Finally, a way to play Super Mario World again.
Weeeeeelcooooome to Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 440!
On this week’s show, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, Zachary Ryan, and Max Scoville talk about the potential of Super Nintendo games being added to Nintendo’s NES Online app as well as their overall online service charge. Long story short, an alleged data mine on Switch points to the possibilities of SNES games coming to Nintendo’s wildly successful console/handheld hybrid.
Now obviously we’re excited for the potential here, but that begs the question: if the SNES games are really on the way, will Nintendo just add them to existing customer’s Nintendo Online subscriptions? Or will they add a brand new pricing tier? And if so, would YOU pay more to access SNES games on Switch? Sorry, that actually begged multiple questions, but “that begs multiple questions” is not a saying people say normally.
And since Nintendo Switch lacks a dedicated “Virtual Console” like its predecessors, we also spend a reasonably healthy chunk (my nickname in high school!) of the show talking about our favorite retro game collections on Switch. NES games hog all the attention on Switch, but there’s also a TON of classic vintage games on the shop right now, from the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, to the SEGA Genesis Classics Collection, to Arcade Archives Series which allows you to individually purchase all 275 different King of Fighters games, should you choose to. Seriously, they made like, hundreds, of those games.
On top of that, Wii U ports on Switch are CRUSHING the sales numbers on their previous console homes. Not too surprising, really, but it opens up some really interesting questions like “Will Smash Bros. Ultimate go on to be the best selling Smash Bros. game?” and “Will Nintendo keep the “New” Super Mario label going from here?”
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So, would YOU pay extra to access SNES game on your Nintendo Online subscription? What about N64? GameCube? Wii? Virtual Boy? What’s your breaking point?