Nintendo adds more NES and SNES games, Nintendo fans add more complaints
In what now seems to be an unending cycle, Nintendo has announced four new retro games that will be playable for free for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and Nintendo fans have announced that they can never be happy with anything.
Yet again, instead of giving us the same games we’ve had over and over and over, Nintendo has decided to be a jerk and give us a batch of interesting, under-appreciated, and rarely re-released titles instead. The nerve of them thinking we might want to play something new and different.
In that batch of new additions some Twitter users have described as “garbage,” “dead games,” and “what the actual hell are these games,” the February update brings us:
- Doomsday Warrior (SNES), an action fighter produced by legendary Japanese studio Telenet Japan’s subsidiary Laser Soft
- Psycho Dream (SNES), an interesting looking action game that was previously Japan-only
- Prehistorik Man (SNES), a caveman platformer from back when “caveman platformer” was an actually real sub-genre of games
- Fire ‘n Ice (NES), which served as a prequel to Tecmo’s classic puzzler Solomon’s Key
But, I don’t know why I just listed them, because who cares? Why should people have new experiences when they could be playing Chrono Trigger or Super Mario RPG again for the 80th time if Nintendo weren’t so lazy?
The one true crime here is that, in Japan, they got Shin Megami Tensei 2 for Super Famicom, and we’ll never get that due to it never having gotten an official localization. Now that is something to be upset about.
Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI.