Continuing the assault on nostalgia, this September, Nintendo is releasing the old but new Super NES Classic.
Please welcome back the Super NES
With everything from the Tamagotchi to Sega’s new classic gaming service, the long-rumored Super NES Classic Edition is definitely not the first of its kind to be released, but it is one of the most coveted. Now, the wait is on, for when it is finally released on September 29.
Old but new
Just like its predecessor, the NES Classic, the next release from Nintendo recreates the iconic brand’s second console. Best of all, the wee replica of the Nineties classic comes preloaded with 21 titles and two controllers for just $79.99, which means you can pretend like its 1990 (or, if you’re a die-hard, let your original Super NES have a well-deserved break).
Of course, the pack also includes an HDMI cable and power adapter, meaning it’s easier than ever to play your favorite 16-bit games
The 21 games are some classics of the era, too, which includes The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Mario Kart. The other titles are Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, EarthBound, Final Fantasy III, F-ZERO, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Course, 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 RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Yoshi’s Island and, last but not least, Super Punch-Out!!
From what can be seen in the officially released images, the two controllers are exact replicas of the originals, just like the aforementioned NES Classic Edition.
Now, if you want one (and you definitely do), you’re going to have to preorder the console, as that might be the only way you can acquire one (without having to pay more from a seller on eBay, that is). To avoid disappointment, you will be able to do that via Amazon, Best Buy or Walmart, but not just yet.
Even though a Nintendo representative confirmed (in a comment to The Verge) that the company will ship “significantly more” of this console than it did with its predecessor, the Super NES Classic Edition might still be hard to find, so there is no guarantee that you will get one.