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Retro Corner – SNES Nintendo Switch Online Breakdown

The most recent Nintendo Direct (9/4/19) had lots of big announcements, arguably its biggest being the release of several SNES titles for their online subscribers.

While this news may be heartbreaking for those gamers who bought the SNES Classic. (My sincerest apologies) The rest of us can rejoice that some classic retro games have now been made readily available.

It seems as though ever since Nintendo Online launched with its free NES games, people have been begging for an SNES library instead. It is always great to see a company as big as Nintendo listen so carefully to its loyal fanbase.

Nintendo has also announced that a wireless SNES controller will be sold in order to help complete the nostalgic experience. They are currently set to retail for $29.99 each, although pre-order is still unavailable.

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While the NES games are forever classics, I think it is fair to say that the SNES was the truly pivotal console for Nintendo. It is packed with a large archive of formative titles in their respective genres.

Here’s a list of the 20 classic games currently available in HD:

  1. BRAWL Brothers
  2. Demon’s Crest
  3. Breath of Fire
  4. F-Zero
  5. Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  6. Kirby’s Dream Course
  7. Kirby’s Dreamland 3
  8. Star Fox
  9. Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense Force
  10. Super Mario Kart
  11. Super Mario World
  12. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  13. Super Puyo Puyo 2
  14. Super Tennis
  15. Pilotwings
  16. Stunt Race FX
  17. Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  18. Super Metroid
  19. Super Soccer
  20. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
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As I am the worlds biggest Zelda fan (Totally false, but I try). I will start with replaying The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but there are so many great titles to check out! What game will you guys be starting with? Comment below!

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Charles Cleveland is a passionate freelance writer, and author. A retro game enthusiast who is unafraid to argue that the GameCube was the best system ever made. Playing video games for 17 of his 21 years of life, along with collecting just about every game system ever made. Charles aspires to write non biased content on both old and new video games.