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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:42am 27/06/17 | 16 Comments
And to stay ahead of the backlash, Nintendo are stating that there will be more Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System stock this time around. Which we would hope so, considering how hard it was to find a mini-NES last year (see: impossible). The mini-SNES has a release date of September 30, for the price of $119.95 AUD and will launch with 21 games pre-loaded -- including the never before seen Star Fox 2.

Yeah, that last one is one hell of a surprise, as Star Fox 2 has slowly become a thing of legend over the years. With development handled by Argonaut and Nintendo the game was scrapped prior to its planned 1995 release -- with the game supposedly complete. And now, it'll be included as part of the mini-SNES release!

Which also comes with 20 other titles.

  • 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™

It's a pretty good collection of SNES games, and includes another never-before-seen in Australia title -- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Naturally, we could think of 20 more games we'd like to see included but it's hard to fault the line-up. And compared to last year's mini-NES these 16-bit titles offer way more value for money.

And are, well, much better games.

* - Yeah, it's time to face facts Mega Drive fans. Sure SEGA's 16-bit output was cool, but the SNES is one of history's greatest consoles. Period.

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Latest Comments
Posted 12:55pm 27/6/17
This is so awesome, at $120 it's a steal. I am very excited!
I sold my SNES years ago. Mainly I am looking forward to playing these games with the two included original controllers.

Just did a pre-order:
Posted 01:00pm 27/6/17
Worth it just for Metroid and Zelda. I am once again disappointed by the design decision to not put the games on some kind of card, whether it's SD or some propetary card, so they can release another library of games down the track - but oh well.

People are already criticising the library of games, forgetting that many of the ones they list are third-party titles.
Posted 03:24pm 27/6/17
f***! i cant preorder until i get home. hopefully they dont run out.
Posted 03:48pm 27/6/17
It's a pre-order - I very much doubt they'll have even been told at this point how many they'll receive in each shipment. Most likely they're just accumulating a list of as many deposits as they can, and plan to go back to Nintendo saying "We have 15,000 orders - please give us 17,000". And Nintendo will go "okay, here's 12,000".
Posted 06:07pm 27/6/17
I just noticed this on the EB Games page:

*Please note: an AC adapter for the USB cable is required to play the system but is not included in the packaging.

What the hell does that mean? You have to buy a separate adapter just to use the console?
Posted 06:08pm 27/6/17
I found it, it's also a pre-order available on the same date as the console:
Posted 06:26pm 27/6/17
i preordered with jbhifi.

What the hell does that mean? You have to buy a separate adapter just to use the console?

not necessarily. you could power the mini nes by plugging it into the usb port of your tv. it will probably be the same with this one. i still ordered an adapter though.
Posted 06:44pm 27/6/17
Oh right, that makes sense. I pre-ordered one too just to be safe. These damn new fangled TVs with their USB whatsits!
Posted 10:02am 28/6/17
What the hell does that mean? You have to buy a separate adapter just to use the console?

It runs off a 5W USB port, so basically you can plug it straight in to the USB port of the same TV you're likely to connect it to to power it - like you do with Chromecast. It's not a big deal. In the rare instances where the device you're connecting to has a HDMI port but no USB ports, yeah, you'll need a USB power supply.
Posted 11:06am 28/6/17
In the rare instances where the device you're connecting to has a HDMI port but no USB ports, its time to buy a new TV
Posted 04:41pm 28/6/17
Should I pre-order one and hock it on ebay for buku dollary-doos when it comes out?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:36pm 30/6/17
I caved and pre-ordered... even lowly games writers like myself have to fork out for good stuff every once in a while.

Can't wait to get stuck into original Mario Kart and F-Zero
Posted 04:06pm 30/6/17
Beta Bar had the SNES up and running with Super Mario Kart late last year. That game has not aged well at all. Nostalgia is very quickly overcome with "wow, this game is terrible".
Posted 07:36pm 30/6/17
Wait, Star Fox 2?! That was never released, finished enough to commit to ROM so I have a copy on my emulator but this is reason enough to get this!
Posted 03:54am 02/7/17
never even heard of star diddly 2 but the nostalgia here is strong and it's a good price, preordered
Posted 03:56am 02/7/17
Star diddly?
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