7 Things to Know About the New Nintendo SNES Classic

Itching to relive some of the classics and maybe share them with your kids? Nintendo’s coming release offers fans a trip back in time.

It’s official: Nintendo has announced the release of the Super NES Classic Edition entertainment system.

The company says that the system is being aimed at two groups: younger fans who love Nintendo games but have never had the chance to play the Super NES and some of the “best Nintendo games” ever, as it was all released before their time, and adults (maybe their parents) who remember it all with joy-those who may like to “relive some of their favourite retro classics with family and friends.”

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Sounds like fun. Here are 7 things to know about the upcoming SNES Classic:

1) It’s a Tiny Version of the Super Nintendo

SNES Classic comes as a smaller version of the Super Nintendo first released back in 1990, with loads of pre-installed games to keep you busy at all hours.

2) It’s Coming This Fall

The official release date of the system in Canada is set for September 29th, 2017. Get ready and start your engines to storm the doors.

3) It’s Priced Under $100

The SNES Classic is going to be sold for $99 in Canada, so with tax it will actually take you over $100. The ticket price is under, though. Can’t say it’s not a good deal!

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4) It Comes With 2 Controllers

The system is said to come with two classic SNES controllers, differing from the NES which comes with only one gamepad in the box. Double fun!

5) The Cord is Longer

This isn’t such a big deal, but it may be if you found the original cord to be way too short. The SNES Classic controller cord is said to be about 2 feet longer than the NES Classic’s controller.

6) It Comes Loaded With Your Favourites

The system will come with 21 pre-installed games including titles such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Final Fantasy III, as well as other uber-popular games.

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7) It’s Still Easy to Use

Just like the NES Classic system, the SNES Classic edition works by being connected to an HD TV via an HDMI cable. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy.

Curious for more? As you visualize yourself dashing out the door on September 29th to grab your spot in line before the store opens, take a moment to check out this list of 21 pre-installed games you will soon be playing:

  • 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

Game on.

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