The current Nintendo Online service has been riddled with problems since it launched in September of 2018, such as no voice chat and cloud saves locked behind a paid subscription. The one saving grace was the introduction of the NES online classic games, with a modest starting library that has steadily grown each month.
According to Kapu, a data miner – @KapuccinoHeck on Twitter – the NES online classics might be getting a friend. After shifting through NES online strings, he claims to have evidence, as of last month’s Switch update, of 22 SNES games possibly planned for the future of the service. The evidence has been posted to a Pastebin, here, and also found in Kapu’s tweet. Here’s the full list of 22 games mentioned:
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Soccer
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Demon’s Crest
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Stunt Race FX
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Pop’n Twinbee
- Star Fox
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Kirby Super Star
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Super Metroid
- Super Mario World
- Star Fox 2
- Super Punch-Out!!
- The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Breath of Fire II
I was looking through the NES Switch app with @KapuccinoHeck and @Simon1844. I found four emulator types:
Kachikachi (NES Classic)
Canoe (SNES Classic)
This could mean there will be two new Classic consoles and/or three new consoles for Switch Online.
— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) January 13, 2019
At the same time Kapu found the games, SnowmealDone also found that there were 4 different emulator types on the update, too. I would love for the N64 to be at least one of these. In fact, I would gladly pay more for the online subscription if it did include N64 titles. What would you want from these other two emulators?
Leave a comment below with your most wanted emulator games.