5 SNES classics you need to play on Nintendo Switch ASAP

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Nintendo Switch Online may not be the most robust online service on consoles, but it does come with a library of NES and SNES games you can play at no additional charge.

There are plenty of overlooked gems available to subscribers, along with some undisputed classics.

Here are our picks for the best SNES games on Nintendo Switch Online that anyone can enjoy.
5. Star Fox

Star Fox fans haven’t gotten much love from Nintendo in recent years, making this SNES classic even more of a must-play.

The first entry in this space combat series features challenging dogfights and multiple routes through each level to make it even more replayable.

4. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

The entire Donkey Kong Country trilogy is available on Nintendo Switch Online, but Diddy’s Kong Quest is the series at its best.

This tough platforming adventure perfects the gameplay of the original while sanding down some of its rough edges.

3. Super Mario World

If the first three Mario games on the NES didn’t cement the series as one of the all-time greats, Super Mario World certainly removed any doubts.

Super Mario reached its 2D pinnacle with Super Mario World, packing tons of secrets for dedicated players to find and sheer platforming joy even on a more casual playthrough.

2. Super Metroid

While fans patiently await any good news about Metroid Prime 4, they can still revisit Super Metroid, one of the best games of the 16-bit era.

The game builds on the original Metroid to deliver one of the most memorable worlds on the SNES and lay the foundations for the metroidvania genre that’s still popular to this day.

1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

One of the most influential games of all time, A Link to the Past set the standard by which adventure games would be judged for years to come.

The game pairs the thrill of exploration with challenging puzzles and great world design to make a classic that still holds its own against sequels like Breath of the Wild.

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