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SG Choice: SNES Mini

SNES Mini

Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 games packed in. So we made a list of 30 realistic* (at least semi-realistic) SNES games, including 3rd Party that could possibly be included if the SNES Mini becomes a thing.
*Games which weren’t localized aren’t likely. Also Rare owned IPs.

3rd Party companies that have games on NES Mini: Capcom, Konami, Namco, Taito, Tecmo.

No Licensed Games

Super Mario World Donkey Kong Country Donkey Kong Country 2 Donkey Kong Country 3 A Link To The Past
Super Metroid Super Mario Kart Earthbound Super Mario RPG Super Punch Out
Star Fox F-Zero Pilotwings Yoshi’s Island Kirby’s Dreamland 3
Joe & Mac Super Castlevania 4 Pac-Attack Final Fantasy VI Sim City
Contra 3 Sunset Riders Earthworm Jim Zombies Ate My Neighbours Super Bomberman
Street Fighter II New Challengers Megaman 7 Super Ghouls N Ghosts Final Fight Captain Commando

 

2015-12-18 (3)*

Super Mario World Donkey Kong Country Donkey Kong Country 2 Donkey Kong Country 3 A Link To The Past
Super Metroid Super Mario Kart Earthbound Super Mario RPG Super Punch Out
Star Fox F-Zero Pilotwings Yoshi’s Island Kirby Superstar
Super Bomberman Super Castlevania 4 Pac-Attack Final Fantasy VI Chrono Trigger
Contra 3 Earthworm Jim Sim City Zombies Ate My Neighbours Demon’s Crest
Street Fighter II New Challengers Megaman X Super Ghouls N Ghosts Final Fight R-Type III

 

Nantendo

Super Mario World Donkey Kong Country Donkey Kong Country 2 Donkey Kong Country 3 A Link To The Past
Super Metroid Super Mario Kart Wario’s Woods Super Mario RPG Super Punch Out
Star Fox F-Zero Pilotwings Yoshi’s Island Kirby

Super Star

SimCity Super Castlevania 4 Pac-Attack Final Fantasy III (VI) Final Fight
Contra 3 NBA JAM Secret of Mana Mortal Kombat II Kirby’s Avalanche
Street Fighter II New Challengers Megaman X Super Ghouls N Ghosts Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Gradius III

 

Nirbion

Super Mario World Super Mario

All Stars

Donkey Kong Country Donkey Kong Country 2 Donkey Kong Country 3
Super Metroid Super

Mario Kart

Earthbound Super Mario RPG Super

Punch Out

Tetris Attack F-Zero Pilotwings Kirby

Super Star

Kirby’s Dreamland 3
Super Soccer A Link To

The Past

Secret of Mana Final Fantasy VI Chrono Trigger
Contra 3 Super Castlevania 4 Gradius III Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Super Bomberman
Street Fighter II’ Turbo: Hyper Fighting MegaMan X MegaMan 7 Final Fight 2 Pac-In-Time

*I (PushDustIn) agree with Spazzy’s list!

Let us know in the comments what games you would like to see if the SNES Mini were a thing!

7 comments
  1. I was going to question the games that aren’t on the Wii U’s Virtual Console, but then I realized Bubble Bobble and Final Fantasy aren’t there yet either. Speaking of which, Star Fox and Yoshi’s Island have never made it the Virtual Console at all (excluding Super Mario Advance 3). Is it true that the FX chip has something to do with it?

    T rated games may not make the cut for marketing reasons (which sadly includes EarthBound now). Parents feeling like they can share these systems with their young kids is too valuable to pass up!

    It’s gonna be way tougher coming up with 30 plausible N64 games…

    Igiulaw on August 14 |
    • Yeah, it’s really suspicious that Star Fox, Yoshi’s Island and every other Super FX-Chip-Game were never released on the Virtual Console. This is also the reason why I excluded them in my list, since there might be a copyright-issue preventing Nintendo to release any game, who uses the Super FX-technology.

      Nirbion on August 16 |
  2. I don’t think I’d be able to come up with a full list, but it’d have to have Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Yoshi’s Island, Super Metroid and Kirby Super Star at least.

    MagcargoMan on August 14 |
  3. All the above, plus the Top Gear racing games trilogy. Just ask permission from Kemco first.

    A mini SNES with Top Gear 3000 would be an instant buy for me!

    Anthony Rousseau on August 14 |
  4. Square Enix also has a game for the NES Mini with Final Fantasy I.

    Anonymous on August 15 |
  5. Super Mario World All Stars & World, Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem (with Archanea Saga as bonus content)/Genealogy of the Holy War/Thracia 776, Final Fantasy VI, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country Trilogy, F-Zero, Mega Man 7, Mega Man X, EarthBound, Super Mario RPG and Super Punch Out.

    *breathes*

    InfinityAlex on August 16 |
  6. I’m looking over these lists in wake of recent rumors, and Nirbion’s list is clearly the best. He remembered to include Tetris Attack.

    Cart Boy on April 20 |