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Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can download 20 free SNES games

Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct was jam-packed with Nintendo Switch game announcements. Honestly, we’d forgive you if you got most excited about the news that SNES games are being added to the Nintendo Switch Online lineup.

Indeed, this is big news for a service that has caught flak from fans over its rather measly lineup of monthly NES games. The fact that right out of the gate Nintendo is offering not just a handful but twenty SNES games is a nice gesture on the Big N’s part.

What games can you download as of today? Well, I’m glad you asked…

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

I must say, that’s a strong starting lineup. There’s a little something for everyone… and then some. By the way, unlike with the NES game releases, this is the same lineup that they are getting in Japan.

Nintendo says that SNES games through Nintendo Switch Online will support both a rewind feature as well as local and online co-op. That’s not all, though. The company is also releasing an SNES controller compatible with the Switch. It will retail for the rather reasonable price of $29.99.

Nintendo Switch Online is $19.99 a year. It is required for online play on the Switch. As a perk for subscribers, each month Nintendo plans to release either NES or SNES games on the service with the enhanced features noted above.