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Nintendo Switch Online could add games from SNES, according to data scientists

It looks like a sizeable list of SNES games could be on their way to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Nintendo Switch Online launched late last year and as well as offering players cloud-based sign-ups, the service gives access to a number of NES games with enhanced graphics. However, dataminer has discovered a list of SNES titles that seem to indicate that they are making their way to the service at some point in the future.

Twitter user CapuccinoHeck rifled through the code for the app and found a list of 22 SNES games, as well as code names for four types of emulators, suggesting that two more will follow the SNES.

First, let's take a look at the list of SNES games KapuccinoHeck tweeted out:

  • 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 Dreamland 3
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario World
  • Pilotwings
  • F-ZERO
  • Star Fox 2 (lol)
  • Super Punch-Out!!!
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Breath of Fire 2

KappuccinoHeck teamed up with two other dataminers - Simon1844 and OatmealDomme - to reveal four types of emulators.

Fans speculate that the latter two emulators could be Game Boy or Game Boy Advance emulators, and a possible N64 emulator.

In more concrete news, Nintendo announced January NES games, in which Blaster Master and Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link will join the collection of NES titles already available on the Switch's online service.