Missing NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy, Color Nintendo Switch Online Games Updated Feb 2023

With the lackluster drip-fed service that is the Nintendo Switch Online NES & SNES classic games, getting on average 3 games every other month, how long can Nintendo keep this up? I’ve compiled a list of first party games that can be released & can’t be released and we’re taking a look at around at things we should definitely be seeing as well as short explanations. This list will be constantly updated every time new titles are released. We’ll be doing this for NES, SNES and any future consoles they might add like Nintendo 64, Game Boy, GBA, DS, etc and the list will be getting prettier with each revision. If you see any errors let me know by emailing or tweeting at me @miscrave and I’ll change it.

This list mainly focuses on first party games that Nintendo has complete control over releasing. Then we have separate sections for titles that might’ve only come out in Japan or required a peripheral and also some titles that were developed by Nintendo under a license. I will not do third party titles since it’s not likely we’ll be getting many and most seem to be obscure titles. Hopefully any console following the Switch will start with this catalog or I will go mad cataloging their releases.

List of NES first party games that can be released / were released in the Virtual Console before and no reason why they wouldn’t. This list includes Japanese games that were released in western Virtual Consoles on the Wii, Wii U or 3DS. Hopefully they all come out since there’s no reason for them not to.

Adventures of Lolo 2
Vs Clu Clu Land D : Welcome to the new Cluclu land (Available on Famicom Switch Online App)
Devil World
Donkey Kong Jr. Math
EarthBound Beginnings
Mach Rider
The Mysterious Murasame Castle
NES Play Action Football
Urban Champion
Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II

The next NES games required an adapter either the NES Zapper light gun, R.O.B. the Robot or the Power Pad. We saw Duck Hunt released on the Wii U VC, so they could definitely modify the games to work here as well with the gyro. Power Pad games can be modified to use buttons even if not as fun and R.O.B. games can for the most part be played without ROB, perhaps with some remapping or even better a digital ROB. I’d love to see any of these.

Duck Hunt (Zapper required)
Gumshoe (Zapper required)
Hogan’s Alley (Zapper required)
To the Earth (Zapper required)
Wild Gunman (Zapper required)
Short Order & Eggsplode (Power Pad required)
Gyromite (R.O.B. required)
Stack-Up (R.O.B. required)

The following games are first party developed but also require a license, now Nintendo is licensing games for the NES online service so it’s not out of the question though less likely than the previous ones. I mean if we have Tetris 99 licensed already for the subscription, licensing the other Tetris NES games won’t be too difficult and recently an EA games game was added so SimCity is not out of the realm of posibility.

10-Yard Fight (Irem Software Engineering license)

Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting (Zapper required, CBS Barker Bill license also required)

Kung Fu (Irem Software Engineering license)

Popeye (King Features Syndicate license)

SimCity (Electronic Arts license)

Smash Table Tennis (Konami license)

Tetris (Tetris Company license GB version released)

Tetris 2 (Tetris Company license)

Yoshi’s Cookie (Blue Planet Software license)

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out (Mike Tyson License)

Official Nintendo rom hacks are a thing and I guess these could be re-released but counting we have the originals in the service I’m not so sure, these seem like Nintendo has forgotten them but it’d be great to have them.

Donkey Kong Original Edition (hack to include the missing arcade level, only on 3DS VC for a limited time, would be great)

Mario Bros. Classic Serie (Arcade Mario bros with updated Super Mario Bros bros controls, story intermissions, different music and improved sprites, based on Kaettekita Mario Bros. only released in PAL regions)

Super Mario Bros 25th Anniversary (Exclusively installed on Red Wii’s celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mario with 25th anniversary coins, not likely since that anniversary has passed and it’s only the coins with a 25 on them)

Luigi Bros (Unlockable in Super Mario 3D World you play Mario Bros arcade with 2 Luigi’s)

Super Luigi Bros (Unlockable in NES Remix, you play Super Mario Bros with Luigi and the game is mirrored)

Speed Mario Bros (From NES Remix, you play Super Mario Bros at 2x the speed)

Japanese only 1st Party games that have a lot of text or have never been released in the west before so it’s not likely, though many of them are already released on the Family Computer Switch Online app which you can download on your Switch already and others area likely to eventually be released there, but not all.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (Available on Famicom Switch Online App/translated version on the eshop for purchase (limited time))
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (Available on Famicom Switch Online App)

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (Fuji Television License, Super Mario Bros 2/ Super Mario USA already released)

Famicom Wars (Available on Famicom Switch Online App)

Joy Mech Fight (Available on Famicom Switch Online App)


Famicom Grand Prix: F1 RaceFDS

Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally FDS
Shin Onigashima FDS

Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir FDS

Time Twist: On the Outskirts of History

SNES List, still a rough draft in organizing but I don’t think I missed anything:

Games yet to be released but that will eventually happen:

Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu (Super Star Stacker) Kirby no KiraKira Kids

Super Mario All Stars + Super Mario World (Less likely since the well known original is already released and it only includes one extra game, different intro screen and new Luigi sprite for SMW, needs to happen for those reasons alone but it’s a tough one) (Not released on VC because it’d hurt sales of the NES games, released as a disc so Nintendo is not against re-releasing it and since every Mario NES game is already available no reason not to)

Vegas Stakes
Wario’s Woods

Games that require a license but as mentioned above are not out of the realm of possibility since we have licensed titles.

Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (MLB License)
Ken Griffey Jr.’s Winning Run (MLB License)

Kirby’s Avalanche (Puyo Puyo license)

SimCity (EA Games license)

Super Mario RPG (Square Enix license)

Super Play Action Football (NFL license, could be removed)

NCAA Basketball (NCAA license, could be removed)

NHL Stanley Cup (NHL license, could be removed)

Wrecking Crew ’98

Tetris Attack (Tetris license, already released as Panel de Pon, Japanese version for Satella view BS Yoshi’s Panepon could be released so we can get cute Yoshi sprites)

Tetris & Dr. Mario (Tetris license)

Tetris 2 (Tetris license)

Yoshi’s Cookie (Blue Planet Software license)

Games that required a peripheral, like the SNES Mouse or the Super Scope light gun, which could be modded to work on the switch like Duck Hunt was on Wii U’s VC)

Battle Clash (Super Scope Required)
Metal Combat: Falcon’s Revenge (Super Scope Required)
Tin Star (Super Scope or SNES Mouse Required)
Mario Paint (SNES Mouse required)
Mario & Wario (SNES Mouse required)
Super Scope 6 (Super Scope Required)
Yoshi’s Safari (Super Scope required)

Japanese games with a lot of text or not likely to be released on the SNES Switch Online App but have a possibility of being released on the Japanese Super Famicom Switch Online App which you can download from the japanese eshop in any region’s switch.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War ( released on VC in japan)
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Marvelous: Mōuhitotsu no Takarajima / Marvelous: Another Treasure Island
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: The Girl in the Back

Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori
Sutte Hakkun
Picross NP Vol. 1
Picross NP Vol. 2
Picross NP Vol. 3
Picross NP Vol. 4
Picross NP Vol. 5
Picross NP Vol. 6
Picross NP Vol. 7
Picross NP Vol. 8

Power Soukoban

BS Satellaview games have never been released however roms exist of them, it’d be perfectly logical for Nintendo to release them officially. Nintendo seems to have shown no interest in ever going back to any of these things and many people think they’re lost but we’ve seen lost stuff like Star Fox 2 and Earthbound Zero released and Nintendo also ignored them and one day surprised us, maybe one day they’ll surprise us since fans would love this and give them tons of positive PR. Many games are just the same or slight variation of released games, while some were brand new, nevertheless it’d be great to get any of these.

BS The Legend of Zelda (Legend of Zelda remake)
BS Mario Paint: Yuu Shou Naizou Ban (Mouse not required)

Kirby games (many mini games):
Kirby no Omocha Hako: Beesuboruu
Kirby no Omocha Hako: Arrange Ball
Kirby no Omocha Hako: Cannon Ball
Kirby no Omocha Hako: Guru Guru Ball
Kirby no Omocha Hako: Pachinko
Kirby no Omocha Hako: Pinball
Kirby no Omocha Hako: Ball Rally
Kirby no Omocha Hako: Hoshi Kuzushi

BS F-Zero Grand Prix
Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. 1
Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium
BS Fire Emblem: Archanean War Chronicles
BS The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets (satella view mascot would need to be replaced with Link)
BS Dr. Mario
BS Panel de Pon – Event ’98
Satella Q (Quiz game with mario charaters)
Satella Walker
Satella Walker 2
Heisei Shin Onigashima
BS SimCity: Machi Tsukuri Taikai (EA license most likely a port)
Special Tee Shot (Kirby’s Avalanche without Kirby)
Super Famicom Wars ( released on VC in japan)
Super Mario USA Power Challenge (technically a sequel to SMB2 even if it’s the same game, featured voices)
Sutte Hakkun Event Version
Sutte Hakkun BS Version 2
Sutte Hakkun ’98 Winter Event Version

BS Detective Club: Lost Memories in the Snow

Wario’s Woods: Burst of Laughter (License from Japanese comedians)
Wario’s Woods Again
Yoshi no Panepon (based on Yoshi NES)
Zoo-tto Mahjong!

Marvelous: Time Athletic
Marvelous: Camp Arnold

Nintendo 64

1080° Snowboarding
Excitebike 64
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (future title)
Mario Golf (future title)
Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask (Future title)
Pocket Monsters Stadium
Pokemon Stadium
Pokemon Stadium 2
Pokemon Puzzle League
Star Fox 64
Yoshi’s Story
Super Smash Bros
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Masters Quest

Animal Forest (Dōbutsu no Mori)
Cruis’n USA (Williams License)
Cruis’n World (Williams License)
Cruis’n Exotica (Williams License)
Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. (MLB license)
Ken Griffey Jr.’s Slugfest (MLB license)
Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside (NBA license)
NBA Courtside 2 Featuring Kobe Bryant (NBA license)
The New Tetris (tetris license)
Tetrisphere (tetris license)
Ridge Racer 64 (namco license)

Custom Robo (available in Japanese app)
Custom Robo V2 (available in Japanese app)
Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. 1
Super Mario 64 Shindō Pak Taiō Version
Wave Race 64 Shindō Pak Taiō Version

Rare Owned (license issue but as we’ve seen with Banjo Kazooie it could be resolved):

Banjo Tooie
Donkey Kong 64
Diddy Kong Racing
blast corps
Conker’s bad furday
Killer Instinct Gold
Perfect Dark
Mickey’s Speedway USA (disney license)

Disk Drive:
Mario no Photopi
SimCity 64
Doshin the Giant
Doshin the giant: Tinkling Toddler Liberation Front! Assemble! Kyojin no Doshin Kaihō Sensen Chibikko Chikko Daishūgō
Mario Artist: Paint Studio
Mario Artist: Talent Studio
Mario Artist: Communication Kit
Mario Artist: Polygon Studio
F-Zero X Expansion Kit

Game Boy

Super Mario Land
Yakuman (Japan only mahjong)
Balloon Kid
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (Bugs Bunny License)
Solar Striker
Qix (License by Taito even if developed by Nintendo)
Dr. Mario
Play Action Football (NFL License, could be removed)
Radar Mission
F-1 Race

King of the Zoo
Kung-Fu Master
Mickey’s Dangerous Chase
Nintendo World Cup
Pinball: Revenge of the ‘Gator
The Rescue of Princess Blobette
Super R.C. Pro-Am Rare license
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
Metroid II: Return of Samus
Side Pocket
Game Boy Wars

Published by Hudson Soft using a Nintendo IP so they would need the ok from Hudson.
Game Boy Wars Turbo
Game Boy Wars 2
Game Boy Wars 3

Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
Sega Genesis
Well there are no first party Nintendo games but I guess I can cont first party Sega games not on there.

Luigi Kawasaki

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