Nintendo is following up their hugely-successful, now-cancelled micro console NES Classic Edition with the most logical successor, the company announced today. After being rumored for some time, the big N has confirmed that they will indeed be producing an SNES Classic Edition. Launching in September, at an MSRP of $80 (more expensive than the NES, which retailed for $60), it’ll include a bevy of true classics from the company’s legendary 16-bit console. Here’s a list of the games it’ll feature:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Starfox 2
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV
- Super Ghouls & Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Yoshi’s Island (Super Mario World 2)
This list is basically perfect; the only thing I might swap out is trading Kirby’s Dream Course for the excellent Donkey Kong Country 2 which is criminally missing. Of course, the Super Nintendo had so many great games, it’s almost impossible to build a complete list that features everyone’s favorites. This will also mark the first time you can legally acquire the finished-but-unreleased Starfox 2, a game once lost to the annals of Nintendo history.
The only thing that remains to be seen is if the company will be able to produce enough systems to keep up with what will likely be an insatiable demand. Because I still can’t buy an NES Classic for under $200 after the last fiasco.