One of the more glaring faults of the stellar Nintendo Switch is its lack of a virtual console. After years of fans begging to be able to play their favorite retro titles on the ultra-popular handheld/home console hybrid, Nintendo announced that select NES titles would be playable through their new paid online service. This news appeased some fans, but those who wanted more depth to their back catalog of SNES or N64 titles were left disappointed. Until now.
I was finally able to look around NES Online's strings a bit myself and noticed the sheer amount of SNES games planned.
Here's a list for you folks out there:#NintendoSwitch
— Kapu | gamers will perish (@KapuccinoHeck) January 13, 2019
This is currently in the rumors and speculation category as Nintendo has not officially said anything in regards to titles outside of the NES catalog will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. A list of the games that were found in the data mine can be viewed below:
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Soccer
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Demon’s Crest
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Stunt Race FX
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Pop’n Twinbee
- Star Fox
- Contra 3: The Alien Wars
- Kirby Super Star
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Super Metroid
- Super Mario World
- Star Fox 2
- Super Punch-Out!!
- The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Breath of Fire 2
Many of these titles were available on the SNES Classic, but there are a few additions to further lend to the idea that this will be a separate game list from that of the mini console. If these titles do eventually become available, it shouldn’t be expected for some time. Nintendo has been releasing a mere 3 games a month on the NES Online service. It seems likely that Nintendo wouldn’t start putting in SNES titles until they exhaust more fantastic NES games to drive sales of their lackluster online offerings.
Connor’s love for gaming starts with the unboxing of a Playstation 2 with a copy of Kingdom Hearts. Since then Connor has come to love all things nerd culture, with a passion for Playstation, third-person shooters, and JRPGs. He will talk your ear off about his favorite games which include The Last of Us and Hotline Miami.