Super NES Classic Edition Games list
On Sept. 29, this beloved console is coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System:Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has the same look and feel of the original system, only smaller.With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.
Here are the retro games you can expect to (legally) play on your SNES Classic Edition:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- 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
That’s a fantastic list of first- and third-party games, better than the NES, full of straight-up masterpieces. Some of them in particular – Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete.
Even more exciting, one of the games, Star Fox 2, was never released despite being finished. Some of its ideas wound up in later Star Fox games but this is the first chance for anyone to play the original sequel. It’s a victory for games preservation. But you have to unlock it by beating the first level of Star Fox. It’s only fair.
The Super NES Classic Edition launches September 29. If it’s anything like its predecessor, don’t expect to be able to pre-order. So here’s hoping we can all find one. Look forward to the Nintendo 64 Classic in 2018. I can’t wait to play Glover again!