“There was no arguing with a man’s faith in the legends of his childhood.”
Out of all of the publishers and developers that have ever made an impact on the video game industry, there’s no one quite like Nintendo. No one ever gets as many second chances.
After the debacle that was the lack of availability of the NES Classic Edition, which effectively turned it into the Holy Grail of retail stores last Christmas, Nintendo rebounded today with yet another announcement that has a lot of people forgetting their past mistakes, excited for their product all over again. Can nothing bring them down? That product is none other than the SNES Classic Edition. Yes, we’re talking about the greatest console of all time returning to store shelves, hopefully, everywhere. I only hope that Nintendo has learned something and that they produce twice as many units as they did before to meet the obvious oncoming demand.
The SNES Classic Edition will feature 21 games (compared to the NES Classic’s 30), include two controllers and the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. It’s set to arrive September 29th and will cost $80 (or $800 if you can’t find one and have to pay a heartless gouger). Now that we know the NES Classic was a temporary product, and the SNES may only last till the end of 2017, I’m taking no chances with the 16bit mini and I’m getting it as soon as pre-orders are available. Every crossable member on my body is being crossed for luck up till September. No way I can pass on this, even after being burned by the NES Classic.
Here is a list of the games set to appear on the SNES Classic. There are quite a few 10’s, but more importantly, several of the titles I guessed would make it to the mini system are actually slated to appear!
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III (VI)
- 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
How does this news strike you? Are you fed up with Nintendo’s business practices or do they have you in their pocket all over again? What are some games you wish had made the cut? I just wish Chrono Trigger could see the light of day again.
-The Well-Red Mage