The SNES Classic Edition is out on Sept. 29, Nintendo of America announced. The box will include 21 games on it for $79.99, giving it a smaller library than the discontinued NES Classic for $10 more.

Of the games included on the SNES Classic Edition — EarthBound, Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past among them — there’s one never-before-released title in the mix. Star Fox 2, which has been widely available as a ROM, never actually made it out onto the Super Nintendo. It was canceled before its official release.

That game won’t be available to play from the start, however. Players will have to unlock it through playing the original Star Fox game, also included with the SNES Classic Edition system.

The SNES Classic Edition box.

It shouldn’t be too difficult, however; Nintendo notes on the system’s website that they’ll only have to play the first level of Star Fox.

The full list of games can be found in the image below:


The SNES Classic Edition replaces the NES Classic Edition, the smash hit that launched last fall. Nintendo stopped manufacturing the system this spring for reasons unknown; we speculated then that a possible SNES Classic Edition was among them.

Source: Polygon