Tuesday Update:FCC ID Filings Indicate SNES Controller For Nintendo Switch, Plus More News!

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As originally discovered by Link83, SNES games are even closer to coming to Nintendo Switch Online as new FCC ID filings by Nintendo (here and here) indicate that a SNES controller will be coming to Nintendo Switch. Continue reading


SNES Games Found In Nintendo Switch Online 

Twitter user Kapu has datamined the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app and found 22 SNES games hidden in the data. The full list added below the bump (obviously with spoilers). Via GameXplain.

  • Super Mario Kart

  • Super Soccer

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past

  • Demon’s Crest

  • Yoshi’s Island

  • Stunt Race FX

  • Kirby’s Dream Course

  • Pop’n Twinbee

  • Star Fox

  • Contra 3

  • Kirby Super Star

  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3

  • Super Metroid

  • Super Mario World

  • Pilotwings

  • F-ZERO

  • Star Fox 2

  • Super Punch-Out!!

  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

  • Super Mario All-Stars

  • Breath of Fire 2

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’Switch-like’ SFC Console Set For Release

Columbus Circle have announced that their 16bit Pocket HDMI console will release on 20 April priced at ¥17,064 ($158). The system imitates the Nintendo Switch in that it allows players to play Super Famicom cartridges in TV, Tabletop or Handheld modes. The system comes with a 7" screen, two controllers, AC Adapter, HDMI lead, and can also play SNES cartridges (PAL and NTSC regions).

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Portable Super Famicom with HD output announced 

Columbus Circle have announced the 16BIT POCKET HDMI which is inspired by Nintendo’s Switch aesthetics in that it comes both as a portable with its 7″ screen and when connected to a dock, it plays in full HD on your TV with the two supplied controllers as well as in Tabletop mode. 

The 16BIT POCKET HDMI plays Super Famicom cartridges as well as Western cartridges (I can’t verify whether this only means PAL at this time) and is scheduled for Japanese release on 28 February 2018. More pictures added below…

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Gurume Sentai Barayarou seeing re-release 

Columbus Circle will be selling the Super Famicom side-scrolling beat-‘em-up Gurume Sentai Barayarou in Japan in late January 2018 as a physical release priced at ¥6,998. Originally released back in 1995 developed by Winds and published by Virgin Interactive. Watch the new trailer below, the box art here and the cartridge here.

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Retro Freak Basic pre-orders open 

Pre-orders are open for the Retro Freak Basic which was announced last week by CYBER Gadget. The Retro Freak Basic plays Super Famicom and SNES cartridges as well as SD Cards with HDMI output. The games also come with a ‘Quick save function’ and the console is compatible with all SNES controllers.

Due to ship on 28 February 2018, the Retro Freak Basic is available in two models: the Economy Set (pre-orderable here) at a lower price but barebones or the Standard Set (pre-orderable here) which comes with controller and HDMI cable. You can also pre-order the Arcade Stick for Retro Freak here.

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Super Famicom Mini confirmed for Japan 

Nintendo officially announced the Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom to release on 5 October 2017 priced at ¥8,618 ($77). The Super Famicom Mini comes with two controllers, a USB lead (no AC Adapter – it is available separately for ¥1,080), HDMI lead and 21 games. More pictures towards the bottom of the post. The confirmed games list is:- 

  • Super Mario World
  • F-Zero
  • Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki
  • Chohmakaimura
  • Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce
  • Super Formation Soccer
  • Contra Spirits
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Star Fox
  • Seiken Densetsu 2
  • Rockman X
  • Fire Emblem : Monshou no Nazo
  • Super Metroid
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Super Street Fighter II
  • Super Donkey Kong
  • Super Mario: Yoshi’s Island
  • Panel de Pon
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe
  • Star Fox 2

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