SNES Classic Edition Announced

Nintendo has pulled back the curtain on its long rumored Super NES Classic Edition console!  Launching this September, The SNES Classic is shipping with 2 controllers and 21 games in total, including a surprise release of STAR FOX 2, which never saw release on the actual SNES hardware. 

Included 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

While I am disappointed by the smaller amount of games included with the SNES Classic compared to the NES Classic, the included library has a whole lot more quality games that I think people want.  I do scratch my head at the lack of some of the higher profile SNES games, like CHRONO TRIGGER or PILOTWINGS.  Regardless, the SNES Classic is going to be a bargain at the asking price of $80, especially when compared to the cost of finding each game on its own with a real SNES.  As long as we are actually able to find them in stores this time…

Also check out my Retro Reviews on a few games included with the SNES Classic by clicking on the above links.

Source: Nintendo