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SNES Classic Announced! The Games!

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SNES Classic Announced! The Games!

Shaun Cordingley

Today, Nintendo confirmed that they are going to be releasing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition (which I'll just be calling the SNES Classic from here on out) is probably the most exciting Nintendo news that I have heard in a very long time...

The SNES is one of those golden age systems, especially for me, because the SNES was my go-to console for most of my youth--I played the hell out of my SNES, but eventually (in the general folly of youth) sold it and switched to being a PC gamer...but having this concept coming makes me so so happy....with a few caveats: 



1)  The NES Classic had insanely short cords

How bloody short is that? Where am I supposed to sit?

How bloody short is that? Where am I supposed to sit?

Come on now Nintendo...make the SNES Classic cords reach long enough so I can sit a respectable distance from the console...or make them cordless....you clearly know how.

Ah! It has come out that the cords are 2ft longer than the NES Classic cords...which is nice...not wireless...but nice....

2) The purchase window

The rumors (as of right now) is that they are going to sell this system from September 29th to the end of the year...considering how impossible it was to get the NES Classic, and I imagine that the SNES is going to be the same (or worse) to try and get my hands on, and then it's only available for like three months. Around Christmas...which means that all of this excitement (knowing how Nintendo likes to keep all of their things scarce) is most likely for naught for about 85-90% of us.

Maybe that could be different? But if they are serious about virtual console on the Switch, then that split focus could make things complicated for them in messaging, and everything else. 

3) ...but I kinda wants it. 

The Mini SNES, call-back nostalgia box that they are talking about? Yeah....and that price is not too bad considering there are going to be 21 games packaged in...which I am going to be talking about right now:



THE GAMES

The best? The best. I don't think there has ever been a better 2d platformer...and there probably never will be...and I never gave this one the time I should have, so yay! 

The best? The best. I don't think there has ever been a better 2d platformer...and there probably never will be...and I never gave this one the time I should have, so yay! 

The OG Mario Kart is exciting, but honestly I'm not as juzzed for this, just because I stand by the fact that they got a lot better, and this is not the best racer on SNES...or the Classic...

The OG Mario Kart is exciting, but honestly I'm not as juzzed for this, just because I stand by the fact that they got a lot better, and this is not the best racer on SNES...or the Classic...

I've never been a Zelda guy, but this is a very good game, and great for Zelda fans 

I've never been a Zelda guy, but this is a very good game, and great for Zelda fans 

THE BEST RACER. ON SNES. YES!

THE BEST RACER. ON SNES. YES!

This is a great game, and still (as far as I am concerned) the Best Metroid, so that's great to have as well

This is a great game, and still (as far as I am concerned) the Best Metroid, so that's great to have as well

Those games there are enough to get me interested in the SNES Classic, and imagine a lot of you feel the same too, as that is pretty much every major IP Nintendo has, all in their cool 16 bit form, in one place, for 80$ US....

But there's more....



I got to play this a little bit at friends' places, but it'd be cool to try (and I know there's a lot of love) PLUS the UNRELEASED SEQUEL? Cool! 

I got to play this a little bit at friends' places, but it'd be cool to try (and I know there's a lot of love) PLUS the UNRELEASED SEQUEL? Cool! 

YES! I cannot even begin to remember how many hours I played this game; at the time, I was a really big Street Fighter fan, and this one is still a fav. I think I even have this one on the Wii Virtual Console

YES! I cannot even begin to remember how many hours I played this game; at the time, I was a really big Street Fighter fan, and this one is still a fav. I think I even have this one on the Wii Virtual Console

My favourite Punch Out. It made my Top 100 Games, and I adore this game so much, that the idea of playing it with teh SNES controller again makes me super happy.

My favourite Punch Out. It made my Top 100 Games, and I adore this game so much, that the idea of playing it with teh SNES controller again makes me super happy.


When I was young, I never really got into Castlevania, but I rommed the hell out of this one in my first year of University, so YES PLEASE

When I was young, I never really got into Castlevania, but I rommed the hell out of this one in my first year of University, so YES PLEASE

YES. DKC was my first SNES game when I was young, I have probably passed it 10+ times, and I am ready to do it again. Plus, my Mario Kart Wii character of choice is still Funky Kong because of this game (and his weird Lil' Jon style yells)

YES. DKC was my first SNES game when I was young, I have probably passed it 10+ times, and I am ready to do it again. Plus, my Mario Kart Wii character of choice is still Funky Kong because of this game (and his weird Lil' Jon style yells)

Never been a Mega Man guy. Never got into it, but I'm happy for people to X, and if I can actually get this, I will try this one for sure.

Never been a Mega Man guy. Never got into it, but I'm happy for people to X, and if I can actually get this, I will try this one for sure.

...Thought I am a Kirby fan, and getting these 8 together on SNES--I rented this collection several times, and so want it back. 

...Thought I am a Kirby fan, and getting these 8 together on SNES--I rented this collection several times, and so want it back. 

...anyone who has read any of our gaming coverage always knows that I adore the hell out of the old school Final Fantasy games, and I will play this one, again, and again. SNES controller for FF3? Sold.

...anyone who has read any of our gaming coverage always knows that I adore the hell out of the old school Final Fantasy games, and I will play this one, again, and again. SNES controller for FF3? Sold.

I found this game weird....but...more Kirby...yay!

I found this game weird....but...more Kirby...yay!

Never played this one....I'll need you guys to tell me if I should be excited or not. 

Never played this one....I'll need you guys to tell me if I should be excited or not. 

This is wonderful to see: I never played this when I was young, but I had a rom of it, that ALWAYS GLITCHED OUT like...4 hours in...so to play it for real would be lovely.

This is wonderful to see: I never played this when I was young, but I had a rom of it, that ALWAYS GLITCHED OUT like...4 hours in...so to play it for real would be lovely.

Never a huge Contra fan, but did play this a bit with friends, so cool.

Never a huge Contra fan, but did play this a bit with friends, so cool.

Neat! I have not played this game in forever, and I would really like to see how I feel about it oh so many years later 

Neat! I have not played this game in forever, and I would really like to see how I feel about it oh so many years later 

I never got to play this one, and having heard so so much about it, I am anxious to give it a shot

I never got to play this one, and having heard so so much about it, I am anxious to give it a shot

Never played it, never really thought about playing it, but considering how awesome the rest of the lineup is, even if I don't care for this one, cool for fans

Never played it, never really thought about playing it, but considering how awesome the rest of the lineup is, even if I don't care for this one, cool for fans

There we have it. 

Honestly, I am really hoping that I am able to get my hands on this, as it has so many classics, and games that I have wanted to get back to forever. If I had any complaints about the lineup it would just be that it is a little light on JRPGs, but I get it; that's more niche than a lot of what is on here, and that lineup if fantastic...especially if you are an old school SNES gamer like I was. 

Let me know what you think, what games you're the most excited for, or what games you were hoping would be on there that aren't in the comments below, or on Twitter

Woo!

-S (@Shauncord)