The SNES Mini Classic launches locally on September 29, priced at R1249

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Last year’s NES Mini Classic console was an absolute 8bit treat that could fit into your hand. Packed with classics, the console was a hit and sold out pretty quickly thanks to nostalgia-mania running wild brother. This year, Nintendo is releasing a pint-sized version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that follows the same formula as its predecessor.

Announced earlier in the year, fans have been waiting for a local release date and pricing. Here it is, according to Raru: September 29, for 1249 of your Randelas. That’s a tad bit pricier than the NES Mini Classic, although you know exactly who to blame for it. As a reminder, here’s the list of games that you’ll find on it when it arrives:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars™Donkey Kong Country™
  • EarthBound™
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO™
  • Kirby™ Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course™
  • The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
  • Mega Man® X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox™
  • Star Fox™ 2
  • Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV™
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
  • Super Mario Kart™
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
  • Super Mario World™
  • Super Metroid™
  • Super Punch-Out!!™
  • Yoshi’s Island™

Stock is limited to one per person, and will probably sell out soon enough. Maybe. Or maybe this time Nintendo actually makes a few more of the devices, to help halt the spread of rampant eBay scalping this time.

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Last Updated: July 12, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • I was stressing so much about missing the pre orders on this thing.

  • Looking at the hype on this news, its pretty clear the old school retro gamers are few in numbers these days.

    • Or broke this month, thanks to the bad timing for this announcement.

      • We kinda knew it was close when the US went kaboom on pre order day for their version.

      • Viper_ZA

        Now where is the overdraft when required? 🙂

    • Skyblue

      Would love to get one to add to my collection but I’ve become a firm believer in digital storage over physical as there is far less clutter and more money in my bank account… no, not really, I’m broke AF just like everyone else in Zuptania.

  • Magoo

    Charge what they’ll pay I suppose.

  • Hammersteyn

    Yeah…. no, already bought FF15 from the PS sale this month.

    • Shame, hahahaha

    • The “hold circle to play the game” FF? xD

      • No,the boy band one hahaha

      • Hammersteyn

        Not sore, haven’t played it yet XD

        • Good story, silly game play 😛

  • Jonathan van de Wouw

    Pre-order done! Skipped the NES mini cos 8-bit if fun for a short while but we totally missed out on this as kids

  • Man I want one.

  • WickedMONK3Y

    Pre-ordered !! Been waiting for this… now if only I could find a second controller for the NES Mini Classic I bought, that seems to be as hard to find as the damn console was itself before it vanished 😛

    • Viper_ZA

      Have a “spare” waiting to accumulate in value then sell off MAYBE in 20 years? Haha, until Nintendo does a new “re-release” and stuffs up that idea good and proper.

  • Original Heretic

    Pre-ordered!!
    This is going to be my son’s birthday present. Booyah!

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