The wait is finally over. Well, kind of. Nintendo just announced that they will be releasing the Super NES Classic in September. I feel like we already knew it was coming, but maybe the date was a bit fuzzy. Honestly, I’m super excited about it? Mostly because it makes me wax nostalgic. Which, honestly isn’t like me. Sure, I enjoy some things from my childhood, but overall, these kinds of things generally don’t phase me. But for some reason, I have a really big soft spot for Nintendo. I grew up when Nintendo was just getting big. In my house we had the NES and then the Super NES. We didn’t have a lot of games, but I fell in love with the Mario games and for some reason, I just can’t shake them.
That being said, I might consider this a must purchase in the fall. I say might because I doubt I’ll have more time than I do now, so there’s a good chance I won’t buy one. But deep down I will want to. And I might even convince myself that I “need” it. But I’ve still got time. As for you though, I think you should go out and by one. No, I don’t work for Nintendo. I just think that it’s a great remake that everyone should have. Again, I grew up with the system, so for me it’s a cornerstone of my childhood. It was the technology to have. By today’s standards, the graphics were horrible and the system itself was huge. But it was amazing for what it was.
Let me get down into the details now. The Super NES will be ready for purchase on September 29. A mere 3 months away. And if you live in the United States, it’s only going to cost you $80. (I saw a post on Twitter that said we could purchase them in Canada for $99.) What is also really cool is that it comes with a never before released version of Star Fox. Who doesn’t remember Star Fox? I think it was one of the games that we had to “rent” from the video store. So it too holds a special place in my heart.
But it doesn’t end there. It also comes with: Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Super Metroid, Mega Man X, Yoshi’s Island. Technically, it comes with 18 additional games, which is nothing to laugh at. All things considered, this is kind of a deal. Nintendo could have charged way more for this and cashed in on the nostalgia factor alone. But they’re keeping the cost down and putting in a lot of value. I think though, that the fact that the technology is so old, you’re not getting the same kind of thing out of today’s games or gaming system. You aren’t, after all, getting PS4 quality games, or even that level of system.
I do love this idea though. I think it will appeal to my generation, if nothing else. Nintendo released a NES last year, but sold out rather quickly. I wonder if this will be the same? I also wonder if they will keep the Super NES in stock, or just sell it over the holidays? I honestly think that it’s something that people will continue to buy. Maybe not en mass, but I do think there is a market for these kinds of things. Even if it is to fan girls like me.