The retro hits just keep on coming! Nintendo has been banking on our love for nostalgia lately reviving tons of classic games and consoles. Late last year they released a limited production run of the NES classic that had about 30 installed classic NES games and included 1 retro controller. They were next to impossible to purchase selling out almost instantly everywhere and even bringing Amazon’s servers to a crawl. I guess the next console in the progression of things is the SNES Classic!
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SNES Classic launching later this year:
Looks like we will be able to purchase this closer to the end of the year, sometime late September. This time around however the unit will include two controllers and will have an $80 price point.
Games will include:
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Metroid
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Punch-Out
- Super Castlevania IV
- Donkey Kong Country
- Mega Man X
- Kirby Super Star
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Star Fox
- Yoshi’s Island
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Secret of Mana
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Star Fox 2 <- Never released?
At under $4 per game you can’t beat the value, and they are some of the best games Super Nintendo had to offer. I think the best part of these retro consoles is they give the younger generations a chance to experience these games on modern (easy to setup) hardware. Not everyone is like me and would prefer to configure an emulator on a Raspberry Pi.
Into Retro Consoles?
NES Classic Edition – (If you can find one)
Atari Flashback 6 – $70
Atari Flashback 7 -$80
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