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Nintendo announces SNES Classic Edition, breaks the internet

Jason Clement

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 Warsâ„¢
  • Donkey Kong Countryâ„¢
  • EarthBoundâ„¢
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZEROâ„¢
  • Kirbyâ„¢ Super Star
  • Kirby“s Dream Courseâ„¢
  • The Legend of Zeldaâ„¢: A Link to the Pastâ„¢
  • Mega Man® X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Foxâ„¢
  • Star Foxâ„¢ 2
  • Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IVâ„¢
  • Super Ghouls “n Ghosts®
  • Super Mario Kartâ„¢
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Starsâ„¢
  • Super Mario Worldâ„¢
  • Super Metroidâ„¢
  • Super Punch-Out!! â„¢
  • Yoshi“s Islandâ„¢

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?

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