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Now you're playing with super power! Nintendo announces Super NES Classic Edition

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – classics such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO.

On Sept. 29, this beloved console is coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has the same look and feel of the original system – only smaller – and comes pre-loaded with 21 incredible games:

  • 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™
All of these games would be considered classics by anyone’s standards, and some of them in particular – Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete. Even for super fans who have played all of these games multiple times, the inclusion of the never-before-released Star Fox 2 game will offer them something entirely new to enjoy – if they can unlock it by proving their skills in the original Star Fox game. (Well, they only have to complete the first level – we didn’t want to make it too hard!)

Included with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition are one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, perfect for playing multiplayer games. Having two controllers will make it easy for two players to dive into multiplayer action right away. Some of the games with multiplayer options include Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Contra III: The Alien Wars and Secret of Mana.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition launches on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of $79.99.

For more information about the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic.

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Very happy to see this.

Curious to see how the Classic Controllers connect to this. Are those controller ports there just for aesthetics, or do we get some sort of adapter or extension cable that converts a Classic Controller plug to these mini-SNES style connectors?
 

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I'm guessing those are the actual controller ports. I'm gonna be really mad / disappointed if this turns out to be the same level cluster F as the NES Classic Mini last year. It was just dumb luck that I happened upon one at Walmart early one morning.
 

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It's a flip down lid which reveals the Classic Controller ports.

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Nintendo's press release mentions that this supports Wii Classic Controllers, and this picture on the Japanese Nintendo site shows how the original looking controller ports form a lid that flips down.

To think I almost paid $80 for the Club Nintendo Wii SuperNes Classic Controller that North America didn't get a decade ago.
 

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This looks really cool and it's a great lineup of games. But I still can't justify buying one.

FF3/6 is amazing. I still haven't played Earthbound or Super Mario RPG. MegaMan X is one of my favorite games of all time. But let's be honest, there's a LOT of tedium in some of these classic games and the best way to enjoy them is by cheating to remove it.

I really wish the Virtual Console on Switch is announced soon and that there's some sort of GameGenie/cheat functionality built-in. Save states aren't good enough of a sell for me.

Sadly, I'd still rather get a RetroPi.
 

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I haven't played any of the JRPG's from Square, Kirby's Dream Course, this Street Fighter release, or Super Punchout (Although Super Mario RPG is on my Wii U, I've yet to try it). And I've only briefly messed around with the Star Fox 2 prototype in emulation, so I can't judge that one.

But for the rest, I'm familiar with it all and don't see any tedious games. Challenging games, but challenging in a good way except perhaps for Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts. That one perhaps took it a bit far, expecting players that were intimately familiar with the previous entries and wanted to be pushed to the limit. For today's often less expert players, it's going to be a brutal experience.

Even Mega Man X didn't seem harsh when I first played through it on the GameCube collection a decade ago.
 

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The JRPGs are, by nature and age, tedious. They're fantastic and a lot of fun, but you will spend many hours grinding random battles. That's not a memory or experience I wish to pay money for, anymore. There's a reason why games like Bravely Default are lauded for eliminating random battles and speeding things up.
 

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^ Final Fantasy VI is still the greatest game in the series, even to this very day, though. If they could only include one Final Fantasy game in this release (undoubtedly due to Square Enix's ridiculously-extortionate licensing rates), it's clear why they chose FF III/VI. I loves me some Final Fantasy IV, but VI is in a class all by itself.
 

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Super Mario RPG is still held in high regard, too. I'll have to cross that one off my list eventually even though I don't have much interest in the genre.

I loved Paper Mario on the N64 when I played it on the Wii VC, so I intend to get around to some other Mario RPG's eventually.
 

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^ Yeah, that pic above had me worried too, but I assume it's just posed for neatness.

As an aside, I find those controllers much more friendly to my hands with platformers. After a fairly short time with platformers, I find the PS/X style of controllers make my hands hurt, so they make me avoid that type of game.
 
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Here it is from the front with the controller port door open (Revealing the hidden Wiimote controller ports). I know it's minor, but this doesn't look good at all.

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Why they went all-in on matching the original aesthetics of the system without controllers plugged in to such a degree that it became detrimental to the appearances of the system when it's actually setup and ready to use with controllers attached, just seems bizarre.

At least Nintendo is never boring. Good or bad, they're always ready with a surprise and their own unique way of tackling each situation.
 
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I don't think that particular solution is too terrible. Nintendo envisioned the NES Classic and SNES Classic as collector's pieces, anyway, so the probably think people will leave them sitting pretty on a shelf somewhere rather than always plugged in and ready to go. If anything, I bet they wish they'd thought of that idea for the NES Classic to hide the controller ports.
 

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Best Buy did preorders for this a few hours ago. Keep your eyes open at other retailers since I imagine they'll be following over the next few days.
 

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By the time I received any kind of alert, everyone was sold out. I'm playing this one like I did the NES classic: I'm not chasing it. If I happen to see one of the five units Nintendo is producing on a store shelf, I'll pick it up. If not, I'm not losing any sleep over it.
 

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By the time I received any kind of alert, everyone was sold out. I'm playing this one like I did the NES classic: I'm not chasing it. If I happen to see one of the five units Nintendo is producing on a store shelf, I'll pick it up. If not, I'm not losing any sleep over it.
Yeah, I had very few SNES games (the only ones I even remember are Super Mario All Stars and the Star Wars games) so there's nothing really calling my name here but if I can get one, I'll still probably grab it. The NES Classic definitely had way more nostalgic value to me.
 

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