The Super Nintendo succeeded its predecessor in 1990 and conquered tens of millions of gamers around the world in the following years. After the unprecedented success of the NES Classic Mini, a miniature version of the second Nintendo console is needed. Can’t wait to relive the 16-bit era? Or have you never had the chance to try out SNES classics? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES Classic Mini must know.
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SNES Classic Mini order, pre-order and price
Since the NES Classic Mini could not be towed, you should also keep a close watch on online stores for the SNES Classic Mini. The mini console is so far exhausted almost everywhere. Nintendo has indicated that it wants to produce “many more copies” than the NES Classic Mini, but that it is temporary. Here is an overview of availability and prices:
Amazon UK (£ 69.99)
Bart Smit (89,99 euros)
Bol.com (89,99 euros)
Coolblue (99 euros)
Dreamland.be (75,99 euros)
Pre-matches (99 euros)
GameMania (not yet available)
Game out (99 euros)
Intertoys (89.99 euros)
Media Markt (99.99 euros)
Nedgame (99 euros)
Wehkamp (only encore available)
SNES Classic Mini released
SNES Classic Mini is slated for release on September 29, 2017. The mini console will then launch worldwide.
SNES Classic Mini Games
21 classic SNES are installed on the mini console. For example, the Nintendo Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby and Link icons are represented in one or more games. Star Fox 2 is a striking name. The sequel to the game we know as Starwing in Europe was never officially released, but now you can play it exclusively. Here is an overview of all the games:
- Cons 3: The alien wars
- Donkey kong country
- Tied to the earth
- Final Fantasy 3
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Lesson
- The Legend of Zelda: A Connection to the Past
- Mega Man X.
- Mana’s Secret
- Star fox
- Star fox 2
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania 4
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi Island
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out !!
SNES Classic Mini Console and Controller
Super Nintendo is Nintendo’s second console. The SNES was launched in Japan in 1990 under the name Super Famicon and in the following years it set foot elsewhere in the world. With the TurboGrafx-16, Mega Drive, and Neo Geo, the SNES was lagging behind in the 16-bit market, but Nintendo’s console didn’t take long to outperform its competition. Around 550 games have been released in Europe and nearly fifty million copies of the console have been sold worldwide.
The SNES Classic Mini’s case is almost identical to that of the classic Super Nintendo and is predominantly gray. While there is no discussion of the taste, Americans are dealing with a much less appealing NTSC variant. Unlike the original Super Nintendo, there are no cartridges in the mini variant; after all, the games are installed on a drive. The SNES Classic Mini is roughly the same size as your palm and is estimated to be twice the size of the original.
The SNES Classic Mini is a stand-alone device. The small version of the Super Nintendo comes with an HDMI cable with which you connect the device to an HDTV. Nintendo has yet to release resolution information, but it’s almost certain that the SNES miniature version will support at least 720p. There is also a USB cable with which you can charge the small box. You need a power supply for the USB cable, but note: the power supply is not included.
Unlike its NES counterpart, the small SNES comes with two controllers. These are the old familiar gray controllers with the characteristic two shoulder buttons and four colored face buttons. You connect the controller to the mini console with a cable. Good news for those who are bothered by standard short cables: they are now 1.5 meters instead of one meter long.