Nintendo has one of the hottest gifts of the holidays on its hands with its recently-released NES Classic, a miniature version of the company’s original home console that has been selling out everywhere since it was released on November 11. Clearly, nostalgia for retro Nintendo products is alive and well among the gamers of the world, but why should they stop with just the NES? The next logical step would be to release a mini version of the NES’s successor, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Assuming Nintendo takes the exact same approach, this would mean that the SNES Classic would come with a selection of 30 pre-installed games. While opinions will surely vary wildly among individual fans, we’ve picked 30 classic SNES titles that we believe have to be included on a hypothetical SNES Classic’s hard drive.
*Note: Some of the games included on this list, including ones from third parties and sports titles, may very well be ineligible from being included due to licensing issues or what have you. Just remember that this is a wishlist and that if Nintendo were to ultimately release this product, it would be up to them as to what games they could and could not include.
30. Star Fox
Star Fox hasn’t aged all that well (really, the only game in the franchise that has is Star Fox 64), but considering how influential it was, it arguably deserves a spot. The Mode 7 graphics were state-of-the-art at the time and it was actually only the second three-dimensional game developed by Nintendo, so there is little doubt that Star Fox was an important release for the company. Besides all that, it’s a fun arcade shooter and was our first introduction to one of Nintendo’s flagship (though often overlooked) franchises.