While Wololo is more of a hacking site, it’s a tad hard to pass on the announcement of this microconsole. The SNES classic edition is the successor of the NES Classic edition that disappeared from stores pretty quickly due to Nintendo not producing many and high demand.
What’s the SNES classic edition?
As you may have already assumed, it’s a smaller replica of the iconic SNES console released back in 1991 in the US and 1992 in Europe. Like the NES Classic edition, this replica has a limited range of games built-in and probably, there will be no way to add more till it’s hacked that is. The list of games are on all consoles:
Contra III: Alien Wars
Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy III
Kirby Super Star
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox 2 (which had been cancelled very late in the development stage)
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of Seven Stars
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
These are games only available on PAL and NA microconsoles:
Kirby’s Dream Course
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania IV
These are games that are only available to the Japanese Super Famicon microconsoles:
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Panel de Pon
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
The games are from almost all of the SNES era and are mostly from Nintendo, Square, Capcom and Konami.
What features does it have? How much does it cost?
The microconsole is designed to look identically to the SNES and is slated to cost $79.99 in the US, £69.99 in the UK and €79.99 in the EU. The system connects to your television via HDMI and it comes with two wired controllers. Like the NES classic, it will PROBABLY have an ARM chip with specs that are not stellar and an easy to use interface.
SNES clasic wired controller
Make sure you place your pre-order with your preferred retailer such as GameStop to get one on your hands! While Nintendo has announced that the SNES Classic edition is slated to ship more units, there may still be availability issues.
What’s your take on the games? Did you want to see something different (I’d have loved to see Chrono Trigger as it’s an awesome RPG)? Will you be getting one or do you have another system for emulation?
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