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The Must-Play Super Nintendo Games on the Switch

If you love gaming then you'll love these classic gems.

Sep 09, 2019

By: Max Cannon

Nintendo surprised everyone with an excellent new Nintendo Direct focused on some absolutely awesome announcements, if you haven't seen the details for yourself you may want to check them out here. Of all the cool reveals, one that had fans of retro games jumping for joy was the announcement of Super Nintendo, or SNES, games on the Nintendo Switch. Interested in playing these games and don't know where to start, keep reading because you're in the right place.

The wireless controller works on the Switch but looks identical to its SNES inspiration.The wireless controller works on the Switch but looks identical to its SNES inspiration.

The SNES Meets The Switch

For those that didn't keep on the news from the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that a collection of Super Nintendo games would be available to those who have subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online. The service previously offered games originally made for the first Nintendo Entertainment System and that immediately had fans hungry for more. Nintendo was previously pretty quiet about any new additions to the library so this surprise definitely made some fans very happy. 

SNES Games on the Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo also announced that subscribers would also have the chance to pick up a wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch designed to look and feel exactly like the original SNES controller. It'll be available online for $29.99, which is far cheaper than what Nintendo usually charges for their accessories.

The Games You've Gotta Play

If you're not familiar with the games released on the Super Nintendo then you may not have any idea of where to start when looking through the library. Fortunately, we've picked out three of the essentials. If you're into retro games then these may seem obvious but those of you out of the loop will certainly have a good time with any of these options. 

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The most obvious game here in a no-brainer, Super Mario World. This classic platformer may have a familiar look to anyone who has been playing Super Mario Maker 2, also on the Nintendo Switch. With a charming art-style, memorable music, and some of the most challenging secret levels in the series' history, you can't skip this one. 

Super Mario World was the last mainline Mario game before the plumber went 3D.Super Mario World was the last mainline Mario game before the plumber went 3D.

The next is one that may have a bit less popularity than usual, Kirby's Dream Land 3. This is one of the most adorable Kirby games, an especially impressive feat given how long the cute, pink puff has been starring in games. In addition to teaming up with Kirby's friends to unlock new moves, the game's visuals have an incredibly unique colored pencil aesthetic that you should definitely check out for yourself. It's also simple yet engaging so people who like their games a bit easier won't feel too overwhelmed.

Kirby's Dream Land 3 is awesome and includes co-op!Kirby's Dream Land 3 is awesome and includes co-op!

And finally, the big one, what many consider to be the best game on the system The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This adventure is one of the oldest Zelda games that still holds up to today's standards. An epic adventure that officially cemented the formula for many of the franchise's best games. A lengthy game that has plenty of secrets to uncover, if you've yet to sink anytime into the SNES library this is bound to consume hours and hours of your time.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of the greatest games to grace the Super Nintendo.The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of the greatest games to grace the Super Nintendo.
Share Your Thoughts!

Are you a subscriber to Nintendo Switch Online? Are you planning to play any Super Nintendo games? Which are your favorites? Comment below!