The Nintendo Switch Online service levels up. If so far Nintendo was already offering a wide range of classics of its mythical NES in its subscription service, last night Nintendo announced on its Nintendo Direct that from now on you will also be able to play Super Nintendo classics , and First twenty titles are available today.
One of the main novelties of the Japanese company for its new console was the launch of a paid service with which to play online with the Nintendo Switch , something that can remind the PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold of Sony and Microsoft. But it has some characteristics that make it different, and among them is being able to access a catalog of classics that until now focused solely on NES games.
However, as announced this morning, as of next Friday, September 6, you can also access the first 20 games of the SNES, a list that will grow month by month with new additions as it has been the title of the NES. And watch out, because among the first 20 games there are real gems like ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’, ‘Super Mario World’, ‘Super Mario Kart’ or ‘Breath of Fire’.
In addition, we must bear in mind that in this strategy Nintendo is not limiting itself to putting the classics so that you can play them, since it has also improved them with added functions such as the possibility of rewinding actions, or of being able to play online with your friends to some of them in cooperative mode.
Here, we leave you the list with the first 20 Super Nintendo games that arrive at Nintendo Switch Online starting next September 6. Keep in mind that this is only the initial list, and that if you repeat the strategy of the NES games, Nintendo will be adding new titles every month.
Breath of Fire
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
Kirby’s Dream Course
Kirby’s Dream Land 3
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 Puyo Puyo 2
Facing to launch a payment system in exchange for playing online when it is something you have never done is complicated, especially if as Nintendo you know that in muscle you cannot compete with other consoles, and that the AAA games that will arrive to you will be A step below. Even so, the great N had an ace up his sleeve, and it is precisely his own story and his great classics.
Nintendo already had us accustomed to offering us a virtual machine in previous consoles with which to be able to buy some of its classic games, so to include them in the subscription for being able to play online seemed an intelligent movement. And so, incidentally also compete constructively against the emulators who have been declaring war for some years with legal measures that caused the closure of classics like EmuParadise.
The only but that can be put to this strategy is that of the breadth of the catalog. 20 titles may seem little at first glance, although as we have seen that they have done with the NES the normal thing is that they are expanding it little by little. Therefore, it will be necessary to be attentive to how this strategy evolves during the next months, and above all, if once completed the SNES Nintendo catalog takes another step next year with the Nintendo 64.