The console was released on November 11th, 2016 and it was abundantly clear that Nintendo had massively underestimated the demand for an all-inclusive version of their first home console.
Scalping and massive price markups by resellers caused major issues for buyers who sometimes paid up to £450 for a console.
The SNES Classic is expected to have a similar if not more extreme demand. With an assortment of retro games from the SNES library, there are many games getting a second chance in the spotlight, along with others that have stood the test of time and still hold up as some of Nintendo’s finest games.
Let’s take a look at what we know.
Set for release on September 29th, 2017 for between £60-£80, the SNES Classic will be available from most online retailers. Much like the NES Classic, Japan will have a Famicom version known as the Super Famicom Classic the following week on Oct 5th
Where can I buy one?
The console is available from The Official Nintendo Store for £69.99 – although pre-order stock is currently sold out. The same can be said for GAME & Amazon UK who are also sold out, you can subscribe to a mailing list when the SNES Classic comes back into stock.
What games are included?
A fairly small list in all honesty – Included in the library are several well-known titles, as well as a few people may not have expected.
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI in Japan)
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Kirby Super Star
- 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!
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Yoshi’s Island
Firmware and Hardware?
The SNES Classic features HDMI output and a home menu where you can access all the games. Much like the NES Classic, the Super Nintendo mini-console will give players access to all the games from the menu, where they can jump around between each game. Each game allows for four different save slots, allowing you to save your game on the internal system. Though unlike the NES Classic, the SNES will be a bit more comfortable to play this time around, featuring longer control cables at around 5 feet.
The UI will also feature a number of tweaks and customisation options for players, such as a set of custom borders you can apply to the 4:3 games, CRT filters, and also a rewind option which allows you to as rollback a game when you mess up and try again.
I can foresee a Jingle All the Way style melee for these come Christmas, Will you be wrestling a postman for the last one on the shelves? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to spread the #PoweredOn revolution using our share buttons at the bottom of this article.