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Nintendo SNES Classic Mini is official: we've got the price, release date and best places to secure your pre-order

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Nintendo has officially announced that it will release a SNES Classic Mini console soon, with pricing and release date finally unveiled.

Following the massive success of the NES Classic Mini, launched for last Christmas, Ninty is back with the follow-up generation SNES version in Mini format. That means better games but still an affordable price. Plus this comes with two controllers for multiplayer fun.

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini launch date and price

The Nintendo SNES Classic Mini has been given a release date of 29 September and a price of just £79.99.

Sure, this is more than last year’s £50 NES Mini, but the SNES Classic Mini arguably comes with better games and a superior overall package. For the details on said package then read on.

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini box contents

Included with the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System are one HDMI cable, one USB power cable (note that an AC adaptor for the USB cable is required to play the system but is not included in the packaging), and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers – perfect for players to dive into multiplayer action right away (the NES Mini only came with one).

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini games

So what games do you get with the SNES Classic Mini? See below - the console will come with 21 titles at launch but can likely be hacked like the NES version to cram more in. Crucially this will come with Star Fox 2 - a title that was not officially released previously.

Some top classics include Super Mario Kart, Contra III: The Alien Wars, F-ZERO, Mega Man X, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper FIghting, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy II and more.

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.

Here is the complete list of games that come pre-loaded on the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System:

·         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

Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, EarthBound and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars are massive role-playing games that Nintendo says will take dozens of hours to complete. 

The inclusion of the never-before-released Star Fox 2 will also offer something for Nintendo fans (players must prove their skill by completing the first level of the original Star Fox before Star Fox 2 is unlocked to play).

 Nintendo SNES Classic Mini import editions

An American edition and Japanese edition of the Nintendo SNES Classic Mini are being released also. In the U.S. the console is called the SNES Classic and, while rocking the same games line-up, has a different physical design, replicating the chunkier American-edition of the classic console.

The Japanese edition of the Nintendo SNES Classic Mini on the other hand looks the same physically, however boasts the traditional Super Famicom name and a different line-up of pre-loaded games.

The list of Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom games are as follows:

 ·          Contra 3: The Alien Wars

 ·          Donkey Kong Country

 ·          F-Zero

 ·          Final Fantasy 6

 ·          Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

 ·          Legend of the Mystical Ninja

 ·          Kirby Super Star

 ·          Mega Man X

 ·          Panel de Pon

 ·          Secret of Mana

 ·          Star Fox

 ·          Star Fox 2

 ·          Super Soccer

 ·          Super Ghouls n Ghosts

 ·          Super Mario Kart

 ·          Super Mario RPG

 ·          Super Mario World

 ·          Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

 ·          Super Metroid

 ·          Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers

 ·          The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Key differences in the lineup between the Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom and the Nintendo SNES Classic Mini include the introduction of Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki), Panel de Pon, Super Formation Soccer (aka Super Soccer), and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini pre-order options

Many retailers haven't put up their pre-orders yet, however, both GAME and Amazon UK already have the system listed for pre-order at £79.99. The official Nintendo Store is also running a sign up for those interesting in pre-ordering the system. Simply sign up with an email address to then get an alert as soon as the system goes live on the official store for purchase. As more retailers go live with their pre-orders we will link in to them here, so be sure to keep checking back in periodically over the next couple of weeks.

More information about the Nintendo SNES Classic Mini can be found on the system's official webpage.

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