Donkey Kong Country 2 is the fastest game in the series, and its one of the few platformers that I would rate as highly as the best Super Mario games. It's an awesome co-op game and since the system comes with two controllers, it would be perfect. You all enjoy! @StuTwo: Our Tetris Attack was originally Japan's Panel De Pon, slightly modified for mostly theme. Mortal Kombat 2 (But I guess it's too violent for such a collection? ) It's getting to the point now lists me as well the entitled 'these games aren't included on the SNES Classic'. Marle doesn't use fire, what it Frog doing and who are they fighting? The controls are sluggish, it's very grindy, and the music is extremely repetitive. Earthworm Jim and Ken Griffey Jr. (This phenomenon is typical in action games and shoot ’em ups, but it’s pretty rare for puzzle games to be so intense.) PILOT WINGS should be on there . Simply because we could have gotten some extra games out of it. The first Donkey Kong Country was considered revolutionary in 1994 and picked up numerous Game of the Year awards, but the sequel improved upon it in every way imaginable. Rather than being a jumbled mess of ideas however, the two styles compliment each other well as you jump around slashing at monsters one moment, then turn your attention to building up towns the next. Most would agree that the 20 (+1) games on the Mini are an impressive selection, but most also have a number of titles they would have liked to see included. @BulkSlash I loved Buster Busts Loose! Classic arcade fun, but classic arcade fun that would be unlikely to appear on the SNES Mini due it being a licensed title. Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... 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I definitely agree with Turtles in Time and Chrono Trigger. Of all the brightly coloured shooters on this list, Märchen Adventure Cotton 100% would be the least likely to feature on the SNES Mini, had an extra spot been available. Pilotwings Night Mode. Smash Tennis is much better than Super Tennis and has the same infinite replayability as Super Mario Kart with 2 players of the same level.Also you put 4 shoot'em up but forgot the best one of the system: Super Aleste.Some games you missed: Demon's Crest, Biker Mice from Mars (great arcade racer once you know how to play it, tap B in straight lines to dash regularly. It means you always have full ownership of the physical games you've purchased, for all time--which is a major worry and issue with the way digital is going right now imo. Would have traded that over Ghouls 'n Ghosts any day. LTTP I got lend from neighbour. In fairness, many of the best games of all-time were featured on the system and the inclusion of StarFox 2 – which was slated for release in 1995 before being cancelled in the 11th hour – was completely unexpected. So let's suppose that the SNES mini had come loaded with an additional 20 games. I'm not sure what the standing on Quintet is but guessing licensing there too. No love whatsoever!! @vonseux Hell yeah on Top Gear. But Nintendo seemed to be clever to add in "sports", but with their own mascots. If I'm being really finicky I'd also prefer Donkey Kong Country 2 over the first game. Ken Griffey's MLB Baseball. (Not that they'll be missing my sale, of course.). DMA should be Rockstar and well that wasn't likely to happen at all. And I'm sure there's others I'm forgetting... ActRaiser Everything past those become a little subjective. You mean: "Games that you should add once the mod to insert new games is released"? Good visual design in the platforming sections and some cracking music from Streets of Rage’s Yuzo Koshiro compliment the package. I still have both with their boxes and booklets and everything. I'll join the "Where the heck is Zombies ate my Neighbors?" @Spoony_Tech To be fair, the SNES version of FFIV was kind of a mess. It’s yet another Konami game (they were on fire back then!) Excited to see Uniracers, that game was so underrated. Magical pop'n Top 10 Best Games Not on the SNES Classic Edition! I don't care what anyone says, it's really oblivious not to put them (and I don't have feelings toward most of these games) If you still wanted to put some games, you should add Turtles in Time, Megaman X2/X3, ActRaiser...You know, the games that most people played and have nostalgia for. Killer Instinct was the last fighting game I was ever good at. Seemingly every stage in the game featured a new gameplay mechanic. puts you in control of a unicycle that you throw around a series of tracks that feature a number of jumps, twists, loops and hazards. The levels are full of secrets to find and Capcom buried several Easter eggs in the game – including a two-player versus mode and remixed music from Ghosts ‘n Goblins. Pocky & Rocky Final Fight 3 I would have much rather had dl 3 than dream course. Would do the sequel though. The time travel gimmick gives players a tremendous amount of freedom, and the adventure is a lot less linear than most games since there are so many optional side quests and numerous ways for the game to end. I agree with both DKC 2 & 3 and Chrono Trigger, but I think Kirby’s Dream Land 3 should have made the cut too. Single or doubles matches (against each other or the CPU) make the game suitable for quick bouts of play, although it soon becomes addictive, meaning it could end up being a much longer gaming session. I'm pretty surprised that Chrono Trigger wasn't included, but it could be they felt Secret of Mana and FFIII scratched that itch? The system was bundled with two replica SNES controllers and had options that weren’t present on the previous year’s model (including a rewind feature), but it only came with 21 games installed instead of the 30 the NES Classic Edition had. Harvest Moon Chrono Trigger needs no intro, so I'll save typing on that. Illusion of Time (Gaia). On the flip side, the stages were slower-paced and lack the kinetic forward motion that had defined the series up to this point. How did I forget the Tecmo Super Bowl series? I certainly think Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Bomberman and Chrono Trigger should have been on there. There’s a lot to like about the SNES Classic Mini, with the compact box offering plenty of plug-and-play 16-bit goodness. People, it was a promotional cart. Again? As enjoyable as it is however, Microsoft’s 2002 acquisition of the studio ensured that a SNES Mini inclusion was never on the cards. Konami? Would make more sense on the JP version. I'd definitely agree with Super Tennis - it was an important early game, it's great, it's a genre that's un-represented on the device and it would have added something (as others have mentioned). Looking at the box for Chrono Trigger< i just realized how crappy the box art is. I needed Actraiser to consider purchasing a SNES Mini--as it is, nope! ISS Deluxe is still the most balanced football game ever and I was so into it I created a website called "The ISS Realm" 20 years ago. so many games that were on the SNES! Feature: Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2020, Feature: Nintendo Life's Alternative Game Awards 2020. What about Actraiser 2? Though offering lots of top-notch platforming action, Nintendo probably consider the inclusion of All-Stars unnecessary, having previously stuck the original versions of Mario 1-3 on the NES mini. Chrono Trigger might be the most notable absentee on the SNES Classic, as it is one of the best games on the system. On a less superficial note, the gameplay was also refined in meaningful ways. How about games like Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, NHL 95, KGJ Baseball, Final Fight, Mega Man 7/X2/X3, Final Fantasy 2, EVO, and Super Turrican 1 & 2? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. Kirby’s Avalanche edit: oh looks like you have i shoulda refreshed the page. My gd that comment made me feel old. Got a list of about 80 non-essential games too, but I'll spare the forum that. I'm pleased that Nintendo released this but yeah the following games would have been epic. The lineup also seems to be missing a beat'em up like Final Fight or Knights of the Round Table which was a big genre for SNES. Secret of Mana 2 by Zack Kotzer. Terranigma is the best super nintendo game. So I don't see how either could have worked. @Joffy That was on the Super Famicom Mini so we didn't include it here. Had so much fun with that game as a kid. I'd rather not speculate much but I did question early on why Pilotwings was left off other than Nintendo wanting to leave enough space for third parties. This is so much better than the original SNES, the suspend point option is great. Secret of Evermore Best SNES Games #50. @gurtifus YOU SIRE ARE A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR. That's a perfect selection by Nintendo Life. Gameplay isn't bad on either, but is kind of whatever. But yeah, they were never going to happen. Including Final Fantasy VI is nice, but I think Dragon Quest is perhaps even more important. I'm waiting... @Jimmy_G_Buckets what a fantastic game that still is!! Every game I just listed probably would have been no problem for Nintendo. I understand why it's not there (the Tetris license) but Nintendo should have bitten the bullet, made a ROM hack and renamed the game "Yoshi's Puzzle League" or something similar. @Spoony_Tech Removal of unique abilities (some seemingly for no reason) on multiple characters, abysmal translation, and some effects on weapons that don't work at all, to name a few things. Final Fight 2 Zombies Ate my Neighbors8. The Best NES Games Not Included in the 'Classic Edition' Nintendo’s new little cutie carries a lot of essentials, but not all of them. Megaman X2 Super Star Wars But the classics are tucked into a cornucopia of lazy movie tie-ins, mediocre sports games, and … It’s a shame they weren’t included on the mini. T2 The Arcade Game7. I haven't even heard of most of these games. The colorful graphics and rocking soundtrack perfectly capture the feel of the classic NES games, and the gameplay is exactly what you’d expect. Nintendo apparently couldn’t resist putting their own mark on the game, so the generic Godzilla-inspired monster was replaced with Bowser, and players would be rewarded with a giant Mario statue when their city became large enough. Matching the look of the then current TV show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time is bright and fun as you smash your way through waves of Foot Soldiers, with the memorable ability to throw them into the screen (which comes into play in an early boss battle). TOP GEAR : the best racing game on the system. Challenging but fair, there’s a number of weapons to unlock and some memorable boss battles. Games not in the above list that should be considered are Aliens 3 and one of the Top Gear games. That would have fit into the mix perfectly. Super Double DragonKiller InstinctSuper BombermanSecret of EvermoreBattletoads in BattlemaniacsSuper Star Wars Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackSuper Star Wars: Return of the JediTurtles in TimeBatman ReturnsChronotriggerDemolition ManSuper Smash TVSpider-Man: Maximum CarnageMagical Quest starring Mickey MouseDonkey Kong Country 2Donkey Kong Country 3Stunt Race FXSuper AlesteZombies are my Neighbours, The Mario All-Stars and DKC sound great for compilation purposes. Still missing Secret of Evermore which I love. Magical Quest Mickey Mouse28. These will be modded on to my mini just as soon as the hack arrives. Chrono Trigger32. Soulblazer but it’s incredibly inventive with great variety between the levels and from a technical perespective it’s yet another Konami tour de force. SMAS+World would have been technically 1 game. 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