This fall is shaping up to be a huge one for Nintendo, as the company is not only releasing the highly-anticipated Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch, but also putting out the SNES Classic Edition, a smaller version of the hit 90s home console. Nintendo has already announced the 21 Super Nintendo games that will come pre-loaded on the system and it’s hard to find much fault with the games they’ve selected.
From seminal titles like Super Mario World and A Link to the Past to big surprises like Star Fox 2 (which has never been officially released), the SNES Classic’s library is pretty much overflowing with masterpieces. Still, anyone who’s ever owned a Super Nintendo knows that the console’s library extended well beyond only 21 games and while Nintendo has covered most of the important ones with the Classic, they’ve also missed quite a few that arguably deserve to be included. Even though I know this is just wishful thinking at this point, here are 15 other games I think Nintendo should have put on the SNES Classic.
*Note that I haven’t taken potential licensing issues into account with this list, as it’s a wishlist and I can do whatever I want with it.
15. Earthworm Jim
Impressive animation, tight platforming gameplay, and a memorable soundtrack are just a few of the reasons Earthworm Jim was adored in its day and the most impressive part is that it still holds up really well by today’s standards. While there were certainly better platformers released on the SNES, Earthworm Jimholds a special place in many gamers’ hearts due to its zany premise and off-beat sense of humor. This is a game in which the main villain was named — and this is no joke — Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug-for-a-Butt.
They just don’t make games like this anymore (side note: it’s criminal that we haven’t gotten a new Earthworm Jim game since the 90s). It’s also hard to find many games that cast you as gun-toting earthworms in powerful space suit armor, so it also has that going for it.