a 16-bit follow up to the now non-existent NES Classic (which I’m bitter about not having) and features 21 games including notables such as Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Megaman X and Earthbound.
Here’s the full list of games for the Super NES Classic:
- 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
In the most surprising of news, Nintendo also featured the never before released Starfox 2, a game that’s been in the making for two decades. And gamers weren’t the only ones excited about it. Important members of the Starfox 2 development team were seen celebrating the release of their game stating ““It’s going to be surreal playing it,” because “it’s so long ago that it will feel so fresh.”
Even with the amazing lineup, it’s difficult for me to get too excited. I waited around for the NES Classic thinking demand would finally die down and I’d get my chance to buy one, only to have been discontinued. Now while following the demand for the SNES Classic, it’s hard to imagine a lot of people who aren’t being hardcore about it to be afforded the opportunity to have one.
Matt Ferguson from Scholarly Gamers made a good argument. I recently met up with Matt and we found ourselves in a discussion of the benefits of owning both the NES Classic and SNES Classic. I made the point of how easy it is to get most of these titles on an emulator. His argument was that you weren’t just owning these old games again but you were buying a piece of gaming history. That pulled at the heart strings a bit.
The game I’m most pumped to play? Earthbound! I’ve never had the chance to play Earthbound and all I know about the game is Ness from Super Smash Brothers. What game are you most pumped to play? Comment below!
Now let’s just wait and see if Amazon will ever have some in stock again.
*Aggressively smashes CTRL + F5 on the keyboard*