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How to Play SNES Games on Nintendo Switch

20 new games are there to play

by Kyle Hanson


After years of waiting, SNES games have finally arrived on Nintendo Switch. While not in the form of a renewed Virtual Console, the platform’s titles are playable the same way NES games were. Though the process is simple, it might take a few more steps than you anticipate. And with so many waiting so long to get these games on the latest Nintendo console, confusion has abounded. To help, here’s how to play SNES games on Nintendo Switch.

How to Play SNES Games on Nintendo Switch

As I said, the process is the same as what you had to go through to play NES titles. First off, you need an active membership to Nintendo Switch Online. This $19.99 a year service offers a few perks, such as these classic games, Tetris 99, and online multiplayer. Once you have that just head to the eShop from the Switch main menu. There you can scroll down to the Nintendo Switch Online section where you’ll find the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Switch Online app.

Long name, but from there everything is simple and easy. Once you add the app to your Switch console, just load it to see all the games you have available to play. The service is launching with 20 titles, but more should arrive soon. Here’s the full list of SNES games you can play on Switch…

Brawl Brothers
Demon’s Crest
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
Kirby’s Dream Land 3
Star Fox
Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Super Puyo Puyo 2
Super Tennis
Breath of Fire
Kirby’s Dream Course
Stunt Race FX
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Super Soccer
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

And that’s all you need to know about how to play SNES games on Nintendo Switch.

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