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Super NES Classic Edition Arrives On Friday

Tomorrow you will be able to take a trip back to the ’90s with the Super NES Classic Edition. It will retail for $79.99 and come packed with 21 games and 2 controllers. Nintendo is promising a much higher quantity of units available for launch. In fact, it will have more at launch than the NES Classic Edition had for the entire year last holiday season. We’re hearing reports from retailers that the supply has been dramatically increased, but don’t wait to buy one. These are sure to be snapped up over the next few days and it’s difficult to predict how many more shipments will come before Christmas arrives.

 

 

Until now, you’ve just been playing with power. But starting tomorrow, you’ll be playing with SUPER power. That’s because the retro-tastic Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Editionsystem is hitting stores at a suggested retail price of $79.99. The system comes with 21 pre-installed Super NES games, many of which are considered some of the greatest video games of all time. All-time classics like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, FINAL FANTASY III and Donkey Kong Country are on the same mini system as Star Fox 2, which has never been released before!

“Super NES Classic Edition is perfect for any Nintendo fan, retro gamer or anyone who just wants to play some really fun video games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And at a reasonable price, the system will be a great addition to any holiday shopping list.”

Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has the same look and feel of the original system – only smaller – and comes pre-installed with 21 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

Given this stellar lineup, the most difficult aspect of the system will be deciding which one of these games to play first. Each and every one is a classic, and they cover so many different genres. Fans of fighting games, action-adventure games, platformers and massive RPGs all have something to get excited about. And with Star Fox 2, which has never been released outside of this collection, even the most die-hard and dedicated Nintendo fans will have something to play for the first time.

While playing all these retro games is nostalgic and fun, Super NES Classic Edition comes with some modern conveniences that enhance the overall game-play experience. By using the easy-to-use Rewind feature, you can replay challenging sections by rewinding about a minute or more based on the type of game and your last suspend point. (Up to four suspend points can be saved for each game.) To add a little visual flair, you can even wrap a cool border around your game with the new Frame feature. Some of the frames change color based on the game being played.

Included with Super NES Classic Edition are one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic controllers, perfect for playing multiplayer games. Some of the games with multiplayer options include Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Contra III: The Alien Wars and Secret of Mana.

While Super NES Classic Edition is sure to be a hot commodity, Nintendo will ship more units of the system on launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of the NES Classic Edition system all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. Nintendo also plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018.

For more information about Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic.

 

 

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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