Mini-SNES Officially Launches in September and Includes a Star Fox Surprise

Mini-SNES Officially Launches in September and Includes a Star Fox Surprise

As many expected/hoped after the launch of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has formally revealed the Super NES Classic Edition will be arriving this September with 21 iconic games from the console's past, including the fabled Star Fox 2, which never saw release...Come inside to learn more! 

I wanted to be cynical about the Super NES Classic.  We knew it was coming after the success of the Mini-NES (NES Classic), but considering how that launch was plagued with shortages and were hard to get your hands on, it was super frustrating for fans.  Not to mention the amount of games being included were going to be limited, with no chance to add to it.  Like I said, I was prepared to be cynical about this and not care...but now I need one.  

Nintendo formally revealed the console this morning, announcing it'll be coming with 21 games.  While the amount seems low, it's a STACKED list of games, including a special treat for fans: Star Fox 2.  The infamous game never launched, despite being completed, and was instead reworked as an N64 title.  Now, fans of the series can FINALLY PLAY IT!  That alone may make the purchase worthwhile.  

The SNES Classic arrives on September 29th and will, thankfully, include two controllers.  Check out the press release below for the full line-up of games:

SNES Classic Offiical

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – classics such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO.

On Sept. 29, this beloved console is coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has the same look and feel of the original system – only smaller – and comes pre-loaded with 21 incredible 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™

All of these games would be considered classics by anyone’s standards, and some of them in particular – Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete. Even for super fans who have played all of these games multiple times, the inclusion of the never-before-released Star Fox 2 game will offer them something entirely new to enjoy – if they can unlock it by proving their skills in the original Star Fox game. (Well, they only have to complete the first level – we didn’t want to make it too hard!)

Included with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition are one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, perfect for playing multiplayer games. Having two controllers will make it easy for two players to dive into multiplayer action right away. Some of the games with multiplayer options include Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Contra III: The Alien Wars and Secret of Mana.

Will you be trying to get your hands on the SNES Classic?