SNES Classic Mini Rumors Heat Up

Update: Nintendo has officially unveiled the system!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 06/26/2017 08:15 1 Comment     ShareThis

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Update: Nintendo has officially announced the system! The SNES Classic Mini will release on September 29 and include the following games:

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™

The most surprising addition, of course, is Star Fox 2, a game which has never been released by Nintendo! The SNES Classic Mini will retail for $79.99. The system will have a different appearance in different territories.


When and if the SNES Classic Mini is announced by Nintendo, it will likely go down as the worst kept secret since Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The system has been rumored and hoped for since the NES Classic Mini was first announced, particularly since most gamers consider the system to be one of the greatest of all-time.

While rumors have persisted, Destructoid may have provided the greatest evidence for the system’s existence to date. According to the website, GameStop executives were apparently briefed on the upcoming release during a closed-door session. One manager gave this account:

“Yes, there is going to be a SNES Classic. No, it does not have a release date. No, Nintendo would not confirm that a N64 Classic would be coming next year. With these plug-and-play systems, they want headlines and foot traffic, dude. The Switch and the 3DS sell great, but if you want to get the normies out there to take a break from their regular Facebook and YouTube routines and do a Google search for ‘New Nintendo system,’ or actually walk into the Nintendo section of a store like this, you have to pander to that lowest common denominator with nostalgia.”

Obviously, this is a more cynical take than most will likely have. The worst case scenario for an SNES Classic Mini is Nintendo failing to anticipate demand in the same way they did with the NES Classic Mini. Nostalgic gamers will likely jump at the chance to own it, as there are quite a few terrific games that would be strong candidates. Games like Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past have certainly aged better than a handful of the titles that appeared on the NES Classic Mini!

Would you purchase an SNES Classic Mini? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Destructoid

One Response to “SNES Classic Mini Rumors Heat Up”

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    Robert Marrujo says...

    I’m not sure why people are saying the different looks for different regions thing is new; NES Mini was the same in Europe and the US because the original NES was that way. Japan got the Famicom Mini because that was that region’s version of the hardware. Unless I’m missing some thing, this is the same setup as what happened last year.

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