After the announcement of the re-release of the beloved Super Nintendo Entertainment System or SNES gaming console last week, the retro gaming vibe is back. This time it is bringing a new kind of hype to make the whole retro theme comes in full swing as Hyperkin decided to recreate the SNES mouse once again.
A Brief History
In 1992, the SNES mouse was introduced in Japan. Later that year, it made its way through the other regions. The peripheral device was first known as Super Famicom Mouse. It was sold as part of a bundled accessory with Mario Paint game.
Where To Buy?
For old-school lovers who want to get their hands with the classic SNES mouse, you can start pre-ordering them now on Amazon for $19.99. The SNES mouse will be available on July 6. Afterward, some other online stores will have stocks later that date.
From the look of the SNES mouse at Amazon website, it is made in line with a retro look. An iconic retro style color scheme makes it more appealing for people who knew that era. And for those who are still holding on to their prized dusted SNES mouse, you can start celebrating now. In any case, this is a treasure for old memories.
The upcoming SNES mouse will come in optical hardware. It also has 6ft. cable for a better distance and length, unlike the original version. So you will not have to sit near your monitor or connected display, especially if you have a 40inch one. That would easily tire your eyes with gameplay.
Hopefully, they will include the loud clicking noise that makes the mouse distinctly retro and old-school. Also, they better not forget that the look is not the only thing that makes this SNES mouse a retro gem.
The SNES mouse is not compatible with all of SNES games. Some of the games that this mouse is compatible with are:
- Mario Paint
- Mario’s Super Picross
- Farland Story 2
- Arkanoid: Doh It Again
- Brandish 2: The Planet Buster
- Super Noah’s Ark 3D
- Wonder Project J: Kikai no Shounen Pino
- Koutetsu no Kishi 3: Gekitotsu Europe Sensen
- Mario’s Early Years: Preschool Fun
- Revolution X
- Koutetsu no Kishi 2: Sabaku no Rommel Shougun
- Yadamon: Wonderland Dream
- Mario & Wario
- Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen
- Lemmings 2: The Tribes
- King Arthur’s World
- Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra
- Utopia: The Creation of a Nation
- On the Ball
- Wolfenstein 3D
- Shien’s Revenge
- Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (PAL only)
- Super Caesars Palace
- Wonder Project J: Kikai no Shounen Pino (Japan Only)
Those are only the top 25 SNES games compatible with the mouse. For a list of complete games, visit Giant Bomb and see if your SNES game is included.
In the meantime, stop waiting around and head straight to Amazon now to get yours while it is still available. This classic thing is not going to be available forever.
So what do you think about the SNES console coming back to mainstream? Leave your comments below and tell us about your experiences in the early days of electronic gaming.