SNES Classic edition announced – To be released on the 29th of September in Europe/US
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
- 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
- Super Metroid
These are games only available on PAL and NA microconsoles:
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV
- Super Punch-Out!!
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 Soccer
- 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.
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?
Nintendo page on the microconsole: http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic
Wikipedia page for easy to read information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_NES_Classic_Edition
Images courtesy of Nintendo