Nintendo should release a SNES Classic Edition
When it comes to classic video game consoles, the SNES is my favorite one. The Sega Mega Drive / Genesis comes a good second running my all-time favorite games Shining Force I and II of that generation.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was the console of its generation thanks to the iconic games that Nintendo and third-parties like Konami, Capcom and Square -- oh, what have you become -- have released for the console.
The success of the NES Classic Edition, it sold out in no time and demand is higher than Nintendo expected, should pave the way for a SNES Classic Edition.
I never really played on the NES, and while games are certainly popular to this day, I prefer the 16-bit era thanks to better graphics, sound, and arguably also gameplay.
The classic NES collection sold well. Mostly probably to gamers from around the world who played the NES in their childhood, but probably also as gifts and of course to resell the consoles on eBay and other marketplaces for profit.
It is my firm believe that Nintendo would be able to sell more SNES consoles than NES. A classic SNES would certainly be more expensive than the NES. Considering that you still pay a hundred and more Dollars for a classic SNES console on eBay and a couple of games for it, and even hundreds of Dollars for rare games, it would still be a bargain if the console would ship with a good selection of games.
What I'd like to see? Glad you asked. Before I go over the games, I'd like to emphasize that the console should come with an option to connect a multitap for four player (five actually) support just like the original. This is more expensive and all, but if you have ever played a four player game of Mario Kart on a tiny screen, you know how enjoyable gaming can be.
This is my personal selection. I lean heavy on the RPG side of things, and less so on action games. Nintendo would probably go the action route more than RPG, shoot'em up or fighting, but one can hope, right?
- Bahamut Lagoon (saw no release outside Japan)
- Breath of Fire
- Breath of Fire II
- Castlevania IV
- Cho Aniki (just for the laughs)
- Chrono Trigger
- Donkey Kong Country 1-3
- Fatal Fury: King of Fighters
- Final Fantasy II and III
- Final Fight 1-3
- Fire Emblem Genealogy of Holy War (saw no release outside Japan)
- Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (saw no release outside Japan)
- Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem (saw no release outside Japan)
- Gradius III
- Harvest Moon
- Mortal Kombat II
- Ogre Battle
- R-Type III: The third Lightning
- Secret of Evermore
- Secret of Mana
- Seiken Densetsu 3 (saw no release outside Japan)
- Star Ocean (saw no release outside Japan)
- Street Figher II Turbo
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Super Metroid
- Super Star Wars
- Super Turrican 2
- Tales of Phantasia (saw no release outside Japan)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
If you had to buy the games and a SNEs console right now, you probably spend upwards of 1000 Dollars for all of it provided that you can find them all in first place.
I'd preorder a SNES Classic Edition even if only some of the games listed above would be included. I'd hope Nintendo would make it extensible, so that it can release cartridges with multiple games on it as add-ons.
Now You: What about you? Did you buy the NES Classic Edition or want to? Would you buy a SNES Classic Edition?Advertisement