Nintendo Releasing SNES Mini in September

By Adam Riley 27.06.2017 30

Nintendo Releasing SNES Mini in September on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

On 29th September the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo's follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, returns in a new petite form as the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Launched in Europe in 1992, the Super Nintendo introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time - classics such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System contains 21 pre-installed classic games, can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable. For the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox (originally titled Starwing upon release in Europe) game that was created during the Super Nintendo era but never released … anywhere!

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The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System has the same look and feel of the original system - only smaller - and comes pre-loaded 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

All of these games would be considered classics by anyone's standards, and some of them in particular - Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - are massive role-playing games that can take dozens of hours to complete. Even for super fans who have played all of these games multiple times, the inclusion of the never-before-released Star Fox 2 will offer them something entirely new to enjoy (players must prove their skill by completing the first level of the original Star Fox before Star Fox 2 is unlocked to play).

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Included with the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System are one HDMI cable, one USB power cable, and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers - perfect for players to dive into multiplayer action right away. 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.

Step back into the '90s and re-experience some timeless classics when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System launches in Europe on 29th September.

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21 games? I don't get you Nintendo... I don't get you at all...

At least can you make the controller cables 10cm long. I like sitting right next to my 50" TV

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ill probably get lynched for this... but earthbound is extremely overrated and id rather have Secret of Evermore.

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By the way if what I'm seeing is correct... controllers plug in the back this time??? Cause those controller ports on the front are clearly only there for decoration.

EDIT: Nevermind, I've now seen a picture that shows that this thing with fake controller ports in front is actually a cover that keeps the actual controller ports hidden (same Wiimote connector as the NES Classic ones).

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It's a bit of a rip-off to only give 21 games. There's no excuse to not include DKC2 and 3 and Tetris Attack (the latter of which Japan is getting!). I don't know if Square had a say in what went on, but why only FF6 and no Chrono Trigger and FF4? And considering the NES Mini is now extinct, why not put Mario All-Stars to make the SNES Mini the ideal mini console for the classic Marios?

Still getting it, mind, because what's there is still fucking fantastic, but I don't understand the need to be so stingy with the quantity and which ones make the cut. I guess if this can be modded the same way the NES Mini can, I might consider doing that and putting more games on there.

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(S)NES Mini, not already possible?

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probably

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Yup, just found out: SNES, GB, GBC, GBA, Master System, Mega Drive, Game Gear, 32X, Atari 2600, PC Engine, some arcade machines.

Something to think about Smilie

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or you can be a smart guy and get one of these:

http://www.play-asia.com/retro-freak-premium/13/708vvv

What are the reviews like on those? I'll still get the SNES Mini for collection's sake.

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its biggest negatives is its ugly design of being a gray box.

its biggest selling point is that it can play basically console game cart except the N64 and save the entire rom onto the internal memory as a "back up" in case you dont wish to have to get out your game carts all the time.

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What about just putting an SD card of downloaded ROMs on there and doing it that way? Possible? Not everyone can afford some of the older, rarer carts to rip onto a memory card.

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Wow, whilst we've been messaging, I just got Star Ocean (translated version) running. Smooth as ice. Thoroughly impressed. Took mere minutes Smilie

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Adam Riley said:
Wow, whilst we've been messaging, I just got Star Ocean (translated version) running. Smooth as ice. Thoroughly impressed. Took mere minutes Smilie

Got a complete in box copy of that. I got the translation patch up and running on the Retron5 just the other day, cause a friend was over with his freshly bought system and I wanted to give it a stress test to see which carts with specials chips in it were supported. Only Far East of Eden Zero didn't boot, of all those that I tried.

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Azuardo said:
What about just putting an SD card of downloaded ROMs on there and doing it that way? Possible? Not everyone can afford some of the older, rarer carts to rip onto a memory card.

totally an option for the retro freak Smilie

 

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I still can't get over this collection of games. Interesting to see Nintendo collaborate with Konami, Square and Capcom on something like this but get quite lacklustre support on the Switch.

I would have still loved to have seen Pilotwings, Chrono Trigger, DKC2 and 3, Mario All Stars, Mortal Kombat 2 and a couple of others on there. None the less it is a stellar collection of games. I've pre-ordered 3 at the moment, 1 for me and the other 2 for friends as we couldn't miss out on this!

I don't think i'll get an N64 mini though mainly because i pretty much own all the N64 games I want already...unless RARE get involved and put the original Dinosaur Planet on there...

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You just made me think, actually - they would seriously need to alter the N64 controller if they did a 64 Mini, because no way can we be stuck with the shitty control stick it has. The Hori mini pad based on the GameCube design was a lifesaver when I went back to finish some old N64 games a few years ago, and was worth the high price.

I would still get a 64 Mini simply because of how convenient these mini consoles are. Would be interesting exactly what they put on there, because I don't think the selection would be huge, and I'd be curious about the price they try to assign it then. Plus it would be missing major Rareware games that defined the system, like Goldeneye, Banjo and Perfect Dark, which would be a real shame for casual older players thinking of reliving old memories on it. It seems criminal not to have Goldeneye, but I wonder given Microsoft's friendlier approach between them and Nintendo lately that they might just give the all clear. Would be interesting indeed.

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the ony way to get me interested in an N64 mini is if it has both Sin and Punishment AND Mischief Makers.

it just would not be worth it otherwise since the best games on the N64 have been either remade, been widely available elsewhere, or is already a part of other existing compilations like Rare Replay.

the N64 just doesnt really have a strong enough library compared to SNES.
it was an awkward generation for nintendo.

It's definitely a much smaller library, and you're right that not even having SM64, OoT or MM on there would still make it enticing for someone with a 3DS, because they all have superior remakes (SM64DS is debatable).

I didn't play Mischief or S&P1 tho, so that would be a good chance to try them. I think the limited nature of these minis still is enough to convince me to get them, whatever they put on there. It's just frustrating they aren't making the most of these opportunities.

i do see something like a mini snes vol. 2 being a possibility that is more likely than a mini N64.

SNES had an epic library.

lol I'd be furious if they did a volume 2 SNES mini. No reason they can't put 30+ games on this thing as it is.

the reason why they didnt put 30 on it is because they wana sell you a different one with 20 other games on it.

there are 2 other mega man x games, demon crest, pilot wings, kirby 3, goemon, mario paint, 2 other DK games and zombies ate my neighbors just to name a few.

i didnt even go into the amazing shoot em ups available, rpgs or beatem ups that could be included.

i wouldnt be shocked if they managed THREE mini nes compilations.
 

I can't see it. A mini without titles like the Marios, Metroids, Zeldas etc that are on the current SNES mini doesn't have the same mass appeal. I'd be very surprised if they did any new volumes for either NES or SNES.

you under estimate SNES nostalgia

Was on the fence about getting one of these... but I kind of want one now.

When I think about it though, it's something that I can see myself playing for a few days and then never touching again for a long time, so I don't know. Plus the lack of Pilotwings and other Donkey Kong Country games is something that might have made me more tempted to get one.

I have plenty of time to decide, I guess.

I hardly played my NES one, but I was never big on it anyway, as I grew up on the SNES. I will defo put some time into the SNES one. I really wanna replay Super Metroid, maybe Yoshi's Island. Still salty bout only having DKC1 tho.

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