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™
- 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™
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.