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.
And so: 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 still haven’t 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. Many aren’t. Some look and play exactly like the Super NES games that inspired them. Others share more of a thematic connection.
The goal wasn’t to find copies or imitations. It was to find games that, somehow, captured the feeling of playing the original Super NES titles—or at least part of it. You should be able to find something on the list to help you forget your sorrows—and, unlike the Super NES Classic, you can actually buy these games. As far as we’re concerned, that’s a win.
So, without further ado, the DIY Super NES Collection (updated throughout September):