You may put the emulators down
The Nintendo Switch is an incredible portable console, fulfilling many of the community’s needs for gaming everywhere. However, one of the major complaints which the Nintendo community had to offer was the blatant lack of a virtual console – one which would allow older Nintendo classics to be played on the Switch. After much delay, those prayers have finally been answered thanks to a recent announcement.
Similar to Playstation Now, allowing Playstation users to wind back the clock to play older titles, the Nintendo online subscription looks to envelop this package too. Apart from the lacklustre NES games already present, many of the classics were missing from the SNES era – regardless of this, third-party customizers have already been producing SNES controllers for the Switch to be used in docked mode.
Yep, SNES titles will now be available to all members of the Nintendo online subscription. A full list has been disclosed as outlined below:
- 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 EDF 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
Beyond third-parties, Nintendo will be producing a licensed SNES controller for the Switch to go with the titles. There’s also the promise of adding to the SNES library each month – addressing emulation may be Nintendo’s best move yet. The Switch may rise to be the company’s best-ever portable console at this rate, packing everything for everywhere.
As a proud owner of the SNES Classic console which was released recently and is constantly going out of stock, this development is certainly the best way forward for the Switch. I don’t see how other developers can match the Switch in any way – the leader of the portable console by a mile.
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