Everything old is new again -- at least, that certainly seems to be the case with Nintendo's classic consoles. Following up on from the phenomenal success of its hand-sized Nintendo Entertainment System: Classic Edition, the Japanese gaming company has recently announced that it is upping production on the equally diminutive Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Classic Edition, which is due to hit the U.S. on September 29.
Best of all, the SNES Classic boasts a never-before released title among its 21 pre-loaded games: Starfox 2.
A sequel to the legendary 1993 rail shooter Star Fox, Star Fox 2 was developed for the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but its much-anticipated release was cancelled in 1995 due in part to the imminent arrival of the newer Nintendo 64 console and to avoid unfavourable comparisons with games on the more powerful original PlayStation.
The Classic Edition SNES also features smash-hit games Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. It comes with two wired controllers and can be plugged directly into modern TVs via a provided HDMI cable.
With a suggested retail price of $79.99 US, the SNES offers the perfect holiday gift for nostalgic parents and budget-conscious gamers alike.