The Super NES Classic Edition (also known as SNES Mini) is a dedicated home video game console. It was released in 2017 by Nintendo. It is the successor to the NES Classic Edition and emulates the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The console comes with two controllers. The cables of the controllers are 1.5 meters (5 ft) long.
Hardware[change | change source]
The console features 720p HDMI display output and controllers that are similar to the original SNES controller. The console also includes an emulation engine developed by Nintendo European Research and Development.[source?]
New features and differences compared to the NES Mini[change | change source]
- It is possible to rewind the gameplay by up to 1 minute.
- There are 11 border arts.
- The console comes with two controllers.
- The controllers have longer cables (1.4 m vs 0.7 m).
Games[change | change source]
21 games are pre-installed on the SNES Mini. It is the first time that Star Fox 2 is officially playable.[a] The games vary between regions. Officially, there is no possibility to add games, But it is possible to hack the console to get more games.
List of games[change | change source]
Reception[change | change source]
Eurogamer praised the games, the support of 60 Hz and the fact that there are two controllers with longer cables in contrast to the NES Classic Mini. Eurogamer also said that the emulation of the SNES Classic Mini is better than that of the Virtual Console.
Sales[change | change source]
The SNES Mini sold 368,913 copies in the first four days in Japan. In October 2017, it had sold more than 2 million units worldwide. By its fiscal year 2017 report, ending March 31, 2018, the SNES Classic sold more than 5 million times. The NES and SNES Classic editions sold more than 10 million units by September 30, 2018.
Gallery[change | change source]
Opened front side
Front side of the controller
Back side of the controller
Future[change | change source]
Nintendo said that there are no plans for a Nintendo 64 Classic Mini. Doug Bowser, President of Nintendo of America, said that "Our focus right now is absolutely on our dedicated platforms such as Nintendo Switch Lite and our flagship Nintendo Switch." Reggie Fils-Aimé said "For us, these were limited time opportunities that were a way for us as a business to bridge from the conclusion of Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch. That was the very strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system."
Notes[change | change source]
- You have to finish the first level of Star Fox to unlock Star Fox 2.
References[change | change source]
- Linneman, John (2017-10-01). "Nintendo Super NES Classic mini review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
- Romano, Sal (October 11, 2017). "Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom sold 368,913 units within first four days in Japan". Gematsu. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
- Williams, Mike (October 30, 2017). "SNES Classic Sells 2 Million Worldwide, Will Continue Shipping "Moving Forward"". US Gamer. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- Byford, Sam (April 26, 2018). "Nintendo Switch drives staggering 500 percent profit jump". The Verge. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
- Moyse, Chris (October 31, 2018). "NES and SNES Classic consoles pass the 10 million global sales mark". Destructoid. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
- "N64 Mini Could Be The Most Wanted Console Of 2020". Retro Dodo. 2019-12-28. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
- Gilbert, Ben. "Sorry, Nintendo 64 fans: It sounds like Nintendo isn't making a miniature 'Classic Edition' anytime soon". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-06-29.