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The Best Free SNES Games To Play On The Switch Online

Updated July 2, 2020 142 votes 20 voters20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite SNES games on Switch online.

Released in 1990, the Super Nintendo single-handedly revolutionized the gaming industry. Fortunately, Nintendo’s giving gamers a chance to relive the golden age of gaming by bringing some of these classic games to the Switch. Thanks to the Switch's virtual store, gamers can enjoy 16-bit classics like Super Mario World, Star Fox (as well as the ever-elusive Starfox 2)Super Mario Kart, and more. All gamers need is a subscription to Nintendo’s online service and they can play instantly. Most of these games even support two-player co-op adventures, so you can get your retro game by teaming up with some friends. 

With awesome new (or old, depending on how you look at it) SNES games released every few months, this list ranks all the best games you can play on the Switch right now. Sure, Zelda and Mario are obvious wins, but there are plenty of great SNES games on Switch that you may not have heard of - or played.

Vote up your favorite Nintendo switch SNES games, and vote down all the games you played but didn't enjoy.

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

    DeveloperNintendo, Capcom, Flagship, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

  • 2
    Super Mario Kart

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Racing video game

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  • 3
    Super Mario World

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

  • 4
    Super Metroid

    DeveloperIntelligent Systems, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

  • 5
    F-Zero
    7
    2

    F-Zero

    1990

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Racing video game, Future

  • 6
    Star Fox
    7
    4

    DeveloperArgonaut Games, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Shoot 'em up, Scrolling shooter, Rail shooter

  • 7
    Kirby's Dream Course

    DeveloperHAL Laboratory, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Sports game

  • 8
    Super Ghouls'n Ghosts

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game, Run and gun, Hack and slash

  • 9
    Brawl Brothers

    DeveloperJaleco

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Beat 'em up

  • 10
    Demon's Crest

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

  • 11
    Kirby's Dream Land 3

    DeveloperHAL Laboratory

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game

  • 12
    Pilotwings

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Simulation video game, Flight simulator

  • 13
    Stunt Race FX

    DeveloperArgonaut Games, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Racing video game

  • 14
    Yoshi's Island

    DeveloperNintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game, Adventure

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  • 15
    Super Soccer

    DeveloperHuman Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Soccer, Simulation video game, Sports game

  • 16
    Super Tennis

    DeveloperTose

    Genres (Video game)Tennis, Sports game

  • 17
    Breath of Fire

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

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  • 18
    Joe & Mac 2: Lost In The Tropics

    DeveloperData East

    Genres (Video game)2D action platformer

  • 19
    Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense Force
    0
    1

    Super E.D.F.: Earth Defense Force

    1991

    DeveloperJaleco

    Genres (Video game)Scrolling shooter

  • 20
    Super Puyo Puyo 2
    0
    2

    Super Puyo Puyo 2

    1994

    DeveloperCompile

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle