[Poll] Are you Excited for the SNES Classic Edition? (Plus Everything We Know)

The SNES Classic was announced today. Watching the internet react to the announcement has been interesting. Let’s run down what we know about the system. So first up, there was a press release which you can read here, but here’s the important stuff.

  • It costs $79.99 and releases on September 29th
  • It comes with two controllers which have 5 foot cords, two feet longer than the NES Classic controllers
  • Like the NES Classic, the lineups are actually different per region, as is the overall console design. Here’s the differences shown in just the box art with each system’s lineup:

North America

  • 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™

Japan

Super Mario World November 21, 1990 Nintendo
F-ZERO November 21, 1990 Nintendo
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja July 19, 1991 KONAMI
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts® October 4, 1991 Capcom
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past November 21, 1991 Nintendo
Super Soccer December 13, 1991 Human Entertainment
Contra III: The Alien Wars February 28, 1992 KONAMI
Super Mario Kart August 27, 1992 Nintendo
Star Fox February 21, 1993 Nintendo
Secret of Mana August 6, 1993 Square
Mega Man X December 17, 1993 Capcom
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem January 21, 1994 Nintendo
Super Metroid March 19, 1994 Nintendo
Final Fantasy VI April 2, 1994 Square
Super Street Fighter II June 25, 1994 Capcom
Donkey Kong Country November 26, 1994 Nintendo
Yoshi’s Island August 5, 1995 Nintendo
Panel de Pon October 27, 1995 Nintendo
Super Mario RPG March 9, 1996 Nintendo
Kirby Super Star March 21, 1996 Nintendo
Star Fox 2 (*) Unreleased Nintendo

Europe

(Has the same lineup as North America, but doesn’t include an A/C power adapter.)

Here’s a few other details about the whole of this system:

  • Starfox 2 is unlocked by beating the first level of Star Fox (Star Fox 2 has never actually been released before, meaning that it’s actually a brand new SNES game released in 2017)
  • Pre-Orders were up in the UK earlier today (already sold out), but they have not gone up in North America yet. That being said, Best Buy and Amazon have place holder pages up with notifications for when you can pre-order. Sign up for a notification with Best Buy here, and then Amazon here.
  • Nintendo has promised that they will have more units available to purchase after learning from the NES Classic situation last year. They are also only promising to continue producing the console through the end of the year, no plans have been made to continue making them in 2018.

Here’s the poll then, with all that knowledge in hand:

Are you excited for the SNES Classic Edition?

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Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded MetroidWiki.org, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.