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Top 5 SNES Games You Need to Play On Nintendo Switch

Now that the first 20 SNES games are playable on Nintendo Switch, here are our picks for the ones you should start with first!
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Now that the first 20 SNES games are playable on Nintendo Switch, here are our picks for the ones you should start with first! A year has passed since the Big N unveiled their online service and for those that love the classics, that service just got a whole lot sweeter. 

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One of my favorite games to this day is Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts. This action side-scrolling title was actually the third in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins serious and has players don upgradable armor while saving the kidnapped princess from the hordes of demons and other oogly booglies. It’s the standard princess trope but it was solid during this particular era and continues to be a cult classic to this day. Plus, in this one you can jump. Woo! 

F-Zero continues to be my favorite racing game (take that, Cruisin’ World) because of its flawless mechanics and Tron-like feel. Set in the year 2560, the world of F-Zero was futuristic to the T ran by billionaires and scientists alike and let’s be real – there was Captain Falcon: ‘nough said. 

You can’t go wrong with the classic Super Mario Kart experience, seeing the franchise’s humble beginnings in all its pixelated glory. Plus taking all of those memorable tracks on the go? Yes, please! 

Demon’s Crest is another one that you definitely shouldn’t sleep on. It’s a magical tale that thrusts players into a world dedicated to the elements. There are six magical stones that make up Crests made up of the elements that when combined offer total power. The game itself kicks off when Phalanx begins his attempt at control by gathering the Crests while Firebrand, the demon that held five of the stones, remained imprisoned. 

There are battles, there are spells, there’s a beautiful hint of RPG elements. It’s a great game, definitely worth checking out! 

And finally, dun dun DUN, our last pick: Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. No, seriously – you’d be surprised how many people missed out on this one the first go-around and are just now enjoying Link in this setting for the first time. This was a game that defined a genre, something that continued to be a basis for how RPGs played and world exploration was approached. 

And there you have it! Those are our recommendations! For the full list of games available, with more coming soon: 

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

Another cool feature that Nintendo confirmed is that all of the SNES games will include the rewind feature that was announced earlier this year. Are you excited to get that classic love on with SNES games on the Nintendo Switch? Which game are you hoping for next? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames

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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!