Nintendo Switch Online – List of NES and SNES games

As part of the paid Nintendo Switch Online service, Nintendo is offering access to a catalogue of retro games. But it’s not mere “Virtual Console” titles: those are actually playable online, which obviously wasn’t the case of their original versions. 20 games will be available at launch on September 18th/19th 2018, and more will be added on a regular basis.

On this page, we’re going to list all the games available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online membership service. Naturally, we will keep on updating it as more games are announced and added (and removed, if Nintendo ever plans to remove any). Of course, it includes the SNES games set to debut on September 5th/6th!

Important note: while this may seem overly obvious, it’s worth mentioning you do need a valid Nintendo Switch Online membership to play those games.
Important note 2: the games are also available in their Japanese version, in Japan. If you’re looking to get access to those, check out this post to find out how!
Important note 3: you need to download the latest Software update to get access to the new games. Check out this page for more details!

Latest update – December (December 11th/12th)

  • [SNES] Starfox 2
  • [SNES] Kirby Super Star
  • [Famicom] Famicom Wars (Japan-only)
  • [Famicom] Route 16 Turbo (Japan-only)
  • [SNES] Super Punch-Out!! (Europe and North America-only)
  • [SNES] Breath of Fire II (Europe and North America-only)
  • [NES] Journey to Silus (Europe and North America-only)
  • [NES] Crystalis (Europe and North America-only)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Regular games

  • Brawl Brothers
  • Breath of Fire
  • Breath of Fire II (Europe and North America-only)
  • Demon’s Crest
  • F-Zero
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Pilotwings
  • Star Fox
  • Starfox 2
  • Stunt Race FX / Wild Trax
  • Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
  • Super Family Tennis (Japan-only)
  • Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!! (Europe and North America-only)
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer / Super Formation Soccer
  • Super Tennis (Europe and North America-only)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Nintendo Entertainment System

Regular games

  • ADVENTURES OF LOLO
  • Balloon Fight
  • Baseball
  • Blaster Master
  • City Connection
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Donkey Kong 3
  • Double Dragon
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (Japan-only)
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Famicom Wars (Japan-only)
  • Fire Emblem [Japan-only]
  • Ghosts’n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Ice Hockey (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Ice Hockey (Famicom Disk System version, Japan-only)
  • Journey to Silus (Europe and North America-only)
  • Joy Mech Fight  [Japan-only]
  • Kid Icarus (Nintendo Entertainment System, Europe and North America-only)
  • Kid Icarus (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Legend of Zelda (The) (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Legend of Zelda (The) (Famicom Disk System version, Japan-only)
  • Mario Bros.
  • Metroid (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Metroid (Famicom Disk System version, Japan-only)
  • Mighty Bomb Jack
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pro Wrestling (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Pro Wrestling (Famicom Disk System version, Japan-only)
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr Dream
  • River City Ransom
  • Route 16 Turbo (Japan-only)
  • Soccer
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Star Soldier
  • Star Tropics [Europe and North America-only]
  • Super Chinese / Kung-Fu Heroes
  • Super Dodge Ball
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels / Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo Entertainment System, Europe and North America-only)
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels / Super Mario Bros. 2 (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario USA
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Tennis
  • Tsuppari Ozumo [Japan-only]
  • TwinBee
  • Vice: Project Doom (Europe and North America-only)
  • Volley Ball (Nintendo Entertainment System, Europe and North America-only)
  • Volley Ball (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • VS. Excitebike (Famicom Disk System)
  • Wario’s Woods
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu [Japan-only]
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo Entertainment System ver., Europe and North America-only)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Famicom Disk System ver., Japan-only)

SP Games

  • Blaster Master SP
  • Crystalis (Europe and North America-only)
  • Double Dragon SP (from ???)
  • Dr. Mario SP
  • Ghosts’n Goblins SP
  • Gradius SP
  • Gradius SP (2nd version)
  • Kid Icarus SP (Nintendo Entertainment System, Europe and North America-only)
  • Kid Icarus SP (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Kirby’s Adventure SP
  • Legend of Zelda SP (The)
  • Metroid SP (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Metroid SP (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only) (2nd version)
  • Metroid SP (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Metroid SP (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only) (2nd version)
  • Mighty Bomb Jack SP
  • NES Open Tournament Golf SP (Japan-only)
  • Ninja Gaiden SP
  • Star Soldier SP
  • Super Mario Bros. SP (from ???)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 SP (from ???)
  • TwinBee SP
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link SP (Nintendo Entertainment System ver., Europe and North America-only)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link SP (Famicom Disk System ver., Japan-only)

See a game missing from that list? Make sure to drop us a line to let us know!


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