Something has been missing from Nintendo Switch Online ever since its launch. No, not native voice chat. It isn’t the lack of respectable messaging system either… Ok, ok, there’s been several things missing. But I’m talking specifically about the lack of Super NES games of course! Nintendo fans have been disappointed by their absence since day one. It’s even something Nintendo said we’d see, but so far, nothing.
That could be set to change sometime soon though. Dataminer Kapu seems to have discovered a list of Super NES games for Nintendo Switch Online. Picking through data found in last month’s update, a list detailing 22 titles has surfaced. Here it is –
- 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 III: 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 II
Seems like a pretty solid line-up to kick off SNES games for Nintendo Switch Online to me! While I’m glad to see NES games currently being offered, Nintendo does have some work to do in getting their Online service up to scratch. SNES games would certainly be a good place to start but, as many seem to agree, they should have been there from launch of the service.
When can we play them?
With no official word, Super NES games for Nintendo Switch Online may still be a way off. One theory being that Nintendo could wait right up until the 1st anniversary of the Online Service. Just as memberships are coming up for renewal. Then BAM! Announce Super NES games for Nintendo Switch Online customers beginning end of September and reel fans in for another 12-month subscription.
I personally would not be surprised to see a multi-tier subscription model. Particularly if there’s any weight behind the findings of another Dataminer. @OatmealDome has claimed to have found evidence of further emulators in the works for Nintendo Switch Online. GameCube? N64? If that does indeed come to be the case, it wouldn’t far-fetched to imagine Nintendo introducing a premium service allowing access to a wider range of systems.
But what do you guys think? Are Super NES games for Nintendo Switch Online coming soon? Would you be happy with the initial list above? Let us know in the comments!