You guys remember the NES Mini, right?
Well, you’re going to have to clean your pants after you hear this because Nintendo is now going to put out a SNES Mini this September!
Yeah, since the NES Mini did so well (they were probably planning on doing it anyways) this version will be coming out September 29 for $79.99, which is about $20 more than the launch price of the NES. But don’t expect this price to stick for long, because it will no doubt rise when stock runs out.
But the thing about that is, the stock will be lasting a little longer than the NES Mini’s did. Nintendo said that they don’t want the system to run out as quickly, so they’re producing more so that you don’t have to preorder to even have a chance of getting one at launch. But they are still planning on cutting off production at the end of this year, so don’t slack off for too long on this.
As with the NES Mini, there will be a variety of classic SNES titles on the console (since it’s mini and it won’t work with cartridges) there will be a total of 21 games loaded on the console, and for your convenience, here’s a list:
-Contra III: The Alien Wars
-The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
-Super Mario World
-Super Mario Kart
-Donkey Kong Country
-Kirby Super Star
-Kirby’s Dream Course
-Final Fantasy III
-Mega Man X
-Secret of Mana
-Star Fox 2
-Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
-Super Castlevania IV
-Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
-Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
-Super Punch Out!
You might notice that Star Fox 2 is on the list there. That’s actually the unreleased version of Star Fox that was supposed to come out on the SNES that was being developed using the Super FX Chip that allowed for 3D polygonal graphics on the system. It was never released and was eventually made into Star Fox 64 for the N64 when that came out. I guess they didn’t think it was worth putting it out since the technology was better than the SNES, but still inferior to the 3D capabilities of the N64. So that’s actually f*****g awesome that we actually get a version of that to play! I’m always a big fan of unreleased beta builds, they feel special and rare (even though in this case it’s just going to be a file loaded onto the machine).
The system will also come with an HDMI cable, a charging cable, and two SNES controllers which are actually two feet longer than the NES Mini controllers at five feet long (no more tiny cords!)
I wonder how far Nintendo’s going to go with this, I mean they could probably go as far as the Gamecube, considering the technology needed and the size of the games they made for each console. They were never really more than a gigabyte or two at the most, at least up until the Wii. Although the prices would go up with each new version considering the hardware and space needed for storage, I’d absolutely love to see an N64 Mini console with Mario 64, Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time, etc. I’d definitely buy it!
So what do you think? Have you clicked to preorder? Or are you waiting for them to redo a more current console?
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