There are a few issues with the visuals and the limited two-player option is disappointing, but there is a great variety of well-constructed tracks to hold your interest. Trying to shave just a little off your times (particularly in Free Trax) is where you'll get the most enjoyment, meaning Stunt Race FX will keep you occupied for a long time.
Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is a worthy sequel, improving and expanding just about every aspect of its handheld predecessors. The leap to home consoles gives it a delightful coat of paint and multiplayer support, both of which have become specialities of the series. What it lacks in compelling gameplay is made up for with buckets of charm supported by a whole lot of variety, perfect for short bursts of playtime with a friend by your side. If another helping of Kirby is what you seek, another helping of Kirby is what you’ll get — and it’s pretty delicious, too.
Simple to pick up and play, Pilotwings is a lot of fun to work your way through. Activities are brief but the difficulty is well-judged, requiring you to master controlling the various modes of transport to proceed. Once cleared there's not much else to do, but the game provides good entertainment whenever you decide to return to it.
Kirby's Dream Course, perhaps unlike some of his platformers, provides a good old-school challenge that encourages you to take your time and engage your brain. The control mechanics are surprisingly deep, and battling through some of the courses can be a real test in skill. As a result, it should appeal to those with the right mind-set, but should be avoided by anyone who thinks this is some kind of retro Wii Sports. Regardless of whether you opt for a solo challenge or multiplayer duels, it's well worth consideration.
Confusingly known as Joe & Mac 3: Lost in the Tropics upon its original release in Europe, this is an oddball addition to the Nintendo Switch Online SNES lineup – but it's also a very likeable 2D platformer which allows two players to join in the fun. Visually, it's certainly eye-catching stuff, and improves on the original Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja (and its semi-sequel, Congo's Caper) in many ways. Not a stone-cold classic by any means, but still well worth a look if you like your action platfomers.
You might assume that making a successful side-scrolling fighter is as easy as falling off a log, but Jaleco's SNES-based efforts prove otherwise. Brawl Brothers seems to tick every box — it has a two-player mode, five different fighters and a respectable selection of moves to utilize. However, the execution is all wrong. The controls feel loose and floaty, and the hit detection requires enemies to be directly in front of you to register a connection. However, Brawl Brothers commits possibly the most heinous crime for this type of game: it lacks imagination and flair, and that means that slogging through its uninspiring levels is a largely thankless task that only hardcore fans of the genre should consider undertaking.
Coming to the west for the first time, Super Puyo Puyo 2 should need no introduction. The core gameplay elements have been set in stone for decades and we've seen Puyo Puyo sequels on several Nintendo consoles – including the Nintendo Switch. While these mechanics have been enhanced and updated over the years, this early entry has a simplicity that makes it well worth a look – especially if you can rope in a second player.
One of the first soccer games to hit the SNES, Super Soccer is, in fact, the localised port of Human's Super Formation Soccer, which would see several sequels after this entry. Using the Mode 7 effects of the console, the game presents a low-down, third-person view of the action – which can make it hard when you're running down the pitch, towards the screen. While better soccer games exist on the SNES, Super Soccer will have a place in the hearts of many due to the fact that it was their first taste of the port on the console.
Breath of Fire is a history lesson on old-school roleplaying games that comes complete with warts and all. At a time where stiff competition produced some of the finest RPGs ever made, Capcom just wasn't able to develop an experience that would fully stand the test of time. A decent story and some great atmosphere is let down by dull combat, outdated menus and a few good ideas that don't go far enough. While there are better alternatives out there, it might have just enough charm to help the curious see through Ryu's first adventure to the end. Check it out for the sake of nostalgia, or a pretty generic quest to save the Light Dragon clan.
Super E.D.F. is not a truly bad game, it just never seems to reach beyond its overly mediocre gameplay system and uninspiring presentation. Shoot em' up purists might get a kick out of the game's unique play control additions, but most shooter fans who are used to experiencing the more top-shelf shoot em' ups of the era are likely to find Super E.D.F. far too flawed to ever get the level of enjoyment needed to warrant the time invested.
So there you have it; 20 lovely SNES games for you to play on your Switch. Let us know which one you'll be playing first by posting a comment below.