Throwback Super Nintendo Release September 29th

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It’s no surprise, Super Nintendo is considered one of the best video game systems of all time.

The console features a ton of amazing games that pushed the boundaries during the golden years of gaming.

Because of this success, Nintendo recently announced the release of the SNES Classic Edition, a throwback system that looks like a mini Super Nintendo, with the original controllers, and 21 of the systems best selling and most popular titles. Bring back that 90’s nostalgia!

These games are the reason the SNES was groundbreaking. In true Nintendo fashion, they changed the world of gaming with their beautiful graphics, excellent mechanics, and engaging stories.

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The games included ARE:

  • Super Mario World
  • Mario Kart
  • Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • F-ZERO
  • Super Metroid
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Super Punch-Out
  • Castlevania IV
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Mega Man X
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Final Fantasy III (which was FF6 in Japan)
  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Contra 3: The Alien Wars
  • Secret of Mana
  • Earthbound
  • Super Ghouls and Goblins
  • Starfox

If these aren’t enough to convince you, how about a bonus title that has never even been released? Starfox 2! SF2 was in development when Nintendo decided to pull the plug. They decided the Nintendo 64’s graphics would make Starfox a much better game, so they scrapped the SNES sequel and focused on Starfox 64 instead. It’s been a ghost, until now.

That’s a whole lot of classic gaming. But the best part is that the whole kit costs only $80.

Fair warning though… When Nintendo released the NES Classic last year, the limited supply sold out quickly. That lead re-sellers to hiking prices up considerably. Even today those NES Classic systems cost a couple hundred bucks… so preorder, preorder, preorder! And if that fails, better dust off another throwback – your checkbook – cause it might get pricey…

The SNES Classic is schedule for release on September 29th. Details about certified retailers are coming soon; pray they’ll open up pre-ordering soon.

Anybody else excited about this?

Update: SNES Classic pre-orders will go live in late August. 


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