Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition this week to everybody’s surprise, post-E3, which was more surprising. The follow-up to the NES Classic Edition comes bearing 20 classic Super Nintendo titles, as well as one never-before-released game, Star Fox 2, which was cancelled 22 years ago and never saw the light of day. Nintendo is making Star Fox fans do some work before they try it out; in order to unlock Star Fox 2, players must complete the first level of the original Star Fox.
These 21 titles will all be pre-loaded onto the SNES classic edition once it launches in September. Pre-orders have already been going like hot cakes, so If you wanted to buy one, good luck. Nintendo has also mentioned the fact that they only plan on selling the SNES Classic Edition through the end of the year.
It’s been a while since we’ve played a lot of these titles, so we decided to hunt down some of the weirdest facts and trivia about all of the games on the miniature console. Small tidbits of information that you never knew about; facts that go under the radar and might not be as well-known as other facts. Lets go through all of the 21 Super Nintendo games and check out the secrets and hidden mysteries behind each and every one of them.
Why was Earthbound named Earthbound for western audiences? Why was Star Fox 2 cancelled back in the 90’s? And what’s up with the confusing titles that are Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy VI? These are the hard-hitting questions that we will be uncovering in this list. The SNES Classic Edition is coming out in 3 months, so you best prepare yourself with all of this knowledge, so that you’re ready to play each and every game on the miniature console come this September.
Enjoy our list of things you didn’t know about the SNES Classic’s games!
CONTRA III: THE ALIEN WARS
The box art for the game in Japan featured a redrawn picture of the famous actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his pose from the movie 'Raw Deal' which came out in 1986, six years prior to the release of Alien Wars. We're sure there was a reason why the box art was changed for other territories.