Nintendo Reveals Classic Mini Super Famicom for Japan
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nintendo announced on Tuesday that the company will release a Classic Mini Super Family Computer (officially abbreviated as Minisufami) in Japan on October 5. The mini version of the '90s-era console will come with two controllers and 21 pre-loaded games, including Star Fox 2, which was created during the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System era but never released.
In addition to Star Fox 2, the console includes:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars (Contra Spirits)
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce)
- Super Metroid
- Super Street Fighter II
- Super Soccer (Super Formation Soccer)
- Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo
- Panel de Pon
- The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki)
- Donkey Kong Country (Super Donkey Kong)
- Mega Man X (Rockman X)
- Kirby Super Star (Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe)
- Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI)
- Star Fox
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2)
- Super Ghosts 'n Ghouls (Chō Makai Mura)
The suggested retail price for the console is 7,980 yen (about US$71).
Nintendo of America and Europe will release a similar Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic Edition (the version of the console for territories outside Japan) console — but with different games — on September 29 with a suggested retail price of US$79.99.
Nintendo previously released a Classic Edition for its Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the West and an equivalent Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan last November. Nintendo had shipped over 1.5 million units of the console worldwide as of the end of January, and the high demand for the product created shortages. Nintendo of America ended shipments for the console in April and apologized for the lack of availability, noting that it added extra shipments but the Classic Edition was not intended to be an "ongoing, long-term product." Shipments of the Famicom Classic also ended in Japan, though the company noted it was temporary.
[Via Hachima Kikō]