What’s Your Origin Story?
Gamers always start somewhere. Whether it was a game cabinet in an arcade, a few stolen minutes on a sibling’s handheld or a glorious day at a friend’s house spending hours connected to a console and TV, sticks in hand. Many people (myself included) began their adventure in the gaming realm with Nintendo’s Super NES (SNES), and to this day remember all of the great classics that got us started and the memories attached to each. For me it was beating Super Mario World for the first time with my dad when I was 6.
Like other hobbies and interests, sometimes you just have a feeling, like you need to get back to your roots, yet digging up old consoles can be difficult, especially once enough time has passed. Cords can go missing, controllers break and inner workings go south. Anyone who hasn’t been lucky enough to keep their SNES in good condition likely has moments where they pine for the old days.
For those people, I have some magical news!
Nintendo is planning on bringing us all back to the old days with their SNES Classic, a mini console launching on September 29th that will give players access to 21 games. That’s right, 21. And many of the favorites of the gray and purple console lovers will be present, including Donkey Kong Country, Kirby Super Star, Super Mario World (cue squealing from this Nintendo fan), and Mega Man X. Oh, and did I forget to mention that Star Fox 2 will be in there as well?
Yes, the unreleased sequel, that one. You’ll finally get to play it on this SNES mini.
The Super NES Classic Edition will be landing with a $79.99 price tag; not terrible at all considering the hours of memory lane adventures it will provide. And if you’re concerned about getting these good ol’ titles to run on your super, ultra, high-definition TV, don’t. There will be an HDMI connection included.
This is a perfect opportunity for countless gamers to relive their early days of gaming before Master Chief and Commander Shepard were even conceived in thought. Given that the NES Classic launched last autumn and was tough to track down due to restricted stock then discontinued, I’d recommend picking this baby up as soon as you can.
The Full List
- 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
- 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