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Nintendo announces SNES Classic Edition, breaks the internet

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Through a combination of deduction and rumor, we all knew the SNES Classic Edition was a thing that was coming. What we didn't realize was how soon it would be announced.

That all changed today when Nintendo surprise-announced the classic console, which will include 21 classic SNES games and not one but two controllers. The kicker? It comes with the never-before-sold Star Fox 2 included as well.

The full lineup of games included is as follows:
  • 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
While there a few notable omissions, such as Chrono Trigger, both Donkey Kong Country sequels, both Kirby Super Star and Kirby's Dream Land 3, Actraiser, Pilotwings, and a few others, it is a surprisingly solid list that represents almost all of the very best games the SNES had to offer. Just having the four RPGs (Final Fantasy III, Earthbound, Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars) is pretty huge in and of itself.

If you're looking forward to the SNES Classic, you'll be able to get your hands on one (or attempt to try to, at least) on September 29 for $79.99.

Source: Press Release

Are you excited for the SNES Classic Edition? What are your thoughts on its lineup of games? And which games are you most surprised didn't make it?


I'll probably get one of these if I can...which I won't be able to, because NOA is dumb. I really want to be able to play Secret of Mana on something besides mobile so that by itself is almost worth it (other than just buying a cartridge, I guess, since I have a SNES...or waiting for Switch virtual console to be a thing) and having Star Fox 2 on there is pretty cool, so I do kinda want one...I'm just not expecting to find one so I'm not gonna get too excited.


I would have run people over with a shopping cart trying to get one of these if it had ActRaiser on it though. There's always hope for a VIrtual Console release I guess.


as if

I still need the NES Classic one. They don't sell it anymore :(.

Totally planning to get this.  I wonder if you get can get an extra controller to play 3 player secret of mana?!?!?!?!

Totally planning to get this.  I wonder if you get can get an extra controller to play 3 player secret of mana?!?!?!?!


"Introducing the SNES Classic Multi-Tap! We will be releasing 12 units at select Walgreens locations across Montana and Canada!"

Sigh missed out on NES Classic cuz of not enough supply and dumb scalpers. I want to get this, but dang it preorders already sold out. Seriously NOA is dumb like Venom said. We're just gonna have to do our best to be quick and order it somewhere. 


I want to get this and NES classic because I regret trading in my NES and SNES to Gamestop as a kid. Ugh still gives me nightmares.




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