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The Super NES Classic Edition (also known as SNES Mini) is a dedicated home video game console. It was released in 2017 by Nintendo. It is the successor to the NES Classic Edition and emulates the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The console comes with two controllers. The cables of the controllers are 1.4 meter long.


The console features 720p HDMI display output and controllers that are similar to the original SNES controller. The console also includes an emulation engine developed by Nintendo European Research and Development.

New features and differences compared to the NES Mini

  • It is possible to rewind the gameplay by up to 1 minute.
  • There are 11 border arts.
  • The console comes with two controllers.
  • The controllers have longer cables (1.4 m vs 0.7 m).


21 games are pre-installed on the SNES Mini. It is the first time that Starfox 2 is officialy playable. The games vary between regions. Officially, there is no possibility to add games, But it is possible to hack the console to get more games.

List of games

Games NA/PAL Japan
Contra III: The Alien Wars Yes Yes
Donkey Kong Country Yes Yes
EarthBound Yes No
F-Zero Yes Yes
Final Fantasy VI Yes Yes
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem No Yes
Kirby Super Star Yes Yes
Kirby's Dream Course Yes No
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja No Yes
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Yes Yes
Mega Man X Yes Yes
Panel de Pon No Yes
Secret of Mana Yes Yes
Star Fox Yes Yes
Star Fox 2 Yes Yes
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Yes No
Super Castlevania IV Yes No
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Yes Yes
Super Mario Kart Yes Yes
Super Mario RPG Yes Yes
Super Mario World Yes Yes
Super Metroid Yes Yes
Super Punch-Out!! Yes No
Super Soccer No Yes
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers No Yes
Yoshi's Island Yes Yes



Nintendo said that there are no plans for a Nintendo 64 Classic Mini. Doug Bowser, President of Nintendo of America, said that "Our focus right now is absolutely on our dedicated platforms such as Nintendo Switch Lite and our flagship Nintendo Switch." Reggie Fils-Aimé said "For us, these were limited time opportunities that were a way for us as a business to bridge from the conclusion of Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch. That was the very strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system."

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