So here it is….the SNES Classic. We knew that this day was coming ever since the NES Classic was announced but there is one thing no one saw coming about this announcement.
The SNES Classic, which launches on September 29th and will cost you $80.00 US and will come with 2, count em, two SNES controllers will also include……
wait for it….
Star Fox 2. Previously unreleased, this game leaked through the cracks with a beta that some folks were able to play but never before has the final cut of this game been released is now, well, going to be released. This year. In 2017.
In 2017 we are getting a brand new SNES game. A unreleased Star Fox game. Let that sink in…
Here’s the full list below:
- 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
Nintendo is really bringing out the big guns this time around and it also goes to show just how dominate the SNES was. 20 of these games are instant classics and must play titles. The other one, Star Fox 2, has just never been released so we’ll have to wait till September 29th to get our hands on it!
Which brings me to my last point/plea. Please Nintendo, for the love of god sell more consoles like this, if this thing is as hard to find as the NES Classic there’s going to be trouble.Not from me but people will be mad.
Lastly, with NES Classic done and dusted and now the SNES Classic arriving I’m willing to hedge my bet that this alleged Switch “virtual console” will essentially be a subscription based service ala Netflix lite, offering up 5-10 classic nintendo games that, every month or every few months will rotate to other classic titles. I don’t think we’ll ever see the days of buying old school Nintendo properties on the Switch.
Just a thought.