The Super Nintendo line of games have been a fan favorite of many Nintendo Enthusiasts. Many fans were excited to find that classics such as Earthbound; F-Zero; Super Metroid; and Super Mario World, will get the portable Virtual Console treatment starting March 3rd, 2016. “The only downside to all this, is that these games are apparently exclusive to the New 3DS. That means the earlier versions of the 3DS won’t be able to play them, which is more than a little depressing,” explained www.forbes.com/
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games will be released periodically over the course of March and April, but the games that have been released are Super Mario World, F-Zero, and Pilotwings which released on March 3rd. “Donkey Kong Country, Earthbound, and Super Mario Kart will be added on March 24, 2016,” stated www.siliconera.com The rest of games that are known to be released are Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past which all of these will release on April 14, 2016.
These games will include a mode called “perfect pixel” mode in which the games will retain their original aspect ratio, explained www.engadet.com All of the games currently released are $7.99 and will likely stay that way for future releases, aside from games such as Earthbound, which is more expensive on Virtual Console on the Wii U than other SNES Virtual Console games on the Wii U. A representative at Nintendo explained their reasoning of the New Nintendo 3DS only getting these Virtual Console games, rather than all systems in the Nintendo 3DS family, to www.gameinformer.com by stating, “As previously announced, New Nintendo 3DS has an improved CPU, which enables Super NES games to run on the system with quality results…”