There is always one
In a few months time, Targets, Best Buys, Wal-Marts and GameStops around the country will transform into Thunderdomes for the launch of the SNES Classic. When it was announced this week, the jokes started to fly. The poor handling of the NES Classic left a sour taste in many mouths. We all learned a lesson with that one and now we know going in Nintendo won’t be making many SNES systems. But oh, what a system it is.
With just 21 games, including one that’s never been publicly released, the SNES Classic is a wonderful hodgepodge of some of the best games to hit the 16-bit wunderkind. There are many, many more that could and should be included, but for whatever reason failed to make the cut. From our list of the 30 best SNES games, I would most want to find room for the splendid TMNT: Turtles in Time. I mean the SNES was a beat ‘em up machine, a genre the Classic is missing.
Looking at the list, I asked myself what game I would take out of its line-up if, hypothetically, I were to add in Turtles in Time. No question, I would remove Super Mario Kart. Look, I get the game is groundbreaking, the first entry in one of the most beloved franchises in history, a series with no equal. I understand, but I also know should I ever get my hands on one of these, I will never play it. Why would I? I have Mario Kart 8 and it’s better than the original in every possible way.
I brought this up in the staff chat and got some interesting responses. Occams said he could do without the Kirby games while Joel Peterson, whoever the fuck that is, said his least exciting title is Super Punch Out. Now I want to know what you think. If Nintendo magically gave us the ability to add in that one game we wanted at the expense of one of the included titles, which game would you take out of the SNES Classic to make room for your favorite?