You can now play SNES games on your Nintendo Switch thanks to Nintendo adding 20 Super Nintendo games to Switch Online. Nintendo is promising to add more SNES games to Switch Online over time, but there’s some gems in the first set of games released.
What Is Switch Online?
In September 2018, Nintendo launched Switch Online. This is a subscription service for Nintendo Switch owners, letting you play multiplayer games online, use online cloud saves, and access older games from Nintendo’s extensive back catalog.
Until now, this has meant NES games such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Excitebike. However, Nintendo is now adding Super Nintendo games to the pile, making Switch Online even better value for money.
How to Play SNES Games on Your Switch
Nintendo has now added the first set of SNES games to Switch Online. These are available to all Switch Online subscribers who are paying to access the service. The SNES games will join the existing NES games, rather than replace them.
20 classic #SNES games, including Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and Stunt Race FX, will be available for #NintendoSwitchOnline members on 9/5! Enjoy a growing catalog of Super NES games with even more titles releasing in the future.https://t.co/BR33g7bJpM pic.twitter.com/RflieF4guc
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 4, 2019
The full list of Super Nintendo games available on Switch Online are as follows:
- Brawl Brothers
- Breath of Fire
- Demon’s Crest
- Joe and Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Star Fox
- Stunt Race FX
- Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
- Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Super Metroid
- Super Puyo Puyo 2
- Super Soccer
- Super Tennis
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
This is a mixed bag, with some games you can comfortably avoid, and others you should enjoy revisiting. The likes of Star Fox, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, and A Link to the Past are classics. And Nintendo is promising to add more SNES games over time.
Alternatively, Buy a SNES Classic Mini
If you don’t own a Nintendo Switch but still want to relive the days when 16-bit gaming ruled supreme, you could always buy a Super NES Classic Edition. And if you follow our guide you can even play PS1, N64, and NES games on a SNES Classic Mini.