The rumors have been confirmed – there’s a mini Super Nintendo!
Nintendo today revealed the mini SNES Classic is coming to stores this Fall. Like the NES Classic, the SNES Classic Edition is a standalone, miniature console. And it’ll feature 21 of some its best games—including Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, F-Zero, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Star Fox, and more. It’ll even include a never-before-released game—the sequel to the popular Star Fox game: Star Fox 2. But in order to play it, you’ll have to at least beat the first level of Star Fox (not too hard).
Here’s the full list of games included on the SNES Classic:
• 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 (previously unreleased)
• 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
Similar to its predecessor, the SNES Classic Edition connects to modern TVs using HDMI. But unlike the NES Classic, the new console comes with two wired controllers, instead of one—so playing games like Super Mario Kart and F-Zero with friends should be much easier. And those controllers will have a 5ft. long cable, compared with the 3ft. cable of the NES Classic.
The SNES Classic Edition launches September 29 for $79.99. There’s no list of retailers yet, but Nintendo says it’s coming soon. Nintendo also isn’t saying how many units they’re making of the much-loved console. The NES Classic was extremely difficult to find—then discontinued it only a few months later (which didn’t sit well with fans). When asked by gaming site Kotaku about whether or not the SNES Classic will face the same supply constraints, Nintendo offered this statement:
We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.
Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. We are offering Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest our classic content.
Which is another way of saying: if you’re interested in getting the mini SNES, you might want to start camping in front of a store right now.