Nintendo's SNES Classic is Official and its Games are Majestic

'Zelda: A Link to the Past,' 'Super Mario Kart' and 'Final Fantasy III' lead the stellar line-up

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The Nintendo NES Classic is dead, long live the Nintendo SNES Classic. Retro gaming fans have suspected for a while that Nintendo might follow up its $60 mini console success, and it made it official today. The Super NES Classic Edition is a miniature version of the 1991 console loaded with  21 pre-installed games from the era. It'll cost $80 when it goes on sale on September 29. 

With titles like The Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart and Final Fantasy III it's one hell of a trip down memory lane. Of special note is Star Fox 2, which was never actually released. You can see a full list of games below. 

“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” says Doug Bowser from Nintendo of America. “With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”

The Nintendo NES Classic went on sale for $60 in the last holiday season, and quickly sold out everywhere. In April Nintendo America boss Reggie Fils-Aimé told Time it had sold 2.3 million of the miniature consoles. In May Nintendo officially discontinued the NES Classic and now they sell for around $300 on eBay.

Full list of games for the Nintendo SNES Classic:

  • 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