Nintendo is planning to utilize gamer's nostalgia once again to rake in cash with the official announcement of yet another retro console replica, the "Super Nes Classic Edition." The new classic console replica, also called the "Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System" in Europe, has long been rumored to be coming. Previous reports have speculated that it would only make sense for Nintendo to manufacture a replica of the iconic SNES console given that it was one of the systems that started the golden era of gaming.

Classic fun in a miniature package

Similar to the highly praised and highly sought-after NES Classic Edition, the new SNES Classic is basically a smaller version of the original 1991 console that emulates some of the system's most iconic games. The entire system fits in the palm of a hand and contains all of the aesthetic elements of the classic system. The console has of course been updated for modern television sets as it now sports an HDMI port instead of the RCA and coaxial ports found on the original.

Free games

Unlike the NES Classic Edition with its 30 built-in games, the new SNES Classic will be coming with only 21 games built-in. However, the games themselves have been handpicked from the thousands of titles on the classic platform, and they include some of the most iconic games ever released.

Games such as "The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past," which is still touted as one of the best games ever made, is included. Other notable titles include "Donkey Kong Country," "Super Mario Kart," "Mega Man X," "Secret of Mana," and "Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars."

Availability and stocks

One of the biggest issues with the original NES Classis was the apparent shortage of stocks due to its enormous demand.

Nintendo apparently did not anticipate that there would be a lot of buyers for the supposedly one-off limited product. However, the company has likely now learned its lesson as it did announce that it was going to be producing "significantly more units" of the upcoming console.

Nintendo did reveal that the product itself will not be in production for long as it will still be considered a limited-edition product.

The company also mentioned that its focus is still centered around its Nintendo Switch system and its thriving 3DS family. The SNES Classic will be made available on Sept. 29 for $79.99. It will be released in Japan and other regions a bit later on Oct. 5.