Choice, choices...

The Japanese version of the SNES Classic Mini - the Super Famicom Mini - has recently launched in Japan, and it differs from the western version by offering Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemThe Legend of the Mystical Ninja / Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu EmakiPanel de Pon and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers in place of EarthBound, Kirby's Dream Course, Super Castlevania IV, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting and Super Punch-Out!!.

However, despite tailoring the release to the whims of the region, it's inevitable that this revised line-up won't be to everyone's satisfaction. Famitsu magazine asked a whole bunch of respected Japanese game developers which title they'd like to have seen included on the console, and the results are quite interesting.

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya picks Cybernator - known in Japan as Assault Suit Valken - while Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino lists Another World / Out of this World / Outer World as his choice. ActRaiser, Pilotwings and (ironically) EarthBound also get votes, the latter being a title that made it onto the SNES Mini, but not the Super Famciom Mini. The Pokémon Company's Tsunekazu Ishihara selects the unreleased Sound Fantasy, while Spike Chunsoft's Kazutaka Kodaka and Yoshinori Terasawa were a bit cheeky and picked more than one game. Tut tut.

  • Daisuke Ishiwatari (Arc System Works) - Otogiriso
  • Toshimichi Mori (Arc System Works) - Xardion
  • Katsura Hashino (Atlus) - R-Type III
  • Kazuyuki Yamai (Atlus) - ActRaiser
  • Shintaro Kojima (Capcom) - Umihara Kawase
  • Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Capcom) - International Superstar Soccer 
  • Ryozo Tsujimoto (Capcom) - EarthBound
  • Kaname Fujioka (Capcom) - EarthBound
  • Kenichi Ogasawara (Tecmo Koei) - Tactics Ogre
  • Keisuke Kikuchi (Tecmo Koei) - Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer
  • Tomokazu Takeda (Tecmo Koei) - Torneko no Daiboken: Fushigi no Dungeon
  • Yosuke Hayashi (Tecmo Koei) - ActRaiser
  • Hiroshi Matsuyama (CyberConnect2) - Chrono Trigger
  • Ryutaro Ichimura (Square Enix) - Front Mission
  • Yoshinori Kitase (Square Enix) - Sim City 
  • Yosuke Saito (Square Enix) - Wonder Project J: Kikai no Shonen Pino
  • Naoki Yoshida (Square Enix) - Tactics Ogre
  • Kotaro Uchikoshi (Spike Chunsoft) - Banshee’s Last Cry
  • Kazutaka Kodaka (Spike Chunsoft) - Romancing SaGa 2, Marvel Super Heroes In War of the Gems, SOS
  • Yoshinori Terasawa (Spike Chunsoft) - Super Fire Pro Wrestling, Pilot Wings, Sim City, and nine more games
  • Yosuke Okunari (Sega) - Otogiriso
  • Toshihiro Nagoshi (Sega) - Pilotwings 
  • Mizuki Hosoyamada (Sega) - Super Puyo Puyo 
  • Masahiro Sakurai (Sora) - Gradius III
  • Yozo Sakagami (Namco Bandai) - Sim City 
  • Yusuke Tomizawa (Namco Bandai) - Cybernator
  • Katsuhiro Harada (Namco Bandai) - Super Momotaro Dentetsu II
  • Atsushi Inaba (Platinum Games) - Chrono Trigger
  • Hideki Kamiya (Platinum Games) - Cybernator
  • Masataka Matsuura (FuRyu) - Bounty Sword
  • Tsunekazu Ishihara (The Pokémon Company) - Sound Fantasy (never released)
  • Kenichiro Takaki (Marvelous) - ActRaiser
  • Yoshifumi Hashimoto (Marvelous) - Space Megaforce
  • Chiyomaru Shikura (MAGES) - Pilotwings
  • Akihiro Hino (Level-5) - Out of This World

What do you make of this wish list? Are there any on there that you'd personally liked to have seen on the SNES Mini? Leave a comment and tell us.