The SNES Classic is coming according to recent reports. This comes fresh on the heels of Nintendo announcing they are cancelling the NES Classic. This could possibly leave a sour taste in the mouths of some fans since there was still a rather high demand for the miniature NES. Unfortunately, it looks like scalpers win the day when it comes to the Mini NES Classic.
With the NES Classic in the rearview mirror, we can now turn our attention ahead toward the future the SNES Classic. The SNES Classic is going to be a mini version of the wildly popular Super Nintendo, much in the same vein as its predecessor. If it follows in the same footsteps, that means there will be 30 games available on the console. The Super Nintendo had a large library of games and some smash hits there. It can be hard to weed through all of them. With games this old, sometimes you’ll run into licensing issues.
Unfortunately, many titles on the Super Nintendo, such as the Final Fantasy series, were from Square Enix so there can be some difficulties getting those onto this system. It’s too early to tell right now since Nintendo may work something out.
Let’s take a look at some games that could be hitting this new rendition of a old console.
To start things off, let’s include some surefire additions. These are games that should definitely be on the console and, to put it bluntly, would be pretty disappointing if they aren’t.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Donkey Kong Country
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Star Fox
- Super Metroid
These are all games Nintendo should be able to get on there no problem since they are all available on the Wii U virtual console. There shouldn’t be any licensing issues there. If we’re looking at the list of games that were available on the NES Classic, it could be safe to assume the sequel to those games will make it onto the SNES Classic.
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Final Fantasy II
- Final Fantasy III
- Final Fantasy IV
- Super Castlevania IV
These games all have a predecessor on the NES Classic. Issues will likely arise with the Final Fantasy titles but we can still dream, right? This will lead into games that probably don’t have a shot in ending up on the console but ones we really hope for.
- Chrono Trigger
- Secret of Mana
- Ken Griffey Jr.’s Winning Run
- NBA Jam
- Killer Instinct
These are all games that don’t have the best chance of coming to the console. Killer Instinct can be found on Xbox One these days and was part of the Rare Replay so it’s unlikely to make an appearance here. Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana are Square titles locked away by them, however, Chrono Trigger is part of the Wii’s virtual console so anything is possible. I don’t know much about how sports games licensing works but NBA Jam and Ken Griffey Jr.’s Winning Run are both pretty old so I’m not sure if they can just release those.
This brings us to the final nine games we’d like to see.
- Super Bomberman
- Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
- Super Street Fighter II
- Breath of Fire
- Super Punch Out!!
- Mega Man X
- Mortal Kombat III
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
Capcom and Konami published a lot of these games and they still churn out Nintendo games so it’s possible we’d see some of these games make it onto the console. A new Bomberman title was even a launch title for the Nintendo Switch so I think some of these games have a real possibility to make it onto the console.
What are your thoughts? I’m sure we missed some games you’d like to see so let us know in the comments.