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Our Super NES Classic wishlist (The 3:59, Ep. 247)

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Sherri Watson | 28 June, 2017, 01:13

Add Nintendo to the list of companies capitalizing on '90s nostalgia.

Nearly 27 years after its original release, the Super Nintendo will be back on the shelves, along with 20 classic games and one surprise.

Nintendo has officially announced the release of the SNES Classic. Also, the NES Classic Edition featured 30 classic video games.

Other games that will come with the SNES Classic include Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter II, Donkey Kong Country and Mega Man X.

Retailing at $79, the console will be released on September 29th with shipments planned until the end of the year.

Even still, the gameplay mechanics hidden away in Star Fox 2 captured the imagination of fans across the following decades and now, 22 years later, the game is finally seeing an official release via the SNES Classic Edition. The release of this finished, but never before released, game surprised and excited many, but probably none more so than Dylan Cuthbert, who programmed Star Fox 2 back in 1995.

The SNES Classic is already destined to be a smash hit this holiday season, but time will tell if Nintendo has learned from their mistakes with the NES Classic. That's bound to happen when making a classic version of a system with a library of games the size of the SNES.

In a statement to games website Polygon, Nintendo tried to assuage fears that it would not have enough SNES mini consoles available.

With "sold out" signs already popping up on SNES Mini listings at major online retailers, Nintendo is hoping to ease any worries that history will repeat the short term. Unfortunately, it looks like the SNES Classic Edition will be a "limited edition" in more ways than one. The two controllers are to make the Classic Edition's multiplayer games playable right out of the box.

Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, has also been a hit with consumers.