After thinking last year that there’ll be plenty of NES Classic consoles available and I could take my time on purchasing one, I was proven to be tragically wrong when it turned out that Nintendo only made enough in the world to fill the back seat of a small car.
It seems that we may be seeing history repeat itself with the announcement of a SNES version coming later in the year. Though Nintendo has assured there’ll be more units available than its predecessor that might only mean we’ll be waiting a few extra weeks before seeing them sell for five times as much on eBay.
There’s 21 games included in the package, which are:
- Contra 3: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy 3
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox (originally released as Starwing in Australia)
- Star Fox 2
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania 4
- 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
The package includes two controllers, an HDMI cable and a USB power cable. If you’re going to include Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter 2 Turbo in the library, it’d really suck to need to buy a second controller so Nintendo did good on that front.
The lack of power adapter is not too much of a big deal. Many TVs now have USB connections which it might be able to draw power from otherwise it’s likely any existing wall plug you have will work. For Nintendo it also saves them on manufacturing multiple packages to cater for the different power standards, but they will also be sold separately.
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System will be available from September 30. Pre-orders are now available here in Australia with most retailers adopting a strict 1 per customer limit.
Am I going to try harder to get one this time around? Not sure yet but SNES was one hell of a great pixel pusher that gave many of these titles a step up in quality over the NES and that could make it attractive to an even larger audience.
What do you think? Could it be your next gift purchase? Feel free to comment below.