SNES Classic Edition: Release Date, Price, How To Unlock Star Fox 2, And More!

It doesn’t come to any surprise at all that Nintendo would follow up their highly successful Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, otherwise known as the NES Mini, with a SNES edition. The Nintendo company announced the SNES Classic Edition through Twitter and since then, fans have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on a unit.

However, there are some questions on hand that potential buyers may have been asking lately. For instance, will the SNES carry a similar price tag of the NES Classic, what video games will be included, how long are the cords for a controller, and most importantly, how difficult will it be to find a unit out in the wild?

With the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition releasing tomorrow, September 29, 2017, here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know about the miniature plug-and-play style console. Likewise, check out our guide on how to unlock the fabled Star Fox 2.


Release Date

As it stands right now, gamers will only have to endure the summer before they are able to get their hands on a unit. The official release date for the SNES Classic Mini is September 29, 2017. With the console slated to hit store shelves in just a few short months, gamers will want to stake out what retailer will have units and potentially prepare to get at that particular retail location early.


Price Point

Unlike the NES Classic Edition which came at a price point of $59.99, the SNES Classic Edition will be priced at $79.99. Although, that’s according to retailers and not second-hand purchases which have previously cost gamers a whopping $400 per unit because of the short supply and high demand of Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition.

We’re certainly hoping that the SNES Classic Edition doesn’t see the same fate as the NES Classic Edition forcing consumers to pay an outrageously overpriced fee for a unit.


Included Contents

  • SNES Console
  • Two Wired Controllers
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter

Cable Length

One of the biggest gripes consumers had with the NES Classic Edition, outside of not finding a unit out in the wild, was the cord length of the NES Classic Edition controllers. The length of the cord was incredibly short and that’s something that Nintendo seemed to address with the SNES Classic Edition.

As mentioned, a brand new unit will come with two wired controllers and it’s stated that the cords will be five-foot in length rather than the standard three-foot cables for the NES Classic Edition controllers.


Supply

Again, as mentioned, gamers really had a tough time finding a unit out in the wild for the NES Classic Edition. These consoles were in short supply and Nintendo cut supply altogether abruptly with plenty of gamers unable to get a unit for themselves.

This resulted in gamers having to forfeit hundreds of dollars to resellers online for a unit. After a Nintendo representative spoke with Kotaku, it seems that Nintendo will be pushing out more units for the SNES Classic Edition than the NES Classic Edition.

No specific numbers were given out on just how many units will be shipped to retailers around the world, though it would hopefully be enough to allow gamers everywhere the chance to purchase a retail unit rather easily.


Video Games Included

There are some small differences in the titles listed for the SNES Classic Edition when US/UK editions are compared to the Japanese release. As such, we have listed the twenty-one titles being released for the markets down below.

US/UK Video Game Titles

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret o 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

Japanese Video Game Titles

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • F-ZERO
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
  • Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Mega Man X
  • Panel de Pon
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Super Soccer
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Design

 

The SNES Classic Edition will be designed just as a normal Super Nintendo Entertainment System, just smaller. Depending on the market, the SNES Classic Edition may be called something entirely different and even have aesthetics similar to what the SNES looked like when it released in that particular region.

  • North America – The Super NES Classic Edition
  • PAL – Super Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Classic Mini
  • Japan – Nintendo Super Famicom