20 classic SNES games come to Nintendo Switch, but we won't be getting more each month

This phenomenal list of games includes Super Mario World, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, but expect a more irregular cycle for future additions.

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A glorious bounty of SNES games have come to Nintendo Switch.


Nintendo  brought an incredible selection of classic Super Nintendo games to the Nintendo Switch  on Thursday. Exclusively available for subscribers to Nintendo's online service for the Switch, these games will be available in much the same way as NES games, which it started adding to the service in 2018.

The list of Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games available on the Nintendo Switch is packed full of absolute classics. Here's are all the games you can play:

  • Brawl Brothers
  • Demon's Crest
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
  • Star Fox
  • Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Tennis
  • Breath of Fire
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Pilotwings
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Super Ghouls'n Ghosts
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Soccer
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

You can play a bunch of amazing SNES games on Nintendo Switch from Thursday.


Since old games can be pretty tough, Nintendo included a rewind function (like it did with the NES classics), so you can jump back a few seconds if you die or make a wrong move. 

Nintendo added a batch of fresh Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES) classic games to the Switch Online library every month, but it'll apparently take a different approach to updating the SNES selection. The official Japanese site noted that additional games will be added "irregularly instead of every month," with Australian gaming site Vooks confirming this approach applies outside Japan as well. Nintendo of America didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on this.

For the purists, Nintendo is releasing a USB-C SNES controller for Switch (like the NES one it released last year). You'll have to be a Switch Online subscriber to buy this $30 peripheral, but it's not available just yet.

Sean Keane contributed to this report.

Originally published Sept. 4, 3:58 p.m. PT.
Update Sept. 6, 8:20 a.m. PT: Adds that SNES library won't be updated monthly.

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