As exciting as it is, it came as no surprise to hear about Nintendo's plans to release a SNES Mini Classic Edition in time for the holiday season this year. The NES Mini was a tremendous success and flew off the shelves as soon as stock arrived - you could argue that Nintendo did everything perfectly, apart from producing enough of them. Therefore, following up with a SNES Mini makes perfect sense from a business perspective.
With a bit of luck Nintendo will make a lot more SNES Mini units to satisfy demand this time around, but what games might feature on it, you ask? Following the pattern laid out by the NES Mini (i.e. they've all pretty much been on the Wii, 3DS or Wii U Virtual Console at one point), here's our best guess list for your consideration. Yes, we could have gone totally bonkers and picked titles which have no chance of appearing on the system, but we played it safe and have instead included a "wildcard" section at the end.
30 Games For the SNES Mini Classic Edition
- ActRaiser - Only on the Wii Virtual Console, we're sure that Nintendo could twist Square Enix's arm to put this amazing side-scrolling action / God-sim hybrid on the SNES Mini. It's arguably one of the most inventive 16-bit titles ever made.
- Axelay - The SNES didn't get many shmups in its lifespan, but Konami's Axelay is a great showcase of the Mode 7 capabilities of the system. With both vertical and horizontally scrolling levels, this is a must-have for the SNES Mini. Shame we never got that promised sequel!
- Chrono Trigger - The SNES had so many amazing RPGs, but Square Enix's Chrono Trigger stands out from the crowd as one of the best, if not the best.
- Contra III: The Alien Wars - The NES Mini had Super C, it's a no-brainer that we need Konami's classic 2-player run and gun on the SNES Mini.
- Demon's Crest - Capcom's devilish action platformer was a commercial flop at the time of release, but it's an amazing game and would make a perfect addition to the SNES Mini lineup.
- Donkey Kong Country - Of course a Donkey Kong game will have to be on the SNES Mini, but it would be greedy of us to expect all three. It's likely we'll get the first or second instalment of Rare's classic platforming series.
- Earthbound - Having missed out on the Wii Virtual Console, it was a big deal when this eventually landed on the Wii U eShop in 2013. Now HAL Labs quirky fan-favourite RPG is also on the 3DS eShop it seems like a reasonable assumption to expect it to pop up on the SNES Mini.
- F-Zero - This SNES launch title still stands up today as a great game and it showcases the Mode 7 capabilities of the console, so it's a given that it will be included on the SNES Mini.
- Final Fantasy III - We need a Final Fantasy game on the SNES Mini, and the third instalment is a likely candidate.
- Final Fight 2 - While the original Final Fight game is the most iconic, it has no two player mode on the SNES. Much like Double Dragon on the NES Mini, we'll likely see Nintendo push for the 2-player enabled sequel.
- Kirby's Dream Course - Of course the SNES Mini needs a Kirby game, but for the sake of variety we chose Kirby's excellent take on crazy golf. There are so many platformers on the SNES to choose from, after all.
- Mario's Super Picross - Here's one for the puzzle fans, this Japanese import has been popular on the Virtual Console, so who knows it might pop up on the SNES Mini.
- Mega Man X - Like the NES Mini, only one Mega Man game can make the cut. Mega Man X is probably the most likely candidate.
- Pilotwings - Another Mode 7 showcase which needs to be on the SNES Mini. Love it or hate it, there is nothing quite like Pilotwings.
- R-Type III: The Third Lightning - We'll admit this one isn't as likely as some of the others on the list, but we love a good shmup here at Nintendo Life, so fingers crossed.
- Secret of Mana - Another classic Square Enix RPG makes the cut, how could it not? With its amazing soundtrack and gorgeous visuals, we've got our fingers crossed for this one.
- Star Fox - Now this is a interesting one. The Virtual Console has never had a release of Star Fox, presumably down to some difficulty in emulating the Super FX chip, so this might be an outside bet. However, emulators on PC and Android have been playing this game without issue for almost a year, so surely Nintendo can make it happen.
- Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting - The SNES Mini needs a Street Fighter game, there is no question. We're fans of the Turbo edition as it's not like fighting underwater. Super is another good choice if you are a fan of the extra characters.
- Super Castlevania IV - Simon Belmont whip tickling adventure is a must-have for the SNES Mini and we're sure that Nintendo will pick it; that soundtrack alone makes it worth a look.
- Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Capcom's console-only sequel to arcade classic Ghouls 'n Ghosts deserves it's place on the SNES Mini - it's one of the most challenging titles on the system.
- Super Mario Kart - The original Mario Kart game is a dead cert for the SNES Mini. It's still amazing fun to play even today. What more do we need to say?
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - We've probably gone a bit RPG mad in this list, but the SNES has so many good ones. Let's go crazy!
- Super Mario World - We're really not sure if this obscure platformer will make it on to the SNES Mini, but we can hope and dream (JOKE).
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - While we jest about Super Mario World, this Yoshi flavoured sequel is much less likely as it has never appeared on the Virtual Console, presumably down to its use of the Super FX chip. The SNES Mini would be a good chance to release this amazing game officially again.
- Super Metroid - How could the SNES Mini not have one of Samus' finest adventures. Consider this essential.
- Super Punch-Out!! - Punch Out was one of the games on the NES Mini which we kept going back to, so we can only hope that the SNES sequel is included on the SNES Mini as a lot of folks probably still haven't played it.
- Super Tennis - Nintendo will likely be on the look out for at least one sports game to plonk on the SNES Mini and we'd love to see Super Tennis make the cut. For some bizarre reason it's never seen a Virtual Console release, but we'd love to see it pop up here. It's still the best tennis game ever, in our opinion.
- Tetris Attack - We'll need some puzzlers on the SNES Mini to give us a break from all the excellent platformers. Even though this isn't Tetris in the truest sense, it's still a great game and we'd like to see it make the cut.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - It's a given that Link's excellent 16-bit adventure will be on the SNES Mini. It's an amazing game which has stood the test of time.
- The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - We'd love to see Konami's quirky Goemon adventure pop up on the SNES Mini. It's been a favourite on the Virtual Console, so you never know.
Some SNES Mini Wildcards Which We'd Like
Now the game list above is very much grounded in reality, but it would be remiss of us not to include a few wildcards. You never know, Nintendo might surprise us and work out some tricky licensing issues so we can relive SNES gems which never made it to the Virtual Console.
Here are a few games which we'd love to see, but we're not holding our breath:
- Aladdin and Lion King - Both of these Disney licensed games are well loved on the SNES. But let's be honest it would take a miracle for Nintendo to secure them!
- Battletoads and Double Dragon - We'd love to see this fun beat 'em up pop up on the SNES Mini, but it's very unlikely.
- Cybernator - While Konami's mech themed run and gunner isn't as loved as the Contra games, we'd love to play it again on the SNES Mini.
- Gradius III - if we don't get Axelay or Super R-Type on the SNES Mini, we'll settle for the excellent Gradius III instead.
- Harvest Moon - This classic farming simulator would be a great choice for the SNES Mini too, but it didn't quite make our cut.
- Kirby Superstar - Of course this is an amazing Kirby game and it would be ideal for the SNES Mini, but with so many platformers we're wondering if it will happen.
- Mortal Kombat - While the SNES release of this fan favourite brawler was heavily censored, we're not sure Nintendo still has the stomach for such fatalities on the SNES Mini.
- NBA Jam - We'd love a few more sports games on the SNES Mini and NBA Jam is one of the greats. But with team and players names in the game, it would be almost impossible to license we would imagine.
- Rock n' Roll Racing - Let the carnage begin! If you haven't played this, think of Super R.C. Pro-Am on steroids. Will it be on the SNES Mini? Probably not.
- SimCity - Before 'The Sims' there was SimCity and the SNES version of this classic town planning sim even has cameo appearances from Mario and Bowser. It's a possibility for the SNES Mini certainly, however the Wii Virtual Console version has now been delisted, so it's kind of unlikely.
- Star Fox 2 - Now we are really entering the realms of wishful thinking. This Star Fox sequel was practically finished, but never released. It would set the interwebz on fire if this was to be released officially somehow.
- Super Bomberman - We think a Bomberman game would be a perfect fit for the SNES Mini, why has this never seen a Virtual Console release? Make it happen Konami!
- Super Mario All-Stars - A must have for the SNES, this excellent Mario compilation has never made it on to the Virtual Console for obvious reasons. But we'd love to play the classic NES Mario games again in 16-bit style. Could it happen?
- Super Star Wars - Never say never as this did get a release on the Wii Virtual Console, but now that Disney own the Star Wars rights, the force might not be with this one.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - This one would be a licensing nightmare, but having it on the SNES Mini would save you having to sell a kidney to get the original cartridge.
- U.N. Squadron - We've got a real fondness for Capcom's obscure shmup. Based on the Japanese Area 88 manga, this would be a pleasant surprise to find popping up on the SNES Mini.
- Uniracers - This is a fun stunt racer released on the SNES in 1994 by Nintendo, and is also known as Unirally. Unfortunately Pixar sued developer DMA Design over the likeness of the unicycle design and concept from their 1987 short film Red's Dream so don't hold your breath.
- Wild Guns - There's a lot of love for Natsume's wild west themed SNES shooter, so who knows we could see it on the SNES Mini. It's been on the Virtual Console after all.
- Zombies Ate My Neighbors - This well loved LucasArts game would be a welcome addition to the SNES Mini roster. It did get a Wii Virtual Console release, but like Super Star Wars never made it to the Wii U or the 3DS for shame.
What do you think of our lists? Let us know which games you'd love to see on the SNES Mini Classic Edition with a comment below.
That's a great list of games. I'd maybe kick out a couple of them to make room for Terranigma and DKC 3.
Edit: Seeing you mention Turtles in Time, may I also suggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters, equally unlikely to ever happen.
Super metroid is enough to justify a purchase, along with earthbound.
Ive been thinking about showing these gems to my new age millenial friends
This might be cooler than the NES mini.
In before a joke about not being able to get one,
@ieatdragonz I just have to know what on earth is that avatar? Its pretty freaky.
That list is far too good. Nintendo will never match it.
Like the switch, i know this thing is tiny, but i wont quite understand until i open the box. that's if i get one. i will try.
My hopes of owning, or even seeing one are close to 0% - so I'm staying well clear of this particular hype-train...
Is it really too much to want all three DKC games? Cause I want all three DKC games.
@Spoony character from Yokai Watch called CheekSqueak (not entirely sure thats how you spell that), a game that I felt was underrated.
Closest you can get to having a butt on this website I would imagine.
All the existing roms. You have money Nintendo, make it happen.
As someone who still has a functioning SNES wrapped in silica gel packets, I'm not sure if this is something I'd bother picking up. It'll probably sell out faster than the NES mini, too.
(Also given the hype train Nintendolife is putting us on, I'm assuming the SNES Mini is a certainty and Nintendolife just has an NDA and is playing coy. )
I can never see this happening this Christmas. Definitely not at 50 / 60 pounds. Club Nintendos Super Nintendo controller still has its value of 30 pounds alone.
Personally i'd be more interested in having these games on Virtual Console for switch. That being said i'd be more tempted to own this than the NES Classic. I'm a 16-bit kinda guy. But that said I don't have as much nostalgia for the console itself (hence why i'd prefer VC).
... give it to me now!
These games aren't half bad!
I think we wil see kirby super star, dk country 1+2+3, smw 1+2, LoZ:LttP, mk, star fox, mario rpg, earthbound and some 3rd party games
I personally think it will have all the DK Country games. Can't see them putting that many RPGs on there. The big thing I am putting out their however is that i don't think it will have 30 games. I just have this feeling they will reduce it to 25 or something. Just seems like a Nintendo kinda move.
I like to see Mini SNES.
But.... if I can't Delete Permanently the games that I hate most, well... I will try Original SNES.
Glad to see both Axelay and Demon's Crest in there, two personal favorites. That's an incredibly solid list.
I'd gladly buy a snes if they do it. Favorite system of all time
Star Fox 2 would be so rad, but then Nintendo would have to manufacture a bazillion consoles instead of the 5 they were planning to make 😂
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Tournament Fighter was and always will be a garbage fighter. Looks great though.
I never really paid much attention to the NES Mini, it was clear that it was going to be sold out initially so I just assumed I'd pick one up further down the line, once the hype died down and the retailers restocked but obviously that isn't going to happen now that its rather oddly been discontinued.
I know at this stage the SNES Mini is only a rumour but I would almost certainly want one of these and would do everything possible to get one at launch
: Edit.... at the normal RRP that is...... I wouldn't resort to scalpers on ebay for one
I DESPERATELY want Bahamut Lagoon and Final Fantasy IV. I have never liked VI as much as IV IMO.
I'd add Parodius in there as a really fun shooter. However I don't think this console is going to happen personally.
There are so many Classic SNES games I'd love to see on there but I know due to Licencing issues most would never happen
I feel like they listed the games backwards in liklihood. With 3rd parties nothing is certain. Also, there was a huge amount of platformers on the NES classic, I think there's room enough for Kirby Superstar, a Nintendo 1st party game with loads of replayability. Mario Picross, really? I don't think they'd put an English port of a Japanese only SNES cartridge on this machine for NA/PAL if they didn't include the Japanese Super Mario 2 on the NES classic. I'll conclude with shoot for Gradius III rather than the insanely difficult R-Type games.
@Menchi187 Perhaps it's nostalgia. I liked it when I was younger.
Edit: There weren't many reviews back then but EGM gave it 9, 9, 9 and an 8. That's hardly garbage.
I'll take a SNES (and N64 Mini, please Nintendo, make it happen!) in any form I can get it. Yes all three DKC titles would be appreciated. It seems that Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World wouldn't be that difficult to add but would give the best of both worlds classic and 16-bit Mario. As for titles I would like to see out of the obvious Nintendo first party (Mario Kart, Mario World, Pilotwings, Earthbound) would be Turtles in Time, and Zombies Ate My Neighbors for sure.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE good call on Terranigma. Amazing game. Never played DKC 3 but played the second. Not sure which is rated best of the 3.
I also played TMNT tournament fighters. Only once. Not sure how well it performed but would be good to revisit.
Mega Man X is enough for me to get one. Though I didn't even see a NES mini here in the wild in Northern Ireland. Maybe this time round things will be different.
No mention of Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia/Time and Terranigma?
But in all seriousness, I hope they increase the number of games on the SNES Classic from 30 to 50.
Is this thing confirmed now? a lot of writing for a rumour and personally I hope they don't make it. (I want my original copies to go up in value)
I will definitely pre-order ones of these if it appears. I can think of lots of games (including most of your wild card list) I would rather have than Mario Super Picross, Tetris Attack or Final Fight 2. I'm not too bothered about Street Fighter 2 as I have it on so many platforms, but I guess I wouldn't begrudge it a spot.
To be honest, I could quite easily pick 30 SNES RPGs, so they need to up the list to 50 games!
Super Mario World? Super Mario All-Stars? Why not Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World? Never understood why that version wasn't used in the 25th Anniversary Edition on the Wii anyways.
Final Fight 2 is a good call. It's a decent game, and I'm hoping Capcom will put the original coin-op on Switch anyway.
F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, Super Meteroid, Starfox - that`s enough and I`m sold !!!
How long has the SNES existed for? 26 years? I believe that's how many games will be on it 😜
I feel like "there can only be one DKC and one Kirby, but there's gonna be five Square-Enix RPGs" is a bit unrealistic.
Picking this list is so tough. I think the SNES has the best library of games out there. That or the PS1 but it's close. You could make about 30-40 versions of this.
Hopefully it will get hacked like the NES so you can get up to 80 games on it eventually haha.
@Kayfios completely agree. It's was a snes like to like.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Reviews mean nothing. Compared to proper fighters, it's a joke.
I'd prefer if they just released bigger amount of NES Minis. It'd be strange to release SNES Mini when only some of the people were able to get NES Mini.
No love for Stunt Race FX?!! Striker or sensible soccer? Pfft
I think you can forget about Secret of Mana, as it's being released on the Switch. On the other hand I don't think Mario All Stars is unlikely at all. I'm surprises no one is mentioning EarthWorm Jim. The game had flows all right, but it's clearly one of the games everyone remembers and enjoyed !
What would be AMAZING is if Nintendo released the SatellaView DLCs they had for F-Zero, Zelda, and probably some others Idk about...
We're all crossing fingers for your speculation to go well.
@Kayfios Money. They would rather have us purchase Super Mario World separately, which I understand. I agree with you it'd be nice if they included that version so that all those games count for one on the 20-30 they'll put on there
@Adamario I agree. The author is letting their love of RPGs blind them to reality. I love them too, but it's much more likely Nintendo will use most of their first party stuff for the majority and sprinkle in some select 3rd party titles like the NES classic.
You missed Firepower 2000, Robotrek, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Super Smash TV, Final Fantasy II, The Peace Keepers, Double Dragon 5 and Mario Paint, but otherwise a fine list.
Take this rumour with a pinch of salt, until it is announced by Nintendo. All though most rumours about the Switch turned out to be true. I can just imagine Professor Wright from Simcity on the box, I'd really like Desert Strike to be included but that wont happen.
Exciting times lay ahead, let the wait continue.
I feel like the list is a bit too good. If those games all trickled out on switch it surely nearly 200 quids worth of games.
If the snes mini does happen this year it surely won't include so many sought after titles
Perhaps these are a bit too UK centric, but I'd love to see Sensible Soccer and Canon Fodder.
If it happens I wonder how many games it will have and the cost....
Exciting times lay ahead, let the wait continue.
At least for an announcement from Nintendo.
you just might!
but probably not!
That's two great lists, for sure. If a SNES Mini gets released, and most of these games make it to the included roster, then I will be one happy retro-gaming camper...
I just want the original Yoshi's Island already....enough with the crappy GBA version Nintendo. >.<
I still don't see this happening if they want to push the Switch this holiday. I could see them marketing it, and then when you buy one and open it up it has a piece of paper that says "this is what a SNES mini would look like if we didn't have the switch, head to the eshop to purchase some of the games you might've seen here!"
1. Star Fox
2. Super Star Wars
3-30. Everything else
I'd buy one for Sensible Soccer alone
Great list. Some additions to the wildcard list I would like to see are the Turrican games and the mighty Shadowrun.
This was an unsourced rumour.
Why give life to it and get people's hopes up?
You guys are getting to be click-bait-y
@firstnesfan I hope this is sarcasm involving a kitchen sink and you don't actually believe Robotron 64 was on the SNES.
I would need secret of mana, zelda, harvest moon, aladdin, lion king, starfox, donkey kong country 1 mario world 1+2 and most importantly terranigma (dont know if possible).
@Gold_Ranger fun to speculate at least. We're able to base our assumption upon the game selection of the NES mini. Also, we are all dying without Switch Virtual Console news which will be at e3
Yay for UN Squadron in the wildcard section!
Nintendo Life staff have just earned some extra respect!
I wondered about the trio JRPG games of Terranigma, Secret of Evermore and Illusion of Gaia; if only to make them more accesible due to their hight cart prices.
My top ten SNES faves are...
Final Fantasy VI
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Secret of Mana
Street Fighter II
Super Castlevania IV
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
...but if I'm honest, I'd far sooner own them on Virtual Console on the Switch. You just can't beat that portability!
@Jhena I'd say possible to most, but doubt Disney will let Nintendo have Aladdin and Lion King for re-release unless Nintendo sacrifices an undisclosed number of virgins at the altar of the Mickey Mouse.
Darn it NL, stop dangling this in front of me like a carrot. The more I think about the possibility of a SNES Mini, the more I want one!
They really need to come to an agreement, it would be a licence to print money for them both if they released those games on a SNES mini or better yet on the Virtual Console
If Turtles in Time is not on there... I will not be picking it up. That game defined the SNES
They might consider releasing them as part of another 'afternoon collection', this time with snes era games. Then again, they could do an 'all of the above' option, where they release an afternoon collection, have them included on a snes mini, and possibly even Switch VC.
That said, I never got to play the snes Disney games, since I had a Sega Megadrive, so it'd be fun to try those I've missed. I do have very fond memories of the Megadrive Disney games though, I played Aladdin, Castle of Illusion, Jungle Book, Lion King, QuackShot (my favorite actually), Mickey Mania and World of Illusion.
Nintendo's plans are only still rumored, but I hope they confirm and have a list like the one NL proposes. Seriously great (and expensive!) SNES games right there. +2 for Axelay and Super Metroid.
Give me a good virtual console on the Switch, and I'm set.
@subpopz Disney likes having everything in a vault. Old cartoons they don't want people to see, movies that they rerelease every 10 years at full price, and videogames with the exception of Ducktales remastered on all platforms but Nintendo and now their disney afternoon collection game which will be coming out on every platform but Nintendo, where they originally were. Disney doesn't want Nintendo to have these properties back to sell in any form. For why? I have no idea. If the SNES games showed up on Virtual Console it'd give me some hope.
@KoopaTheGamer It is wishful thinking, but if Nintendo wanted to make amends, then they would also include the 30 NES titles on the SNES mini.
I always thought the reason Ninty can't re-release Star Fox/Starwing is because Argonaut Games owned the rights to the Super FX chip and thus partly owned the rights to all Super FX games (Stunt Race FX, Yoshi's Island, DOOM SNES, etc.) and no one knows where those rights went when the company was liquidated in 2006? If someone could clarify for me that would be nice.
It's hard to do 30, especially with sequels involved, but here's my list of 30:
1) Super Mario World
2) Zelda: ALttP
3) Super Metroid
4) Chrono Trigger
5) Yoshi's Island
6) Super Mario RPG
7) Act Raiser
8 ) Super Castlevania IV
9) F- Zero
10) Illusion of Gaia
11) Super StreetFighter II
12) Final Fight
13) Sim City
14) Super Mario Kart
15) Final Fantasy II (IV)
16 Final Fantasy III (VI)
17) Secret of Mana
18) (For US) Secret of Evermore
20) Contra III
21) Super Ghouls & Ghosts
22) Mega Man X
23) Donkey Kong Country
25) Super Punch-Out
26) Kirby Super Star
27) Breath of Fire
28) Lufia and the Fortress of Doom
30) Out of This World
It's the frickin' SNES, you can't go too RPG mad with it! Not a bad top 30, though it's #notmytop30list.
That said, I don't really understand why Nintendo would bother with a SNES Mini at this time. The NES Mini already served it's purpose for raising awareness of the Nintendo brand. They're supposed to be focusing on the NS this holiday, along with ensuring they have enough stock. Distracting themselves and others with a SNES Mini will potentially lower their NS momentum, and discourage any sort of SNES VC releases.
Don't get me wrong, it's fun to talk about it, but it's still just a rumor at this point in time. It shouldn't be talked about like it's absolute fact just because Eurogamer has some unnamed "sources" who made some speculative claims. As was said in the NL article reporting on it, "Nintendo is apparently working on a successor to the NES Classic Mini, if reports from Eurogamer are to be believed." That's a big if, so let's not talk like it's already confirmed.
@PlywoodStick Oh, its real alright. Nintendo's skipping main market distribution this time. SNES mini will be on ebay sale right from the get go with opening bids at $59.99. As is tradition there will only be ten available to purchase per country per week. May the odds ever be in your favor.
Ideally I want Mario World, Kart, RPG, Yoshi's Island, DKC1-3 and EarthBound. If I can have those it would be perfect to me. Crazy thing is I own basically every SNES game that they could even possibly put on there, but it would be nice to have them on a SNES Mini too.
Would love The Ninja Warriors Again, Megaman 7, Robotrek and some Square Satellaview stuff on it. One must be able to dream, right?
@Minchi187 I don't know how you would class TMNT Tournament Fighters as a garbage fighter, it's far better than something like ClayFighter, Shaq Fu, and Rise of the Robots.
Although I don't think this will happen this year, as it will be the real Switchmas it is defo coming. My games would be:
Super Mario World
Super Maria Kart
Super Mario World 2
Super Mario RPG
Zelda link to the Past
Donkey Kong Country
Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Turtles in Time
Final Fight 2
Bust a Move
Secret of Mana
Would never happen but think this a good mix with a lot of multi player games.
@MeloMan Agreed on the Breath of Fire 1/2 pick! However, the problem with the vanilla US SNES Breath of Fire 1/2 is their very broken translations. Breath of Fire 2 has an excellent retranslation patch for the original SNES version, by Watercrown, so it would be crazy to go back to the original broken translation at this point. Breath of Fire 1 still desperately needs a good retranslation, and who knows if that will ever happen.
@subpopz could've been Capcom's failing, but with them sending Ultra Street Fighter II to the Switch I'd imagine they'd be familiar with programming for the Switch by now. Just empty speculation on my part. I think companies should just port everything onto the Virtual Console if there is no exclusivity agreement with microsoft or sony, but I realize that's a few thousand legal contracts to be hammered out.
Good list. I'd also give a shout out to Final Fantasy II, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Bomberman, Breath of Fire II and Killer Instinct.
Isn't Mortal Kombat II better than the first one?
Don't know how it would work, but I'll also mention Mario Paint.
@Alikan You mean opening bids at $599.99?
@PlywoodStick ah, I did miss a 9 in there. Thanks for catching that
Uninteresting. Unless they put International Superstar Soccer Deluxe in it.
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SNES mini full of translated JRPGS would kill me.
Especially the Anime RPGS, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo!
@shani Great game, though I actually liked the original one better.
@Menchi187 Maaaaaan, you just don't understand the underground rising star that is the TMNT Tournament Fighter Tournament!
@PlywoodStick Oh I do! It's right alongside the hot new side scroller ready to dethrone megaman. Mighty No 9 I think it's called!
I don't think the Tetris Company would ever allow them to re-release Tetris Attack because they don't want the Tetris name being used for anything that isn't Tetris.
The technical limitations/game choices of the mini nes lead me to get a raspberry pi 3 retropie console https://www.etsy.com/listing/491008891/raspberry-pi-3-retropie-emulation?ref=shop_home_active_1
You guys genuinely think they'd have 30 games on the SNES Mini (if it exists)? Knowing the way Nintendo practices it's business, it's more likely to have 20 games on it, comparing the price of NES Virtual Console games to those of SNES Virtual Console ones. They don't wanna "lose" too much money. If this is a real thing, then I sincerely hope they go the less greedy route of 30, as that's a solid number.
If this turns out to be real, what are the odds they will put 30 titles on it just because the NES mini had 30? I would think SNES games are larger files in most cases, as well as larger games in scope. I guess if the hardware actually had enough room to hack in hundreds more, it wouldn't be an issue of capacity.
The perfect roster of games for me personally is highly unlikely, though. The SNES had the largest amount of 3rd party games out of all Nintendo systems that I consider key titles for the system, but I'd be happy with all the main 1st party on a mini.
I wouldn't expect to find games like "Plok", or "Cool Spot", or even the original "Bubsy". Ah, it hardly matters. Even if there's truth to this rumor it'll be just as impossible to get a hold of one as always
@Alikan wrong game title, I was thinking of Robotrek, fixed it.
I think Nintendo should save this like this for the off year there isn't a new console to buy.
Switch games are going to get all my money from now on...aside from 1-2 PS4 games.
One game no-one's mentioned yet: The Lost Vikings.
Would rather have Terranigma over Secret of Mana, but I guess the later is more likely.
Where is Terranigma?
Mortal Kombat?? I highly doubt that. Mortal Kombat 2 seems more logical from a popular standpoint and a better over all port, but because of the blood and gore violence it likely will not be added at all.
I am generating like 6 Accounts, each one on amazon and the rest of all the other sites, and i am ordering like 3 SNES Minis for each individual ord....... oh wait..... $hit ..... Nintendo is only gonna produce 5 of them in total, worldwide, in time for christmas, this year and then they are canceling production, because it's not intendet as a 'long term product? ... Damn it.
It would quite shameful if they can't get Turtles in Time on there...
What will most likely be on the SNES classic if true:
1. Super Mario World
2. Super Mario World 2
3. Super Mario Kart
4. Super Mario RPG
5. Super Punchout!!
6. Super Metroid
7. LoZ Link to the Past
8. Kirby Superstar
11. Contra III
12. Final Fight 2
13. Final Fantasy III aka VI
14. Gradius III
15. Super Castlevania IV
16. Street Fighter II any vers.
18. Star Fox
19. Megaman X
20. Donkey Kong Country
21. Donkey Kong Country 2
22. Donkey Kong Country 3
23. Chrono Trigger
24. Secret of Mana
25. Kirby's Dreamland 3
26. Yoshi's Cookie
27. Final Fight 3
28. Final Fantasy II aka V
29. Kirby's Star Course
30. Castlevania Dracula X
Anything else is locked up behind too many licenses and such. If it was on virtual console it might show up. Note: even this list might run into problems via licenses and FX chip sadness.
This list to me showcases the benefit and problem of a SNES mini: There's just so many awesome games which could make the cut, but at the same time, each one is so much value, it's unlikely to happen when they could sell each separately for a high price.
Chrono Trigger? Totally not happening.
I knew Interplay had another one besides Clay Fighter that I was trying to think of. Good pick.
But I wonder if titles that were also on Genesis would be a lower likelihood...
@Menchi187 You just need to think outside of the box, man. You have to get into the other person's head these days.
Having obscenely long loading times, dodgy controls, and hipster character designs? That's the new backdoor way to get into the players' heads! If you can fill their minds with thoughts, it doesn't matter how bad they are!
The important thing is that they did it, man. They did the thing. They released the game. They made a masterPIECE OF SHHHHHHHHHHoes.
First, as others have said SuperFx seems to be a licensing issue, not an emulation issue. Second, I've seen it stated that the vertical stages of Axelay are not mode 7. That, I can believe since I've seen or heard of that effect on other systems.
The list itself is fine, but it does almost nothing for me. I've always had issues with the SNES library since the system was current. Too often, I've found that the games considered among the best are games I can't stand for one reason or another. It's just one of those things. However, two longshot third-party games, ones without major licensing issues, would definitely improve that lineup. I'd want to see them get Sunset Riders and Ninja Warriors Again on there. Fantastic action games, those two.
TMNT is truly a licensing nightmare. Getting Turtles in Time would require Nintendo, Konami, the property holder of the turtles, and, probably, the current license holder to all agree to terms.
I predict they only put 20 games on this thing and then charge the same amount as the NES Classic
This is my list :
01- Super Mario World
02- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi Island
03- Super Mario RPG
04- Super Metroid
05- Super Adventure Island
07- Super Castlevania 4
08- Street Fighter 2 Turbo
10- Gradius 3
13- Final Fantasy 3/6
14- Sunset Riders
15- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4
16- Final Fight
17- Rock N' Roll Racing
18- Donkey Kong Country
19- Legend if the Mystical Ninja
20- The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past
21- Super Mario Kart
22- Pilot Wings
23- Sim City
24- Chrono Trigger
25- Super Contra 3
26- Super Turrican
27- MegaMan X
28- MegaMan X 2
29- MegaMan X 3
30- Kirby Dream Land 3
On this article I only noticed the bad photoshop with the SNES on that hand
I never really had any interest in the NES Mini mainly because I feel like Super NES is where the iconic franchises like Zelda and Mario really came into their own in terms of quality. The idea of a SNES mini is tempting but I think I would rather own it both portably and on the TV, which only the Switch can offer so what I really need is for Nintendo to hurry up and start up their VC already.
1- Super Mario World
2- Donkey kong Country
3- Donkey Kong Country 2
4- Donkry Kong Country 3
5- Super Metroid
7- Super Punch-Out
10- The Legend of Mystical Ninja
11- Super Mario Kart
12- Mega Man 7
13- Mega Man X (X2 and X3 probably won't made it because of special chips)
14- Super Castlevania IV
15- Final Fight
16- Final Fight 2
17- Final Fight 3
18- Kirby's Dream Course
19- Super Street Fighter 2
20- Super Ghouls n' Ghosts
21- Contra 3
22- Breath of Fire
23- Breath of Fire 2
24- The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past
25- Harvest Moon
26- Wild Guns
29- MAYBE Final Fantasy II (since NES Mini got some FF titles)
30- MAYBE Secret of Mana
I sure hope if we do get it we don't get the Ugly look US SNES Model here in the UK.
I'm not reading 130 comments to see if they've been mentioned, but I doubt they have. If you want sports games, Pebble Beach Golf and Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour were great. Jimmy being better than Super Tennis in my opinion.
@Moms-Meowth I also share this concern.
so long as they make way more then the nes mini then i shall be happy.
@Niinbendo Turtles in Time is crazy affordable loose. CIB for cartridges are unnecessarily expensive, so I personally don't collect CIB for cartridges (DS/3DS/Switch notwithstanding).
I really do own most of these and recommend them. Im not trying to be that guy with the strange games but these were really good.
Ok so you wont see any of them on a mini. But then you wont ever see anything that isnt already in the eshop and this is fantasy anyway.
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Another Story
Super Fire Pro Wrestling X
Go Go Ackman 123
Out to Lunch
Zig Zag Cat
Big Sky Troopers
(I cannot tell you the name of my hidden gem puzzle game until I buy it)
I definitely dont agree with putting Kirbys Dreamcoursd on the main list and putting Super Star on the wild card list. That makes no sense at all. Thats like not including Super Mario World to include Mario is missing. I don't see too many platformers as a reason to not include one of Kirbys best game while simultaneously including 2 mario games, dk, super ghouls and ghosts, and castlevania
@ieatdragonz Really? How much are you expecting Nintendo to charge for SNES Mini? Atleast $60 right and those two roms are worth $60?
@Rontanamo_Bay They have already released all three of these game everywhere else that they want to. Sure, I could see them putting them here. As for Secret of Mana, the mobile version is single player so I don't see any problem with them only having two player support for it here. Most people never played it with 3 players anyway.
Ugh, I keep hearing folks say Nintendo doesn't know how to emulate the SuperFX chip, hence why games using them are never part of VC. That's not true at all. The problem is the licensing of it, because Nintendo not only didn't make nor own it, but the folks who own it now don't care to work with Nintendo.
Well for one thing if they do it they shouldn't limit the selection to 30 titles! That's the very first thing I said the day the NES mini was announced was that the quantity was too skimpy!! Part of the reason why modders grabbed hold of thing and added the extra games. I'd say 45-60 titles is more appropriate and reasonable! Personally, I'd rather see them get the vc service going on the Switch instead and provide a wealth of titles to choose from....not 1 game a week for 3 years either. But hell if they can do both then no complaints here!
Not very realistic but my list would be:
1) Super Mario World
5) Rock N' Roll Racing
6) Kirby's Avalanche
7) Kirby Superstar
8) Secret of Mana
9) The Lost Vikings
10) Donkey Kong Country 2
11) Mega Man X
12) Super R-Type
11) Super Punch-Out!
12) Chrono Trigger
13) Super Mario Kart
14) TMNT IV: Turtles in Time
15) Metal Marines
16) Tetris Attack
17) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
18) Star Fox
19) Super Metroid
20) Super Tennis
21) Final Fight 3
22) Super Street Fighter II
23) Super Mario RPG
24) Super Bomberman
25) Top Gear 3000
26) Breath of Fire 2
27) Killer Instinct
28) Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
I don't think we'll ever see Plok (put it on the list anyway) Killer Instinct, or Star Fox 2 in this or VC...that's a shame to me.
For me, the SNES was mostly an RPG machine. I would love to see the 2 Lufia games, 2 Breath of Fire games, Brainlord, Illusion of Gaia and so on... Obviously the Squaresoft games are no brainer.
That won't happen (not sure why they never released the Lufia games on VC) and even if it did, Nintendo would underproduce but there's my 2 cents.
Rise of the Robots?
@Dazza Super Tennis never got released on VC because it's a licensed game. Tokyo Shoseiki (who changed their name to Tonkin House shortly after in the 16-bit era, and then I don't know what happened to them) made it, Nintendo published it.
I do expect Tetris Attack to be an exclusive for the Japanese version if this console turns out to be real. I expect Nintendo to ignore it for the west than to put in the little amount of effort needed to change the title (even without a Pokemon-themed sequel to offer us as a subtitle this time around).
And despite being on three Virtual consoles, Mario's Super Picross has remained a JP/PAL release on ALL of them.
@Crono1973 Maybe licensing for Lufia II (which is certainly the superior of the two). Not sure if Natsume owns the rights to the English translation (although Nintendo basically reused it with a couple text corrections for the PAL release). Though SE probably would have control over the first game.
I like this list. Though just having a mini SNES already sold me. I hope we here more about this soon.
STUNT... RACE... FX!
Not enough love for this absolutely wonderful game.
PLEASE WE NEED TERRANIGMA
ONE OF THE BEST RPG EVER
Can't wait for the Gamecube mini in 2 years time, N64 mini first next year
Zombies Ate My Neighbors and TMNT need to be in the mini.
Glad I'm not the only one who remembers U.N. Squadron!
That for the list! It goes into favorites, so that I know, what to upload to my RPi.
Why is it called the SNES Mini when the SNES Mini is already a console? (The SNES 2)
My 30 Game Line-Up: 1) Super Mario World 2) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Story 3) Super Mario RPG 4) Super Mario Kart 5) F-Zero 6) Donkey Kong Country 7) Star Fox 8) Kirby's Avalanche 9) Earthbound 10) Pilotwings 11) Super Punch-Out! 12) Super Metroid 13) The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past 14) Kirby Superstar 15) Kirby's Dreamland 3 16) Contra III: The Alien Wars 17) Super CastleVania IV 18) Dracula X 19) Sunset Riders 20) Chrono Trigger 21) Final Fantasy III 21) Street Fighter Alpha 2 22) Mega Man 7 23) Mega Man X2 24) Mega Man X3 25) Super Street Fighter II 26) Final Fight 27) Final Fight 2 28) Final Fight 3 29) Street Fighter II 30) Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
If turtles in time and Legend of the seven stars or on it i will buy it for $99 or less
I absolutely want one. Also, scrolling through this list just reminds me again of how ridiculous it is that so many of these games are not on the New 3DS Virtual Console.
That's a great list, although I'd prefer Puzzle Bobble/Bust a Move to Tetris Attack. Other than that, it's pretty much the exact list of games I'd want to play.
I'd switch out a couple of those for mega Man x 1-3. I would also add Hagame, Rendering Ranger and super turrican.
Nintendo should have a SNES classic download for the switch. That way those who want the hardware option can buy the SNES mini. Those who just want the games can download everything available on the SNES mini onto their switch.
Even though I've still got our SNES I would be so keen to get one of these for all those games I've never played like Actraiser, FFIII, Secret of Mana etc. and yes I'm awesome because I have the Lion King! Holy crap that game got hard!
I doubt the hypothetical SNES Classic Mini would be anything like the NES Classic Mini. Now that Nintendo knows there's a huge market for retro gaming, they should offer something that can continue to make them money after the first sale. Maybe something with a set of base games, but takes Switch-style game cartridges to further extend the game library. Imagine themed cartridges with a generous set of games: an RPG variety pack, a shooter selection, a fighter package etc. It should be much cheaper than the Switch, of course — under $100 — to occupy a market niche that nobody else is taking.
Great list, and those are all good choices, especially "Super Tennis." Funny thing is, on Youtube there's an old video of critics Siskle & Ebert playing it.
And seriously, "Turtles in Time" seriously needs a rerelease. (Or a better remake then the non-Nintendo consoles got years ago.)
Has this been officially confirmed by Nintendo themselves? Because honestly, this surprises me.
It is possible for Nintendo to obtain the rights to the Super FX chip from the now defunct Argonaut Games, however it would be difficult since the property is now in a weird legal limbo of not having a proper owner.
@PlywoodStick True, Assembly lines are multi year agreements. Production for the NES Classic was probably shut down for the Switch. They probably have limited assembly lines available, and with them doubling the production for the Switch they need all the lines they got.
I don't really see the Snes classic coming soon with the Switch being the main focus. The Nes Classic was either a marketing tool or was shut down for production of the Switch.
I'd have thought UN Squadron was a must include. I'd dump Tetris for it. There's enough Tetris out there as it is. Star Fox 2 would be a scintillating inclusion.
Obviously games like E.V.O., Link to the Past, Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse, Mario Paint, Donkey Kong Country 1,2,3, Megaman X2, Earthworm Jim, Lemmings, Young Merlin, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and more.
@MatthewHindmarsh Or it will come out in 4 years.
EARTHBOUND OR RIOT
I'd add SimCity.
While "Final Fight 2" is indeed much better than the ripped apart port of the first game, it still sucks compared to "Final Fight 3." The only thing the second game has over the third one is that Maki is hotter than Lucia.
I don't know about anyone else, but I was able to snatch up "Turtles in Time" at a used game store a few years ago without too much trouble and certainly without selling a kidney.
@Menchi187 I've only played the Genesis version of "TMNT: Tournament Fighters," but I find it to be a very solid fighting game. It's at least a more proper fighter than the classic Mortal Kombat games, which actually have pretty lousy mechanics once you strip away all the gore and fatalities to get to the core gameplay.
@FinnTheWhovian: The issue, as I understand it, is in fact licensing, as you mentioned. I could be incorrect, but that's my understanding, as well. Sidenote: I also, have in the past considered that programming, & licensing(similar reasons) might be why Nintendo doesn't release the arcade Donkey Kong, but it's just speculation on my part. From what I gather, Nintendo were not the programmers for the arcade Donkey Kong.
@iphys: Different sources online(don't remember which ones; I wanna say it was DYKG) pretty much state what you just did, in that someone at the Tetris Co.(I forget who) made a statement along the lines of being sorry they ever let Nintendo use the Tetris name for Tetris Attack.
On the off-chance you don't know, TA is a pseudo-remake of "Panel De Pon"(I might have butchered it; sorry). The Yoshi's Island theme was applied to it, as that was a popular game over here, at the time.
So, the Japanese have Panel De Pon, & on the SatellaView they also got our version of it, renamed (I think)Yoshi's De Pon.
@Rontanamo_Bay: "How would they handle three-player multiplayer with Mana?" - Maybe it's just me, but I never recall Nintendo having gone the extra mile with emulation of special, &/or obscure features, such as the 3-player you mention, or controller pak in N64 games, for example. Another example would be for the photos in Super Mario Bros. Dx, that require Gameboy Color features the Nintendo 3DS doesn't emulate, to be pre-unlocked. Nintendo would just have to edit the rom. For the most part, they're very basic in their emulation efforts, as far as I'm concerned.
@Everyone_Else: The SNes Mini, probably will happen. I suspect the only thing that could possibly scare Nintendo off, would be the idea of various 3rd party titles appearing on the system. That, & of course, the possibility of such a system, financially interfering with the NS.
16.Secret of Mana ..as long as it has 3 player.. tetris attack would be more than welcomed.
@Joeynator3000 I wouldn't really call the GBA version "crappy" since it did have the better controls (I loved the SNES game, but having to hop my right thumb between the Y and A buttons were a little annoying for me. Having my right thumb on the B button while having my right index finger on the R button for shooting eggs is much more comfy), Yoshi's sounds, and secret stages that unlock after beating the game, not to mention that your total lives and Special Items are saved (SNES version never had that). Then again, I liked both versions the same.
Now, Super Mario Advance...hoo man, THAT was awful.
Actually, who's to say that there will be 30 games in the Mini SNES? I mean they could bump the game count to 60. And I want Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars on it.
@Torakaka Twice the bits, twice the games, makes sense.
Seriously, the (to Nintendo) unexpected success of the NES mini means that it's just a matter of time before they release one, but I agree with people that holiday 2018 makes more sense than trying to compete with the Switch this year. Plus, that way they could iron out manufacturing issues and actually have things in place to ramp up production if necessary. This is all assuming that Nintendo ever learns lessons from anything.
If they just popped Mother 3 on it, every single hardcore "I have 7 SNESs buried in my back yard, so I probably don't care anyway" out there would pre-order it tomorrow.
@Flammy Then after that they'll make the N64 Mini.
I had no idea that Turtles in time was worth so much. After reading this I sold my copy to CEX, I now have enough to get MK8D and puyo puyo tetris for free!
localize FE3-5 and put them on the SNES Mini
at least FE3 because they will never localize the DS remake
@AlwaysGreener: Ya know, that would be really cool, if Nintendo literally sought out all legally-involved parties, & legally purchased the whole proverbial pie. Never again would licensing be an issue for SFX/SFX2 titles. Of course, I don't think Nintendo considers it worth the money, though in the long-run, it might very well be financially worth it.
@Dev: That would be awesome. Nintendo could include a little mouse, & pad. Would Nintendo do such a thing? Honestly, I'm not sure. The only other way I see MP working on a SNes mini would be if Nintendo edited the rom so you could use the controller. My guess: If Nintendo includes MP, I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo did either of the options I mentioned they might.
@sleepinglion: SimCity is on the list, though obviously this list is just a guess of game #s, & titles.
@Torakaka: Actually, I (highly) suspect you, & I aren't the only people to think that. In a way, it's kinda obvious. On the other hand, they might not, due to # of 1st party titles. Just imagine how it would sell like hotcakes, just/if for having a few Rare games on it, like Goldeneye 007, Donkey Kong 64, etc.
1. Final Fantasy 6
2. Killer Instinct
3. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
4. Super Street Fighter 2
5. Mega Man X
6. Sensible Soccer
7. NHL 98
9. Star Fox
10. Super Mario World
11. Super Mario World 2
12. Super Mario RPG
13. Super Tennis
14. Turtles in time
15. Zelda - A Link to the past
16. Super Mario Kart
17. Super Metroid
18. Super Castlevania IV
19. Chrono Trigger
20. Secret of Mana
21. Donkey Kong Country
22. Donkey Kong Country 2
23. Donkey Kong Country 3
25. Super Punch-Out!!
26. Goof Troop
27. The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse
28. Dragon Quest 6
29. Zombies ate my neighbors
This is a device I would definitely consider getting if it happens, the mini NES didn't really grab me....so many great games on the SNES it's hard to know where to start.
I'd want to see games on it I haven't played, like Super Metroid, and Yoshi's Island, but it would be nice to play things like Super Tennis, Soul Blazer, Castlevania IV, Pilotwings, Super Aleste, UN Squadron, Mystical Ninja amongst many others again...provided of course it all runs in 60hz here in the UK. Can't be dealing with that PAL slowness.
Reggie will surely see this as yet another opportunity to sink his filthy claws into the hopes of all U.S. Nintendo fans and rip them to shreds.
The SNES mini is just a rumor though correct? Has this been confirmed?
@iammikegaines: Yes, it is a rumor, as of my comment, unless something has changed. I personally think they'll do it. Nintendo could make a nice little sidespot of pocket change from this. & if they don't include that many 3rd party titles, it's more of a win for them, as obviously less capitol poured into this.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I still have my Sega Genesis version of Tournament Fighters. Still holds up well.
So Xmas I'm getting a switch and a snes classic mini. My fiancee is going to love getting me these considering she Hates games lol. Thank you Nintendo.......just produce enough to go around please and don't be a scrooge ha ha.....poor joke
"Turtles In Time" and "Zombies Ate My Neighbors" would more than justify an SNES mini purchase. I'd pick those up on any VC in a heart beat.
Konami's Sunset Riders would be AMAZING, but probably very hard to secure the rights to.
An impossibility, but Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball is my all time favorite baseball game.
I'll happily settle for a SNES Mini controller, providing it works the same way as a NES Mini controller on the Wii/Wii U. I'd rather not pay $50+ for a Club Nintendo controller.
I think this is just setting people up for big disappointment, as I'm 90% sure this is a rumor but they are treating it like it's a fact.
Articles should be clearly stated when it's a rumor, I thought NL was better at this?
@DeltaPeng: It's a rumor at the moment. NLife linked a recent article of theirs' with the word rumor in the title; up in the body of this article. It's more of an "indirectly stated" kind of thing. I suspect Nintendo will do this, however.
I'm going to hold out for the N64 Mini......
Terranigma, Mortal Kombat 2, Monopoly. Also, put some networking capabilitues to download additional games.
@technotreegrass I also mentioned Sunset Riders. It's among the best SNES games I've played. I don't see it as a particularly difficult game to license, as it's wholly owned by Konami as I understand it. It should be no harder to license than any other third-party title that's not some other license(like the Turtles or Batman) if that's the case.
I also really liked that baseball game. It had a really good style, I thought. It reminded me of Baseball Stars in some ways. I was thinking they could make changes to the ROM, but then how would you advertise it without using its title?
Can't believe Earthworm Jim didn't make the cut.
@Capt_N I think it depends on the demand for such games too. Seeing how there are other fellow commenters hoping for games such as the original Starfox and Super Mario World 2 to be brought to the rumored system, it gives some hope to the fact that Nintendo would consider such a legal decision.
What would kill me for Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy "III" is the recirculation of the oldest scripts rather than the revisions from the DS/GBA ports. And then Final Fantasy "II"...that one's just not right, as we first got it.
@AlwaysGreener: Yes, & that might very well play out in favor of gamers.
I'll stick to playing these games on my PC for free since the SNES Mini will be non-existent in stores, then Nintendo will inexplicably discontinue it anyway.
Instead of 30 games I hope they at least include 50, the Super NES library is just too good to have only 30.
why just 30? go for 90!
Plz put SimCity on it. That's the only one I can ask for. The original on SNES is too good even better than the new one.
Would like to see games like Pocky and rocky, soulblazer and lagoon on The snes mini 😊
Great list guys. Nice to see Actraiser and Demons Crest on there. If I had to choose any others I probably would have gone with Equinox, SkyBlazer and Secret of Mana. Oh, and Super Parodius of course!
Let's not forget Puggsley's Scavenger Hunt ! The erratic sadism of that game actually makes it really interesting.
Isn't the Super FX issue a legal one? Argonaut games, now defunct, created the chip for Nintendo. If standard emulators can achieve it, I've little doubt Nintendo would have released these games already. Starfox/SMW2 are 2 of the greatest.
No Whirlo, X-Zone, Daze Before Christmas,
DON`T get hopes up people then start whining and complaining!
Yeah, that's pretty much exactly in line with what I was thinking:
Here's hoping the people at Nintendo are not so dumb that they go off and pick a list that is radically different; because by almost all accounts those are the games that just make sense based on all the Top SNES Games lists out there as well as being the most popular, beloved, appropriate an whatever else.
If Nintnedo basically gives us a list near identical to what we've both said, as well as makes the controller cord a bit longer and adds a simple shortcut command to return to the main menu (probably pressing Start and Select together), and sells this thing for the same £50 as the NES Mini--ideally with the power adapter included in the UK versions this time around too--this could be something very special indeed.
Love your list, but that's gotta be Lufia 2 on there instead of fortress of doom. In fact, if I got an SNES Mini and it only had ONE game it would be Lufia 2!
I'm thinking it would only have 15 - 20 games, not 30. And most of them would be chosen because they are first party Nintendo games. Safe, predictable games; none of the wild, crazy and obscure choices I see in this discussion.
not in alphabetical order..
1- Super mario world
2- Super mario world 2 yoshi's island
3- Super mario all star would be amazing
4- Super metroid
5- Mario kart
6- Super mario RPG
8- Starfox 2 if possible
10- Zelda: A Link to the Past of course!
11-Legend of mystical ninja
11- Super contra 3
12- Super castlevania 4
14- Gradius 3
15- Castlevania dracula X
16- Secret of Mana
17- Final fantasy 2
16-Final Fantasy 3
17- Crono triger
18- Kirbys dream land 3
19- super street figther
20- Megaman X
21- Megaman X2
22- Megaman X3
23- Final Fight 3
26- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4
28-Breath of Fire 2
29- Demon's Crest
30- Donkey kong Country
Other adds could be
Given the huge catalog of aaa titles, they could easily include 100 titles with the snes mini. My wish is that they include 30 games as pack-in and two more additional cards (shaped as cartridges) with 30 games each. That way, Nintendo gets additional revenue for their games, and we get to play them legally and with great emulation. Win-win.
It's worth noting that My Nintendo has an animation of your Mii playing with a SNES. A subtle hint?
Ohhh don't forget to release all mother games in japanese version!!
There's a lot of "licensing issues, so no chance" going on here with people's lists. Generally if it isn't already on Wii or Wii U VC, don't bother listing it.
I don't care. I just want nintendo to quit being Scroogey jerks about supply.
Because Disney refused to put their Disney Afternoon Collection on any of Nintendo's systems, even though those games were only on nintendo systems. Who knows why they think the way they do? Shrugs
@Capt_N Shoot, thanks, man!
@sleepinglion: You're welcome!
@sdelfin Getting rid of Ken Griffey's likeness is probably as easy as changing Mike Tyson to Mr. Dream from Punch Out! for the NES, and scrap the title screen to some generic baseball field. But the game uses the licensed MLB team names, logos, and outfit designs of the 1993 season. That would probably be a lot of extra work, time, and money that isn't considered worth it to change everything.
@technotreegrass Yeah, I figured taking him out wouldn't be hard, but then that changes the title more drastically than removing Tyson from Punch Out, which was already an arcade game before Tyson was included. As it's been many years since I played the game, I forgot it had team names and such. I agree with your assessment on how much work it is. Thank you for adding that extra information.
@HappyMaskedGuy Pure rumor + wishful thinking. I just don't see it happening. Makes no sense for Nintendo to do this.
@SuperToe I know, right? I just find it weird that everyone is treating this as guaranteed fact, when there hasn't been any formal confirmation whatsoever. Just shows how different gaming 'news' is from other real journalism. There's such a thing as facts and evidence.
What happened to including Killer Instinct
Nintendo should buy Rare and put Killer Instinct on the mini and do a remake on Switch.
"Star Fox 2 - Now we are really entering the realms of wishful thinking."
Haha yeah Star Fox 2 as a wildcard was genius.
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