Hot on the heals of 2016's excellent NES Classic Mini is the obvious SNES Classic Mini, or Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System if you want the full name.
Fully loaded with 21 games (including never before seen Star Fox 2), the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition system has the original design of the 90s home console classic, only (much) smaller, and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The console is powered via USB cable (also included) so you don't need a separate power socket assuming your TV has USB.
Where To Buy SNES Classic Mini
Stock for the SNES Classic Mini has typically been hard to find, however Nintendo have confirmed on multiple occasions that stock will continue to arrive in the US and Europe on a continual basis. We'll do our best to keep this page up to date with the latest availability.
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SNES Classic Mini Sales Figures
The mini console has been a huge success for Nintendo, selling well over 2 million units in just over a month, we're expecting to see the device continue to easily sell through it's stock at least until early 2018.
Stock was a massive issue for the previous NES Classic Mini and Nintendo were heavily criticised for the situation. Thankfully things seem to be better this time around as the SNES Classic Mini has already outsold NES Classic Mini.
About SNES Classic Mini
We gave the SNES Classic Mini a full hardware review and proclaimed it to be "The Perfect Link To The Past":
The fact that this machine is also the first place you'll officially be able to play Star Fox 2 is the icing on the cake. While the famously canned 3D epic would arguably made more of an impact back in the mid-'90s, its open-ended structure and slew of interesting gameplay ideas – some of which have been appropriated by subsequent sequels – makes it fascinating from both a historical and gameplay perspective; we dare say that for many Nintendo fans, it's worth the price of admission alone just to play it. Even if you have no interest in Star Fox 2's place in Nintendo's history, the SNES Classic is a wonderful little console which deserves to find its way beneath your TV, alongside the equally likable NES Classic – assuming Nintendo keeps its word and creates enough units to satisfy demand, of course.
The console itself is actually using the same under the hood hardware as the NES Classic Mini, which has lead to the inevitable ability to hack your own set of games onto the system to play on your TV, naughty!
SNES Classic Mini Games Line Up
The SNES Classic comes preloaded with 21 Super Nintendo games, 20 of which are available from the moment you boot it up. To access the 21st game – Star Fox 2 – you have to beat the opening level on the original Star Fox.
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III / VI
- 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
- Super Castlevania IV
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
If you decide to order to Japanese version of the Super Nintendo, the Super Famicom Edition, then EarthBound, Kirby's Dream Course, Super Castlevania IV, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting and Super Punch-Out!! are replaced by Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Super Formation Soccer, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja / Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki, Panel de Pon and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers.