Nintendo may be planning on switching things up by bringing classic SNES games to its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, including Super Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
I was finally able to look around NES Online's strings a bit myself and noticed the sheer amount of SNES games planned.
Here's a list for you folks out there:#NintendoSwitch
— gayass (@ENBYRAM) January 13, 2019
If nostalgic gamers purchased the NES and SNES Classic Mini solely to access the classic games, they might feel hard done by with this latest news.
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was quoted in an interview in December saying that once the NES Classic and SNES Mini consoles sell out Nintendo will not be making any more.
“Once they sell out, they’re gone. And that’s it. The way that consumers will be able to continue participating with our classic content is going to be through Nintendo Switch Online…We look at that as the main way that consumers will be able to experience that legacy content.”
Nintendo’sadds classic NES games each month, the move to add the SNES library makes sense to retain subscriber numbers as more and more game streaming services are popping up.
Subscription fees start at $5.95 a month for an individual and $59.95 a year for a family group membership (up to eight accounts).
Check out the list of potential new games:
Super Mario Kart
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Stunt Race FX
Kirby’s Dream Course
Contra 3: The Alien Wars
Kirby Super Star
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Kirby’s Dream Land 3
Super Mario World
Star Fox 2
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Super Mario All-Stars
Breath of Fire 2