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Nintendo Super NES Classic (SNES Classic Mini) – 2017

Last updated on August 2nd, 2017 at 08:49 am EST

Nintendo Super NES Classic (SNES Classic Mini) – All You Need to Know

After the success of NES Classic (wherein scalpers bought more units than actual buyers) Nintendo is back with another classic. This one is called Super Nintendo Classic Edition in the USA, Super Nintendo Classic Mini in Europe and Nintendo Classic Mini : Super Famicom in Japan. Why three different names you ask? Because it’s Nintendo peeps, they don’t like to keep it simple. Instead they want to make it easy for eBay scalpers to charge more for out of region imported consoles. For the purpose of this article we will be using the name SNES Classic Mini to refer all three variants.

What is SNES Classic Mini?

SNES Classic is gaming console from Nintendo which will remind you of your old days of playing on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, make you nostalgic and might even force you to pay more than retail for it. The SNES Classic does not run any cartridges, instead it has 21 pre built games and it connects to your TV using the HDMI port. Pictured below is the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System from back in the days.

Original SNES

SNES Classic Mini USA Box

SNES Classic USA

SNES Classic Mini Europe Box

SNES Classic UK Box

SNES Classic Mini (Super Famicom Mini) Japan Box

SNES Classic Japan

What is Inside SNES Classic Box?

  • SNES Classic with 21 pre-loaded games
  • Two wired controllers with a 5 foot cable (the NES Classic came with just one controller and a 3 foot cable)
  • A HDMI cable
  • A USB cable to power the Console
  • An AC adapter (USA only) for the USB Cable

Peeps over in Europe and Japan will have to buy their own AC Adapters.

What are the 21 Games pre-loaded on SNES Classic?

USA and Europe version of SNES Classic will have the same 21 games, the Japan version will have a different set of 21 games. All three variants of SNES Classic will have the unreleased Star Fox 2, which you will have to unlock by beating the first level of Star Fox on the SNES Classic.

USA and Europe SNES Classic Games List

SNES Classic Games List

  • 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

Japan SNES Classic (Super Famicon Mini) Games List

The Japan NES Classic has below games added :-

  • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
  • Panel de Pon
  • Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
  • Super Formation Soccer
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

And Below games have been removed :-

  • EarthBound
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV Super Punch-Out

SNES Classic Open Japana

Below is the complete list of games on SNES Classic Japan (Super Famicom Mini)

  • Contra III: The Alien War
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI in Japan)
  • F-ZERO
  • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
  • Kirby Super Star
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X (Rockman X in Japan)
  • Panel de Pon (known as Tetris Attack in the West)
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
  • Super Formation Soccer
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Yoshi’s Island

What is SNES Classic Mini Price and Release Date?

SNES Classic Mini is prices at $79.99 in the USA, £69.99 in Europe (Nintendo UK Price) and 7,980 yen (about $71) in Japan. Some retailers in Europe are charging £79.99 for the console.

SNES Classic will be released in USA and Europe on 29th September 2017 and in Japan on 5 October 2017. Some retailers in Europe have already taken pre-orders but that doesn’t mean they are done taking orders.

How Many SNES Classic Mini Will Nintendo Make?

This is what Nintendo had to say about it,

“We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition”

Also, don’t expect Nintendo to manufacture SNES Classic Mini beyond 2017.

Where Can I Order SNES Classic Mini?

Below are links for all the regions where you can order the NES Classic as and when orders/pre-orders open. make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we will send notifications as and when pre-orders or orders open up.


Best Buyhttp://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-entertainment-system-snes-classic-edition/5919830.p?skuId=5919830
Play-Asia (European)http://www.play-asia.com/nintendo-classic-mini-super-nintendo-entertainment-system/13/70ban5
Play-Asia (Japanese)http://www.play-asia.com/nintendo-classic-mini-super-famicom/13/70bamn
Play-Asia (USA)http://www.play-asia.com/nintendo-classic-mini-super-nintendo-entertainment-system/13/70ban1


Toys R Ushttp://www.toysrus.co.uk/pdp/product.jsp?productId=TRUP219860001




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Game Outlethttp://www.game-outlet.nl/nintendo-super-nintendo-classic-mini.html
Gameshop Twentehttps://www.gameshop-twente.nl/productpagina.php?product_id=53203

New Zealand

Mighty Apehttps://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/nintendo-snes-classic-edition-console-1-per-customer/26852980




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