Well, it’s finally happening! The Switch is starting to expand its library of older Nintendo titles to finally resemble something closer to the old eShop of the Wii days. We now have 20 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games and boy is this an outstanding collection to start off with! But when pulling at the strings of nostalgia, there is always a want for more, so here are 8 titles that we hope to see come next in no particular order.
1. Chrono Trigger
This is an obvious one! Chrono Trigger is well known for being one of the all-time best JRPGs and for good reason. With an amazing and beautiful story arc and a ton of content, this is a perfect addition for those who might not have had a chance to experience it back in the day. Seeing how JRPG’s are the hot thing happening for Nintendo (including all the remakes and ports), so why not add this one to that ever-growing list?
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Taking a look at the first two on this list, time travel seems to be a recurring theme, I suppose. Story and plot aside, this was one of my favorite games when I was a kid. Having my friends over to jump into this and brawl our way through as our favorite mutated turtles was always a blast. While it may not hold up to some of the brawlers out there today, this was still such an iconic part of my SNES history that I can’t say I wouldn’t be a little disappointed if it doesn’t appear. It would also be a perfect one to push subscribers towards playing online co-op.
3. Super Mario RPG
Hands down, this is my favorite SNES game of all time and my first real introduction to the RPG world. Having an iconic character like Mario made it so much easier to jump into a game style that would have been a bit too much for me as a kid. Mixing timing-based mechanics and turn-based strategy made every attack feel engaging and meaningful. Add in original and memorable characters — #Geno4Smash — and you have yourself a rousing good time. You could also team up with Bowser for the first time to take on a much larger foe, giving us a whole new perspective on the “evil” Koopa. The only way I would be happy that this doesn’t show up in the collection is if they gave this the proper remaster treatment.
This one is a little less likely, since it technically was a PC port and there have been newer entries since, but that in no way discredits its value as a good game. This is (probably) where the Sims all started (on consoles). You, as a mayor of a city had to plan out construction, from power lines to sports stadiums and much more. Assess your standings in the polls based on how you play and fight the seasons or even sometimes giant monsters. As a kid I always turned them off because I was too scared to see my town go up in flames but I’d love to take another crack and see what natural disasters I can withstand. Perhaps, I can even defeat the dreaded Bowser. Yes, he even makes a cameo in this game.
5. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Giant Babies, Chainsaw wielding psychos and zombies! Oh my. This is quite a game to remember. Fight your way through just about every horror film you can think of alongside a buddy in over 50 stages. This wacky action game will have you shooting water guns, throwing explosive soda cans and even using a weed wacker to mow down your terrifying villains, all while saving the various civilians scattered throughout each level. Another superb choice for Online co-op that I would just love to jump back into.
6. Goof Troop
La-doop-a-loo bop boppa doo bop! Yeah! If you’re a 90’s kids, then you will know the iconic opening theme to the show that spawned the similarly titled Goof Troop game. This action-adventure title has you navigating your way through various locations on an island while solving puzzles and fighting treacherous foes. Play as either Goofy or Max, alone or with a partner, to help save Pete and PJ from the pirates that captured them. With some strange licensing to work around — Disney and Capcom would have to hash out a new publishing deal –, who knows if this would come to the online service. But it’ll surely be a welcome addition.
7. The Simpsons: Bart’s Nightmare
Just about everything popular back in the day had a video game (I mean, even Home Improvement had one) and the Simpsons were no stranger to this back on the SNES. Although reception for this title is pretty mixed and this game can be pretty frustrating at times, it still holds a nostalgic soft spot in my heart. You are stuck in your nightmare trying to retrieve homework pages that will have you play mini-games to see whether or not you get to keep said pages . Collect them all to get a better grade when you wake up. The mini-games range from being a giant Bartzilla creature rampaging the town to being a superhero flying through the air shooting a slingshot at enemies. It is super hard and some may ultimately hate it but I think it is the more memorable out of the other Simpsons titles that were created during the SNES days.
8. Donkey Kong Country
Do I really need to say anything with this one? The Donkey Kong Country games are amazing and I’d be surprised if you didn’t know about them. The third one I’m not as enthusiastic about but 1 and 2 are no brainers for what they did with regards to the platforming genre.
So there you have it. Those are just 8 out of the many other amazing games from the SNES lineup. Did we miss any of your favorites? (Yes, Final Fantasy VI — Jason) Let us know in the comments and hopefully, Nintendo will grant your classic gaming wishes.