Super Nintendo Games Are Coming to Nintendo Switch Online on September 5

Super Nintendo Games Are Coming to Nintendo Switch Online on September 5

Don't tell your SNES Classic.

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.

Here's that list you're looking for. | Nintendo

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.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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