[Update] The SNES Classic is real! Starfox 2, Secret of Mana, Earthbound and more!

Nintendo definitely knows they got a good thing working out for them with the NES Classics, which infamously was short supply for the huge demand for the miniature console. Now we’re going to do it all over again with the SNES Classic, which Nintendo announced they will release on September 29 at a $79.99 USD.

Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic will feature 21 games. The Full list of games are as follows:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy 6)
  • 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

There are a lot of fan favourites but one really stands out, Starfox 2, a never before released game that went through development and was completed but was cancelled. Still there is a lot of awesome games that will make the SNES Classic worth the price point.

Now if Nintendo would actually do more on the production side so we don’t run into another NES Classic situation.


Nintendo has released a statement stating that they are releasing more SNES Classics then they did for the NES Classic but only for this year.

We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.

Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. We are offering Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest our classic content.