What put a smile on our faces today? Nintendo announcing that the Nintendo Classic Mini SNES is on its way, thats what!
On September 29th the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, returns in a new petite form as the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Launched in Europe in 1992, the SNES 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™.
The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES contains 21 classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable.
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 (originally titled Starwing upon release in Europe) game that was created during the Super NES era but never released…anywhere!
The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES has the same look and feel of the original system – only smaller – and comes pre-loaded with 21 games:
Contra III The Alien Wars
Originally released in Europe as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels
Donkey Kong Country
FINAL FANTASY® III
Originally released in Japan as FINAL FANTASY® VI
Kirby Super Star
Originally released in Europe as Kirby’s Fun Pak
Kirby’s Dream Course
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man™ X
SECRET of MANA®
Originally released in Europe as Starwing
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 Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Please note: all games included in the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System are the original US 60 Hz releases.
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 will offer them something entirely new to enjoy (players must prove their skill by completing the first level of the original Star Fox before Star Fox 2 is unlocked to play).
Included with the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System are one HDMI cable, one USB power cable* and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, perfect for 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®.
Step back into the ’90s and re-experience a timeless classic when Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System launches on September 29th. As usual, keep your eyes peeled to Yuppie Gadgets to get your hands on one of these here in South Africa!