Nintendo To Launch SNES Mini With 21 Classic Games Built-In

The development follows on from the success of the NES Mini

The Super Nintendo console.
The SNES A once-in-a-lifetime games console. Image Nintendo

Nintendo will follow-up on the success of last year’s Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) mini with a micro-console version of the games system’s 16-bit older brother, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). 

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System will arrive in time for Christmas 2017 with a September launch date in place in place.

It follows on from the success of the NES mini, which was originally designed as a novelty Christmas item for 2016 but ultimately proved a smash hit with gamers old and new.

It is thought that the decision to discontinue the NES mini, rather than continue production and cater to the demand for the console, was reached with a view to developing a SNES mini in its place.

NES Minis continue to fetch substantial sums on eBay, with fans keen to dive into a wealth of classic titles that remain as enjoyable today as they were some three decades ago.

The NES Mini came with 30 built-in titles to choose from and play but the SNES will feature fewer games, with Super Mario World, Earthbound, Super Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past all included.

Arguably the biggest talking point concerns the inclusion of Star Fox 2, a previously unreleased sequel to the hugely popular SNES original.


Super Mario World on the SNES.
Super Mario World On the SNES Image Nintendo


The full list of games included on the SNES Classic is as follows:

  • 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

The SNES classic arrives in September.


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