SNES games have finally launched on Nintendo Switch Online, and the opening lineup got the ball rolling with classics such as Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Super Metroid. However, the Super Nintendo had a hell of a library, so there is still hopefully a lot to come.
Third-party classics like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI might be less likely to make it over, because developers like Square Enix could just sell ports of their retro content separately, but ideally we can see at least a few. If not, though, Nintendo has more than enough in its first-party library to keep me satiated — EarthBound, the Donkey Kong Country trilogy, and more. The Switch’s SNES library has the potential to grow into something even greater than it is now, backed by tons of awesome additions — our own John Friscia just recently listed out 10 titles that could make that happen — but we Nintendo fans are an impatient bunch after years of being spoiled by the Virtual Console. If you could choose one SNES title to launch on Switch Online right now, which would it be?
I would go with Super Mario RPG. While the game was made by Square, the presence of Nintendo characters hopefully makes it a more likely release for Nintendo’s SNESflix service. My reasoning for choosing Super Mario RPG is not that deep — I have not played it before, and it is often heralded as a top SNES game. I love RPGs and have always enjoyed the ones starring Nintendo’s burly plumber, so I would love to visit the entry that started them all. Of course, there are so many SNES titles I would be happy with — I have already written on my desire to see EarthBound make it over, and I would love to try other titles like Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
What SNES title are you hoping to see next on Nintendo Switch Online? Super Mario RPG is just one of so, so many amazing SNES titles yet to land on the Switch, so sound off with what you’re most looking forward to in the comments.