Everything In The SNES Classic Edition Box And Original Comparison

What’s in the box?


What’s in the box?

We have the Super Nintendo Classic Edition and we’ll show you everything that comes in the box! We also have the original Super Nintendo on hand so you can see the two side-by-side.

This miniature version of the SNES launches on September 29 for $ 80 USD / £70 GBP / $ 100 CAD / $ 120 AUD. It contains 21 pre-loaded games from the original system, including the never-before-released Star Fox 2.

Let’s take a closer look at this reimagination of one of Nintendo’s greatest consoles of all time.



Back of the box


Back of the box

The back of the box will probably evoke plenty of great memories for those who spent hours on the original console. Here you can see every game that’s built into the SNES Classic:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Earthbound
  • Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI in Japan)
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Yoshi’s Island



Instruction Manual


Instruction Manual

The instruction manual will give you some straightforward directions to getting this up and running, but there’s more to it…



Folded Poster


Folded Poster

It folds out as a poster that highlights six games with three screenshots from each: Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Super Mario Kart, Star Fox, F-Zero, and Zelda: A Link to the Past.



SNES Controllers


SNES Controllers

You’ll get two wired controllers that are exactly as you remember them. They have the same button layout, color scheme, size, and feel as the original. At about five feet in length, the cable on these is considerably longer than the NES Classic controllers!



Shoulder Buttons


Shoulder Buttons

Here’s a quick look at the L and R shoulder buttons.



SNES Classic Console


SNES Classic Console

Finally, here’s a look at the console itself. It’s designed identically to the Super Nintendo released in North America, but is much smaller.



Power, Reset, Eject


Power, Reset, Eject

The power and reset buttons work just like they’re supposed to while the eject lever doesn’t do anything (since there aren’t any cartridges to use). It wouldn’t be a SNES without all the original features, even if some are non-functional.



Controller Ports


Controller Ports

The original ports are right up front, but the packaged controllers don’t plug into them. So, what do we do?



Real Controller Ports


Real Controller Ports

Pop the fake ports downward to find the real controller ports! These are the same inputs used on the NES Classic and Wii.



Plugging In


Plugging In

Snap the controller input right in and you’re ready to go! Well, almost…



HDMI Out, DC Power In


HDMI Out, DC Power In

We have to plug in the console through HDMI and use the packaged USB power cable to get it running.



HDMI Cable, AC Adapter, USB Power Cable


HDMI Cable, AC Adapter, USB Power Cable

The essential contents are all right here. You get a four-foot HDMI cable, the AC adapter for USB, and a four-foot mini-USB cable to juice the SNES Classic console.



Bottom Of The Console


Bottom Of The Console

Let’s just look at the bottom really quick. Rubber feet will help keep the console in place.



Beside The Original SNES


Beside The Original SNES

Please, don’t mind the discoloration of our original SNES; it’s been through a lot. Here we can see just how much smaller the SNES Classic is compared to the original.



It’s Cute


It’s Cute

Like a parent and child, the original SNES gives the Classic Edition a piggyback ride!



Can You Tell Which Is The Original?


Can You Tell Which Is The Original?

The controllers packed with the SNES Classic are identical to the originals, almost impossible to tell the two apart. The top one is the Classic Edition gamepad and the bottom one is the original.



Everything You Get


Everything You Get

That’s everything you get in the packaging: the console, two controllers, HDMI cable, AC adapter, USB cable for power, and the instruction manual and poster. But remember, you get 21 games from one of the most important eras in gaming. So, let’s boot this thing up before we go!



Main Menu and UI


Main Menu and UI

The user interface (UI) is designed similar to that of the NES Classic Edition. All the games are on a horizontal scroll and the options bar is on top. You can even pick up right where you left off in games from the main menu.



Are You Getting A SNES Classic?


Are You Getting A SNES Classic?

It’s a bit tough to get your hands on the SNES Classic if you haven’t pre-ordered it, but it’ll be available on September 29 for $ 80 USD. Stick around for more coverage on the SNES classic; we’ll be bringing you gameplay and a full review in the near future. For now, check out what we’ve covered so far:



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