Video game behemoth Nintendo announced Monday the upcoming release of the Super NES Classic Edition, a follow-up to last year’s NES Classic Edition, a mini-console loaded up with 8-bit games from the late 80s and early 90s that can connect to modern televisions.
The Super NES Classic Edition, releasing Sept. 29, will contain 21 built-in games from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System era, including classics like ‘Super Mario World’ and ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.’ The mini console can be plugged in to modern television sets through an included HDMI cable, and will include two wired controllers, retailing for $79.99.
One of the console’s built-in games, “Star Fox 2” was never officially released, meaning fans of the franchise will be able to legitimately play the title for the first time (unauthorized versions have been available online for years).
Several of the other built-in games are titles that would command a pretty penny if you were looking to buy the original physical cartridge. “Earthbound” is likely the most expensive among the lineup, with a loose cartridge costing well more than the Super NES Classic. Titles like “Secret of Mana” and “Mega Man X” would fetch a fair amount as well.
Last year’s NES Classic Edition was an instant success, and stores had trouble keeping the unit stocked. It was discontinued in April, leading second-hand sellers to jack prices online. Currently, NES Classic Editions, which retailed for $59.99, are easily going for twice that, or more.
The complete list of Super Nintendo Entertainment System games which will be included with the console:
-Contra III: The Alien Wars
-Donkey Kong Country
-Final Fantasy III
-Kirby Super Star
-Kirby’s Dream Course
-The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
-Mega Man X
-Secret of Mana
-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
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