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Japan To Receive Super Famicom Mini In Early October

by Donald Theriault - June 26, 2017, 7:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Five substitutions for the 21 game lineup.

Japan isn't being left in the dark on classic consoles this fall, though there is a slight delay.

Nintendo has announced a Super Famicom Mini will be available starting on October 5, for ¥7980. The unit will also come with two controllers, a USB cable and a HDMI cable, but the AC adapter will be sold separately for ¥1000.

The game lineup will be mostly identical to the NA/Europe models, including Star Fox 2, but there are five changes for the Japanese version.

  • Super Punch-Out!! has been replaced with Super Soccer
  • Mother 2/Earthbound is out in favor of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
  • Instead of Super Castlevania IV, Konami will be represented by Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Street Fighter II Turbo will be replaced by Super Street Fighter II
  • Kirby's Dream Course has been replaced with Panel de Pon

Talkback

ClexYoshiJune 27, 2017

I think japan got the shaft here overall. i can't speak to Super Soccer's quality, but ven as someone who's a much bigger fan of Fire Emblem than I am the Mother series, I feel that mystery of the Emblem is the weakest and least valuable of the Super Famicom games they could have chosen.

I like Goemon a lot, but like... at least go with Ganbare Goemon 2 or 4 if you're gonna put one of them on the system. Also, Super Castlevania 4 is rad as hell.

I'm surprised that they went with Panel de Pon and not Super Star Stacker, but Panel de Pon is one of my favorite puzzle games, so that's where I feel Japan won out.

I also feel that Super Famicom Mini should have gotten FF5 instead of FF6.

MythtendoJune 30, 2017

Quote from: ClexYoshi

I think japan got the shaft here overall. i can't speak to Super Soccer's quality, but ven as someone who's a much bigger fan of Fire Emblem than I am the Mother series, I feel that mystery of the Emblem is the weakest and least valuable of the Super Famicom games they could have chosen.

I like Goemon a lot, but like... at least go with Ganbare Goemon 2 or 4 if you're gonna put one of them on the system. Also, Super Castlevania 4 is rad as hell.

I'm surprised that they went with Panel de Pon and not Super Star Stacker, but Panel de Pon is one of my favorite puzzle games, so that's where I feel Japan won out.

I also feel that Super Famicom Mini should have gotten FF5 instead of FF6.

Japan does get the superior Street Fighter game too, as Super Street Fighter II is better than the originals.

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