The SNES Classic is finally out, so today we’re going to take a look at some of the games that make this tiny retro device worth buying.
Releasing in 1995, Earthbound never really made much of an immediate impact. Earthbound is more like a fine wine, getting better and better with age. Starring everyone's favorite Super Smash Bros. character (ok, maybe he’s just my favorite), Ness, this game is a hidden gem that every RPG fan absolutely needs to play.
Super Mario World
Unlike Earthbound, Super Mario World is not what anyone would call a hidden gem. The game came out in 1991 and was the first Mario title to feature everyone’s favorite dinosaur, Yoshi. Super Mario World remains my favorite SNES title, and it’s addition to the SNES Classic is not surprising at all.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was arguably the best Zelda game for almost 25 years until Breath of the Wild was released on the Switch. While the game may be a quarter of a century old, it is a timeless classic that is just as fun to play now as it was when it first came out.
Super Mario Kart
The SNES Classic’s mission statement is that “SNES games are simple, but still wildly fun”, and what better game to showcase that than the original Super Mario Kart? There are very few people out there that are not familiar with the Mario Kart franchise. Heck, even my dad, who almost never plays video games, begged me to let him borrow my Switch so he could play Mario Kart 8. There is no better way to honor such a great franchise than by playing the game that started it all.
BONUS: Star Fox 2
The sequel to the original Star Fox game was originally supposed to come out in 1995, but it was canceled shortly before release. Now, fans of Fox McCloud can enjoy a brand new adventure over 20 years in the making thanks to Nintendo’s decision to resurrect the game. While the game may not be perfect, it’s definitely one to check out.
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