Welp, it took me a while but here it is. The blog post related to the launch games included in the SNES and Super Famicom Nintendo Switch online apps.
I’m not going to mention the list of games that were added since it’s big and you can see all of them in action in the video below. Also, there’s only one different game between the two apps (which I’ll mention later). Overall, though, it’s an interesting list of games in which there’s expected good classics and a few unknown but fun games.
Below is the video for the western version of the app.
Yep, Super Puyo Puyo 2 is completely untranslated since it was never released outside of Japan. And the menu navigation isn’t easy. XD
Here’s the video for the Super Famicom version of the app.
There’s only one game that is completely different. Japan got Super Family Tennis instead of Super Tennis. Both are hard games but I prefer the one Japan got instead of the western one. The gameplay feels better and the game a bit more fun, IMO.
Also, the videos ended up longer than I thought because of how many games were recorded. 😅
Got these two games through Gold Points a while ago since they were about to expire.
Both are ok overall. Space Ribbon has interesting ideas for a racer but the execution is really simple and generic. SKYPEACE, on the other hand, is a very simple mobile-style game but has a lot of polish in its art side, both graphics and audio.
Defense Grid 2 is coming to Switch and we recently had the chance to see it in action through an exclusive Mixer stream. Now with a review code, you can see my first play in the video below.
Considering the game was originally made for Xbox One and PS4, the game runs pretty well on Switch. It’s not completely smooth but it seems to barely drop frames when it does. Other information I got from the previous stream was that the game runs at 1080p when docked and 720p when in portable. Also, from the time I got to play it, the game looks good, sharp textures and graphics.
As for the gameplay, it is a well made tower defense game. In a good way, it knows what it is, does well that aspect, and doesn’t try to be anything else. It’s easy to pick up and play and the controls make sense. There’s a story of aliens to give it context too that you’ll be hearing or reading, even though there doesn’t seem to be any real cutscene.
As for other technical details that you may be wondering about, the game does support Cloud Save Backup and Switch Video Capture. There’s online highscores which can be filtered between friends or worldwide and the game features new missions on Switch that were previously only available on the VR version of the game. The file size is also not that big, which is great.
So far, it seems to be a great game if you are into strategy or, more specifically, tower-defense games. By the way, I also asked during the Mixer stream and, apparently, they seem to be planning some sort of physical release too. (or at least trying to get one)
About the part where I was playing The Legend of Zelda, I was actually trying to bring up the Save Menu by using the second controller’s secret code. Obviously, I wasn’t able to remember it out so I just resumed showcasing the NES app.
Now I understand why the collection is cheaper outside of Japan. It’s incomplete. The Japanese version has everything the US/European version has plus the actual real Japanese openings and ending songs.