Over the past year, Nintendo (NTDOY) has returned to the everyday lexicon, no longer a company bogged down by misfires and plagued by remembrances of yesteryear.
The worldwide phenomenon that was (and still is) Pokemon Go kicked off a series of fortunate events that the company has delivered on, delighting fans, investors and the media alike.
Super Mario Run has scored nearly 150 million downloads, according to the Japanese gaming giant. Fire Emblem Heroes is consistently a high-revenue grosser for Nintendo every month on the Apple App Store. Its new hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, has broken records left and right, selling 2.74 million consoles in its first month of availability and the company has sold more than 2 million of its Nintendo Classic Edition consoles, released last holiday season to rousing success.
While most of the aforementioned games and consoles are likely to continue selling extremely well for Nintendo, the company made a puzzling decision in late April to stop selling the NES Classic in North America, despite its low $60 cost and high demand.
That lead to speculation that Nintendo was going to follow up the NES Classic Edition with a miniature version of its popular Super Nintendo console. With a treasure trove of popular games and the company hitting all the right buttons, an SNES follow up for the 2017 holiday season makes a lot of sense.
Here are 11 games we want to see for an upcoming SNES Classic.