Monday, June 26, 2017

SNES Mini coming Sept 29, $80.

...and the games it comes with are really, really good.
• 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
Like holy shit. You could say "what, no Chrono Trigger?" but that's one helluva selection.  Honestly, just having Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Mega Man X and Link to the Past make it very, very appealing to yours truly.

Now, last year the NES Mini was infamous for basically being impossible to actually buy.  Some GameStop managers interviewed have suggested that this is intentional - using nostalgia for those old games to just get lapsed gamers into games stores, where they're unable to find the NES Mini but oh look there's a brand-new Nintendo 3DS right here!

Nintendo, naturally, insist that's not the case, even as they downplay their own interest in the thing.
"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."
So basically it'll be the NES Mini Round II.  I don't put much stock in "we will produce significantly more units."

The SNES Mini will come with 1 HDMI cable, 1 USB charging cable with an AC adapter and 2 wired Super NES Classic controllers.

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