Introducing the Do-It-Yourself Super NES Classic

September 7, 2017
by Christopher Gates
  • Super NES Classic Games

So, you didn’t manage to find a Super NES Classic. Yeah, neither did we.

But instead of whining about it—okay, in addition to whining about it—we’ve decided to do the next best thing. Nintendo doesn’t want us to play classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System Titles? Fine. We’ll play something else.

During the month of September, we’ll unveil the DIY Super NES Collection, a list of 20 different indie games—one for each title on the Super NES Classic (except for Star Fox 2, which we’ve never actually played)—that should roughly approximate the selection on Nintendo’s impossible-to-find mini-console.

Some of the games are better than their 16-bit counterparts. Some aren’t. Either way, you should be able to find something to help you forget your sorrows on the following list—and, unlike the Super NES Classic, you can actually buy these games. As far as we’re concerned, that’s a win all on it’s own.

So, without further ado, the DIY Super NES Collection (updated throughout September):

#01: Contra III / Broforce
#02: Donkey Kong Country / Mekazoo
#03: EarthBound / Why Am I Dead at Sea
#04: Final Fantasy VI (III) / Cosmic Star Heroine
#05: F-Zero / Redout
#06: Kirby Super Star / Owlboy
#07: Kirby’s Dream Course / Behold the Kickmen
#08: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Anodyne
#09: Mega Man X / 20XX
#10: Secret of Mana / Secrets of Grindea
#11: Star Fox / Sky Rogue

Happy playing!


Christopher Gates lives in Los Angeles, CA. He writes about video games, comic books, and pop culture for sites like Looper, Maxim, Playboy, The Star Wars Insider, and others. In his spare time, he reads too many comics, watches too much baseball, and drinks too much beer.