SNES games could be headed to Switch
It looks like Nintendo Switch's terrific collection of classic games could soon be getting a lot better.
Although I love the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, probably my favorite gaming console of all time is the Super Nintendo, launched in August 1991. It was the first console I bought with my own money (with an advance in my allowance from my parents), and its library of games include some of the most beloved games of all time, like "Super Mario World," "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" and "Donkey Kong Country," and some of my personal all-time favorites, such as "Super Tennis" and the Super Star Wars trilogy series.
Since Nintendo launched its online service last year, it has been re-releasing old NES titles each month that are playable for free if you subscribe to the online service.
It's been great to play some of these classic games again, and it it looks like Nintendo could soon add SNES games to the service as well. Last year, Nintendo released new controllers for the Switch that look and feel just like the old NES controllers. Just recently, a patent that Nintendo filed was discovered that looks like Nintendo is working on a replica of the Super Nintendo controller that would be compatible with the Switch.
I would love to have SNES games on the Switch. For one, most of the great games you would expect to see in a collection of NES titles have already been added to the Switch's library, although personally I would love for them to add "Friday the 13th" and "Kung Fu."
With their past consoles and handheld systems, Nintendo has always sold its classic games rather than put them all in one subscription service, so I could see them do that again on the Switch. I would prefer it if they just started adding these titles to the Nintendo Switch Online service like the NES titles. This month's free NES games were "Kung-Fu Heroes" (it's unfortunately not the Kung Fu game I'm looking for) and "Vice: Project Doom." Those are two games I don't even remember and most gamers were probably not asking for.
If I'm playing "Super Tennis" or "Cybernator" on my Switch this time next year, I'll be a happy gamer.
Dusty Ricketts is the editor of The Destin Log and The Walton Sun newspapers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is currently playing "Star Wars Battlefront 2" and "Friday the 13th: The Game" on PS4 and Switch. You can find him to play online through his PlayStation Network ID, DustRAG316.