The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was my favorite console as a kid. I was so fortunate to play some of the greatest games Nintendo ever created during the 90s. Games like Super Mario Bros. All Stars Edition, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Mega Man X were what made the SNES such a timeless console. Some of these games are so good that they are even better than some of the new titles out now (I’d bring out my SNES over playing games on the PS4 ANY day!).
Lately Nintendo has been riding the wave of success with the Nintendo Switch released in March. The Nintendo Switch has been selling out like crazy and they’re expecting to hit major sales during the holiday season. As an added bonus, that’s just one of many surprises Nintendo has up their sleeves for this year.
Nintendo recently announced that a SNES Classic Edition is coming out this fall! The SNES Classic Edition, similar to the NES version, will feature over 21 titles pre-installed inside the console. Some of the nostalgic titles being pre-installed include EarthBound, Donkey Kong Country, Star Fox, Super Punch-Out, Yoshi’s Island, and much more. 90s gamers will have to be patient because the SNES classic edition hits the shelves on September 29th at $79.99.
As an added bonus, Nintendo will include the unreleased title Star Fox 2 to the mix. Star Fox 2 was the sequel to Star Fox that was created for the console, but was never released to the public. So not only will 90s gamers get to replay the nostalgic title on the SNES, but they’ll FINALLY get to play Star Fox 2 this fall!
What’s intriguing is that this isn’t the first time Nintendo pushed this branding strategy out to their audience. Nintendo saw major success with their NES Classic Edition (read more about that here) during the holiday season last year. 80s/90s nostalgic gamers rushed to the stores to snag their NES Mini console. It was a brilliant strategy to keep Millennial/Gen X gamers back into the mix.
This was so exciting to hear! I loved playing games on the SNES and it’s going to be so great to be able to play them again. It’s been hard to pencil in time to play some video games (what with my busy schedule and all!), but I would definitely go back to playing the system again. The SNES console was what made Nintendo take off as an amazing video game brand. Sure, the Nintendo Switch has been doing fantastic so far this year, but I always think back to the golden years with the SNES.
I consider myself a 90s gamer and am really looking forward to seeing the SNES Classic Edition in stores this fall. Hopefully I’ll find the time and money to get the console to relive the golden years of video gaming. The Nintendo Switch may be out now, but I’m holding off for the Super Mario Odyssey game coming out in the winter (it’s pretty much one of the ONLY reasons for why I’d get the Nintendo Switch!). Either way, we can all look forward to playing the nostalgic 90s titles once the SNES Classic Edition hits stores everywhere.
Be sure to look out for the SNES Classic Edition when it releases on September 29th!