Nintendo is sweetening the value of its annual $20 USD Nintendo Switch Online service by expanding its collection of retro games to include titles from the Super Nintendo. Available tomorrow, September 5, Nintendo is starting by adding 20 SNES games, including F-Zero, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, and more. If you want a more faithful SNES experience, Nintendo is also releasing official SNES-style Switch controllers to Nintendo Switch Online members for $29.99 USD.
SNES games will be compatible with the same rewind feature added to Nintendo Switch Online's selection of NES games. Online multiplayer is also supported for some, and all SNES games can be experienced online with a friend with the option to pass control of the game between players.
While Nintendo has consistently updated the service's NES game offerings since it launched in September 2018, the selection available on Nintendo Switch Online has been scant compared to what used to be available for purchase on the multi-system Virtual Console. Opening up the considerable SNES library could go a long way to making retro gaming through Nintendo Switch Online into less of an afterthought.