Everything you need to know about the Classic Mini SNES!

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About the SNES Classic Mini

With the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (or Classic Mini SNES), Nintendo has taken one of the most loved game consoles of the 90s, shrunk it down to palm-size, and pre-loaded it with 21 games!

Those games include best-selling classics such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, F-ZERO and Secret of Mana. But there’s also a couple of surprises in the form of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - which was never released in Europe, and Star Fox 2 - which was never released anywhere in the world! You can access Star Fox 2 on completion of the first level of the original Star Fox (or as it was known in the UK - Starwing).

Gamers with fond memories of multiplayer sessions on the original SNES will pleased to learn that the new mini version actually comes packaged with two controllers - again faithful in design to the 90s versions. Games offering multiplayer action include Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and Contra III: The Alien Wars.

In addition to two wired controllers, the SNES Classic Mini also comes with a HDMI cable which allows it to be connected to modern TVs, and a USB power cable which can either be plugged into a TV USB port or used with most tablet or smartphone USB power adapters.

What games does it come with?

The UK (European) version of the Super NES Classic Mini comes loaded with the following 21 games:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • 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!!
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Yoshi's Island

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will it be released?

A. The official European release date for the Nintendo Classic Mini SNES is the 29th of September 2017.

Q. How much does it cost?

A. The SNES Mini is priced at £69.99, however some retailers are selling it for as much as £84.99.

Q. Does it have a cartridge slot?

A. No, unlike the original Super Nintendo, this mini version does not have a cartridge slot.

Q. How many controllers does it come with?

A. Nintendo's classic mini SNES comes with two controllers.

Q. How long are the controller cables?

A. The cables on the SNES Mini's controllers are five feet long - considerably longer than the ones on the NES Mini's controllers.

Q. Is a power adapter included?

No, a power adapter is not included. However, you can power the console via a USB port on your TV (a USB cable is included). Most tablet and smartphone adapters will also be compatible.

Q. How does it connect to my TV?

A. The SNES mini can be plugged into any modern TV using the included HDMI cable.

Q. How many games does it come with?

A. 21 games are pre-loaded on the Super Nintendo Classic Mini.

Q. What ages is it suitable for?

A. The Super NES Mini has a PEGI Rating of 12 years.

Q. Why is it so selling out so quickly?

A. Nostalgia for the original SNES, the fact that Nintendo discontinued its predecessor (the classic NES) after just six months, and the number of scalpers looking to take advantage of a hot product are all contributing factors for the SNES Mini's current scarcity.

Q. Who created this website?

A. I did! My name is Paul Dixon and I'm a retro game-loving web designer based in Lancashire UK.

Q. I have a question that hasn’t been answered, how can I ask it?

A. You can leave questions in the comment section below.

Buying Tips

If you haven't managed to snag a SNES Classic Mini yet, follow these 5 simple tips to increase your chances:

1. Bookmark this website so you can quickly check retailers for stock.

2. Follow these retailers on Twitter - they often Tweet when they have pre-orders available.

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4. If you have an Amazon account, enable one-click purchasing - it makes pre-ordering super fast!

5. Ask about pre-orders in your local GAME store - they have continued to offer pre-orders even when their website hasn't.

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  1. Managed to order a mini snes from Tesco thanks to the man behind this site! Wouldn’t have stood a chance without his great updates.

  2. No official option for more than 2 players, and haven’t heard of anyone managing to have more then 2 players unofficially either.

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