Nintendo’s SNES Classic will come with 21 legendary games, from Super Mario World to Donkey Kong Country

Set to hit store shelves in September, Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition will once again see nostalgic gamers fighting to get their hands on some iconic hardware and software

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 1:05pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 1:05pm

Nintendo will soon release a miniature version of its Super Nintendo (or Super NES) home console, with preloaded fan favourites such as Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country and Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, the company has announced.

The Japanese game maker behind a range of iconic international franchises will offer customers 21 titles (including the never-before-released shooter game Star Fox 2) in all with the mini Super NES Classic Edition, together with two controllers. The retro gaming console will cost US$80 and is expected to hit store shelves on September 29.

Nintendo’s announcement follows the release last year of the mini NES console, which has since been discontinued. During that console’s brief manufacturing run, consumer demand outstripped Nintendo’s ability to supply the consoles.

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The SNES was one of the most popular gaming consoles of the 1990s and Nintendo is likely hoping to spark renewed consumer interest as eager, nostalgic gamers look to get their hands on classic Nintendo hardware.

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If you’re interested, here’s the full list of games for the Super NES Classic Edition:

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 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