Last Updated on May 16, 2020 by Bryan Fiveash
The Super Nintendo Classic Edition is here!
September 29, 2017 was a fun day for me. For the second time in my life, I got to bring home a brand new Super Nintendo from the store! This time was way more fun, as I get to share the fun of the Super Nintendo with my kids.
This tiny Super Nintendo looks just like the original, and even has similar functions, such as the usable power and reset switches. Other former functions, such as the cartridge slot and the eject button are just for looks on the Classic console.
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The original-looking front controller ports are actually a faux front; it pops open to reveal two redesigned ports to fit Wii-like connectors.
Aside from those redesigned connectors and slightly textured plastic, the controllers are nearly identical to the originals, all the way down to the feel of the buttons as they are pushed. Thankfully, Nintendo decided to include two controllers with longer cords this time around, but the cords are still too short for me. I guess in time we’ll need to purchase cord extensions.
The Super Nintendo Classic Edition is also compatible with the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro.
Super Nintendo Classic Edition Gameplay
For me, game play is most important. I’ve downloaded several Super Nintendo games on my Wii, and while it’s cool to play them again, they just don’t feel the same. However, playing them on the Super Nintendo Classic Edition is just like playing the originals.
The button timing and sensitivity feels exact, and that definitely enhances the experience for me. For those concerned about the look of these old games on large flat screen TVs, Nintendo has included three different visual settings to choose from. I prefer the original tube TV look of the CRT filter mode. The other two modes provide crisper graphics.
Is it worth it to buy the Super Nintendo Classic Edition? YES! Playing 20 awesome games again, along with the previously unreleased Star Fox 2, is more than enough reason to pay the ridiculously cheap price of $79.99.
Plus you get to play them on your flat screen TV with great video quality (HDMI), and with the nostalgic feel of near-original controllers.
Super Nintendo Classic Edition Games
Here’s what you get to play:
- 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
- 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
Got a Super Nintendo Classic Edition? Leave us a comment below and tell us how you like it!
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