Japanese SNES Classic Edition Has Different Games and Better Box Art

first_imgStay on target The Japanese always seem to get the better end of the deal when it comes to video games, don’t they? Not only will their version of the SNES Classic Edition come with five exclusive games, but it’ll also have some slick looking (i.e. better) box art.Instead of simply featuring a picture of the console on the box, the Japanese cover looks like it was hand drawn. They eye-catching minimalist design really pops out with its bright colors. I could totally see it being displayed in a museum as a piece of pop art.As far as the games lineup goes, it’s not all that different from North America and Europe. On top of classics like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy III (VI), Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition will exclusive have:Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemThe Legend of Mystical NinjaPanel de PonSuper SoccerSuper Street Fighter II: The New ChallengersFor comparison’s sake, here are the five games exclusive to North America and Europe:EarthboundKirby’s Dream CourseStreet Fighter 2′ Turbo: Hyper FightingSuper Castlevania IVSuper Punch-Out!!Yes, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition features the best version of Street Fighter II. Not that there’s anything wrong with Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, but come on! With that said, it could be argued that we got the better end of the deal overall with our exclusives. After all, the Japanese SNES Classic Edition doesn’t have Earthbound, Super Castlevania IV, or Super Punch-Out. Still, not having Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers stings.Despite Nintendo stating it would produce more SNES Classic Editions than it did NES Classic Editions, folks are having a hard time pre-ordering the system. How do you get your hands on this already highly sought-after console? There’s not much that can be done now, so keep checking back with your favorite local (or online) retailer to see if they have any in stock.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 8Bitdo’s SN30 Wireless Gamepad is a Perfect Controller for the SNE…8Bitdo SNES Classic Edition Wireless Controller Now Available for Pre-Order last_img read more