Nintendo Switch data mine hints at new games to come

Nintendo Switch data mine hints at new games to come

One of the biggest complaints to the Nintendo Switch Online service is the lack of variety when it comes to classic games available. This may change sooner rather than later. One Nintendo fan looked into the source files for the NES game collection, and claims to have found code for a variety of Super NES games, including Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

KapuccinoHeck, a modder in the Nintendo community, tweeted this weekend that they dug into NES Online files this weekend, and posted a long list of references to SNES games. The entire list is as follows:

There’s a lot of games that return from the Super Nintendo Classic – including the system-exclusive Star Fox 2 – but not everything on the list is identical, such as the lack of Earthbound and Super Mario RPG. New inclusions such as Super Mario All-Stars, Stunt Race FX, and Breath of Fire 2 gives this new list some variety outside of the SNES Classic line-up.

Nintendo has yet to comment on bringing SNES games, or any other consoles, to the Nintendo Switch Online collection. However, Nintendo has commented that the Nintendo Switch Online service would act as a replacement to the Virtual Console so hopefully this is their first step at expanding the service to reflect that of the Virtual Console.

With the relative lack of content for Nintendo Switch Online since the service’s September launch, more Nintendo classics to play on-the-go sounds like a dream come true. Here’s hoping this leak means new additions are coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service very soon. Nintendo has surprised us before so they’re bound to surprise us again, perhaps during their next Nintendo Direct we’ll learn more.

Until then, keep your eyes on Mammoth Gamers for further developments.


Danny Santos is a journalist at Mammoth Gamers. He enjoys games, comics, and tons of coffee. Last seen: Entering the underground Smash Ultimate Fight Club with a Gamecube controller.