Nintendo SNES Classic opinion continues below.
Hello Nintendo fan boys and girls!
Nintendo’s SNES Classic is set for release on Sep 29, 2017. At 79.99 US dollars, the retro gaming system contains 21 pre-installed games, including the never-before-released Star Fox 2, plus two wired classic controllers each with a cord length of approximately 5 feet, a HDMI cable and a charging cable. In Canada, the MSRP is 99.99 dollars.
There are a number of ways to play classic games in the modern era. With Nintendo SNES Classic, you get the nostalgia of the original look and feel. It’s a good business move for Nintendo to cash in on gamer’s fond memories of their past. And even if you’re not a gamer from the 16 bit era, there are a lot of gems in the games line up to discover. Having said that, this classic system is geared for collectors, die-hard gamers and those that want to recapture a piece of their childhood.
The release date also makes SNES Classic a nice holiday present for yourself or if you want to share your gaming glory days with your kids. I think it’s a classic dad move to buy a gift for your kid that’s also intended for you to enjoy as well lol.
SNES Classic doesn’t have as many games as the NES Classic which came with 30. But all the games in the SNES Classic lineup are great picks, at least the ones I’ve played before. Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars is so much fun. And what can you say about Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past that hasn’t already been said?
Is Star Fox 2 a big enough incentive to buy SNES Classic? I’m probably in the minority but I never liked Star Fox or more specifically the 3D visuals. Please don’t judge me lol. I heard Star Fox 64 is great, but I never played it. Even though I’m not personally excited for it, there are many fans out there with a great fondness for all things Star Fox and would love to play the much talked about cancelled game.
Here’s the full list of games:
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 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
It’s a mystery why Chrono Trigger isn’t included. When you think of the best games ever on SNES, Chrono Trigger is usually mentioned. Diddy Kong’s Quest, Final Fantasy II and Act Raiser would have been great to round out the list too.
Speaking of Street Fighter II Turbo, be prepared for a fight of sorts if you’re interested in the SNES Classic. There aren’t too many legitimate retailers to pre-order from at this time. Unfortunately, the demand will likely exceed the supply despite Nintendo’s plan to ship more SNES Classic than NES Classic.
Personally, once the initial excitement wears off, I probably won’t get it. But damn, these are some fine classic games.
What are your thoughts on the SNES classic? Will you wait for these games on Switch? Which games do you want to play and which games are missing from the line up?