The Nintendo Switch Online service currently offers a handful of Nintendo Entertainment System games a month to subscribers, with new subscribers receiving access to every game that has been added to the service, unlike PlayStation Plus which periodically adds and removes games.
Fans of Nintendo Switch have been underwhelmed by the selection of thirty-year-old games on offer, especially as the service lacks many of the basic features offered by its competition, such as access to a browser or the ability to send messages.
It seems that Nintendo may be planning on sweetening the deal, as there is evidence to suggest that Super Nintendo games will be coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service in the future.
A Twitter user named Kapu has uncovered evidence of upcoming Super Nintendo games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online by datamining the latest update for the service. The list of upcoming Super Nintendo games is -
Super Mario Kart , Super Soccer, Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Demon's Crest, Yoshi's Island Stunt, Race FX, Kirby's Dream Course, Pop'n Twinbee, Star Fox, Contra 3, Kirby Super Star, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Pilotwings, F-ZERO, Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!!, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Super Mario All-Stars, and Breath of Fire 2.
The fact that Star Fox 2 appears on the list is surprising, as it has so far only appeared on the Super NES Classic Edition.
The addition of Super Nintendo games to the Nintendo Switch Online service would be a huge boost to its desirability, as the selection of titles that have been available so far have been lackluster to say the lease.
The fact that the Nintendo Switch Online service costs $19.99 for a yearly subscription would make the addition of these Super Nintendo games a huge get for the system, as those games (along with the games that are already on the service) would have cost way more than twenty dollars to buy on the old Virtual Console.
If this information about the Super Nintendo games is true, then we will likely start seeing them added to the Nintendo Switch Online service soon, though they will likely be rationed out at the same rate as the current titles, which means that we may have to wait a year or more for all of these games to be available.
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