Nintendo re-releases Super Nintendo with 21 retro games

Leigh Mccormick
October 1, 2017

Now that the SNES Classic has been released, we expect more retailers to offer Nintendo's new retro console. The NES Classic was a massive success for Nintendo, so it makes flawless sense that the company has doubled down on these nostalgic consoles and followed it up with the SNES Classic.

With that in mind, here's everything we know about the machine and the confirmed games that come pre-installed.

All three EB games locations in the city report selling out of consoles quickly.

It's a very exciting day for Nintendo fans. (Supply issues aside.) One could easily see your parents using it to introduce their kids to the insane days of 16-bit gaming - or, of course, for anyone of a certain age to revisit their own childhood.

The original Super Nintendo was released in 1991 and eventually sold 49.1 million units world-wide.

It is also producing more stock of the sequel machine.

Last year, Nintendo (ntdoy) premiered the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System that included classic games from the company's original video game console from the 1980s.

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The European version looks like the EU SNES released in the 90s, while the U.S. and Japanese versions also ape their regional variants.

ThinkGeek - ThinkGeek started selling systems the morning of September 29 online, however, they soon tweeted that all of their systems had sold out. It is priced at $79.99 in the States. It also said that the NES Classic would return to retail shelves next year. The SNES Classic looks pretty much like an SNES, except that it is adorably small. The cables are longer than those of the NES Classic, but they are still only about 5 feet long.

The new version of the 8bitdo SN30 wireless controller ships with a 2.4GHz wireless receiver, and gives you quick access to the SNES Classic's home screen using the combo key press of Down and Select simultaneously.

Re-reviewing all 21 games wouldn't be prudent, but there are some general software highlights to point out.

Star Fox 2 was completed decades ago, but not officially released until today. You can share some of your old favorites like Super Mario World and F-Zero, and even those that you spent weeks playing in the time before maps and walkthroughs on Google like Final Fantasy III. For many, it was the game that convinced them to buy a SNES over the rival Sega Mega Drive.

A sideways-scrolling shooter/platformer of the highest quality.

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