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Holy Crap! The SNES Classic Is Awesome!

Are you as excited about the Super Nintendo Classic as we are? We can’t wait to get this beauty in our hands! If you haven’t heard yet, Nintendo is releasing a Mini Super Nintendo with 21 games and will become available on September 29, 2017. You can find the official page here. Let’s take a look at the games to get a feel for why you need this in your life.

Super Mario World

This expansion of the basic Super Mario formula introduced the gaming world to Yoshi, that lovable dinosaur that has remained popular even now.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

In this late-period masterpiece, you play as Yoshi trying to rescue baby Mario from baby Bowser. While his crying is definitely annoying, this game is otherwise flawless.

Super Mario Kart

This genre-defining classic has been updated and changed through the years, but the original remains a blast to play even now.

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past

Some still swear that this is the greatest Zelda game ever made. We’re definitely not going to argue with that opinion, as it remains a stunning accomplishment.

F-Zero

While not as popular as Super Mario Kart, this futuristic racing game is still a classic that deserves to be replayed multiple times.

Super Metroid

An expansion and perfection of the Metroid formula, we have all pumped countless hours into this fun and expansive game.

Street Fighter II: Turbo

The definitive SNES version of this arcade classic remains a fun and engrossing game even now.

Super Punch-Out!!

The first-person perspective of this update of the NES classic is closer to the original arcade game and just as fun.

Donkey Kong Country

This redefinition of Donkey Kong had incredible graphics that still hold up and deep gameplay that is still enjoyable.

Mega Man X

Breaking away from the old-school NES Mega Man gameplay style, this game is bolder, flashier, and just as hard and fun as the NES classics.

Kirby Super Star

An incredibly fun collection of mini-games that are diverse, engaging, and which still hold up in an era that is flush with excessive mini-game style compilations.

Super Castlevania IV

Bar none, the best side-scrolling version of Castlevania. This was before “Symphony of the Night” added Metroid-style exploration.

Final Fantasy III

Nothing less than a masterpiece of the role-playing genre, this game helped to popularize this genre and bring it to the American masses.

Kirby’s Dream Course

Miniature golf done the Kirby way, this surprisingly fun game is a great addition to the console.

Super Mario RPG

A stunning and surprising game at the time, it is still a fun, easy-going, and surprisingly deep role-playing game.

Secret of Mana

An underrated classic that gave players the chance to explore rich environments and save the world from evil.

Earthbound

A cult classic that costs thousands of dollars in the real world, this may be the first chance many players get to experience this game.

Contra III: The Alien Wars

An explosive and high-octane action game that perfected the Contra formula and which served as the foundation for all of the later sequels.

Super Ghouls and Ghosts

Slightly easier and more beautiful than Ghosts and Goblins, this SNES sequel is still plenty hard to master.

Star Fox

First-person shooting excitement in a three-dimensional environment, Star Fox blew our minds back then and is still a lot of fun to play today.

Star Fox II

This never-before-released sequel expands on the original game’s formula and makes it an even more engrossing and unforgettable experience.

Sadly, this system has already been sold out in pre-order and may be hard to get on opening day. That said, we still found a system by standing in line at our favorite game shop and waiting. It is definitely worth the trouble.

 

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