Vidjagame Apocalypse 233 – Games That Should’ve Been on SNES Classic

The SNES Classic is here at last! Will you be able to find one? Only one thing is certain at this point: lots of wishful thinking from fans who aren’t getting exactly what they wanted. We’re no exception, so this week, Henry Gilbert joins us to talk about our Top 5 SNES games that aren’t getting a second life on Nintendo’s newest micro console. Then it’s on to Danganronpa V3, Cuphead, Fortnite’s battle with PUBG, and your favorite Metroidvanias.

Question of the Week
If you could add any SNES game to the SNES Classic, what would it be?

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25 thoughts on “Vidjagame Apocalypse 233 – Games That Should’ve Been on SNES Classic

  1. Answering the QotW here(since it’s pretty much impossible to do in the forums atm):

    My answer is SimCity. One of the system’s launch titles. Such a great game with so much charm that’s so different from everything else on the SNES Classic at the moment.

  2. It would absolutely never happen, but I would love to see Dragon Quest V on there. We got the remake over here, which was the first and only time we ever got that game, but I would love to see the original version released over here. It’s an absolutely classic JRPG that does things that were rarely done before or since. The whole generational aspect is incredible, and watching your character grow from childhood to parenthood is very moving.

  3. That idea of doing a TALKING SIMPSONS crossover to discuss the Top 5 fake games that exists in the Simpsons would actually be a cool idea… or just a Top 5 Simpsons Games (/Simpsons Games Moments) maybe?
    In any case, while it was a joke aside in this episode, I would be totally down for it.

  4. You guys really covered all the best SNES games that should be on the SNES Classic. My pick would be Chrono Trigger, but since there are so many RPGs on the system already, I have to side with Dave and say Zombies Ate My Neighbors. The arcade gameplay would be a refreshing addition to the lineup.

  5. Next time you hear the Final Fantasy fanfare, think of the chorus to “I Miss You” by Blink 182, won’t be able to unhear it. 

  6. Guys, thanks for featuring my Spider-Man Metroidvania games post last week! My first answer to this week’s QOTW is Henry’s — Super Mario All-Stars — but there’s another SNES game out there that I think deserves some love… Konami’s The Adventures of Batman and Robin. Not making a video about it, though — actually I kind of already did, nine minutes into my look at the 11 most expensive superhero retro games I saw at a convention called Too Many Games in Philadelphia: https://youtu.be/knwEmE4-HXg?t=9m1s It was #2 at $300 complete in box. As I say in the video, I consider it the best Batman game until Arkham Asylum.

  7. QotW: Only game I can think of that I would want on the SNES Classic that most people haven’t covered is E.V.O.: The Search for Eden. Somewhat flawed and more than a little grindy, especially in the first few chapters, but it gets so off the rails (in a fun way), with subplots about aliens and crystals that interfere with the regular course of evolution. Everyone should get to play this, but it’s never been re-released in any form or fashion since its release and the loose cart is one of the more expensive ones if you’re trying to collect SNES games. It needs to be anthologized on a thing like the SNES classic stat.

    1. God I loved that game. My friend and I would spend countless hours eating our way up the food chain, trying to see what bizarre creatures we’d turn into. I absolutely agree this game needs to be re-released somewhere. This was indicative of a time when game company’s took risks on bizarre concepts, but when it worked, it was something special.

  8. Chris always says things like “Chrono Trigger on DS is 12P,” thinking that P refers to pixels, I guess, instead of Progressive scan rather than Interlaced.

  9. QotW: I’ll pick one that hasn’t been said yet. Robotrek. An often overlooked RPG that has some nice pokemon-esque (before Pokemon!) elements but with robots! Cliche story, but gameplay is fun. Like Pokemon, you don’t actually control the protagonist but the robots you build. Very underrated gem.

  10. QOTW: I’ma cheat and say Shin Megami Tensei 2, a game that has never been released outside of Japan. The use of licensed properties as demons (including Audrey 2, Universal’s Frankenstein’s Monster and Beetlejuice) along with the heavy religious themes (spoiler: YHVH, the Christian God, is the final boss) has no doubt made localization basically an impossibility but with the popularity of Persona 5 and the realities of our dystopian present I feel like it’s a perfect time for this weird cyberpunk JRPG to see the light of day in America.

  11. Answering the QOTW: Fuuuuuuck I want Uniracers so bad. One of the few games I could endlessly play without getting bored of it .

  12. QOTW: The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse. It was admittedly one of my biggest game purchasing regrets as a kid when I completed it in one sitting, but nowadays, a solid platformer that can be completed in under 40 minutes sounds pretty damn good.

  13. QOTW: Since there are no beat-em-ups on the SNES Mini, and that sort of game was very prolific on the system, I would nominate the two best SNES beat-em-ups: Final Fight 3 and The Ninja Warriors. Final Fight 3 feels like a genuine expansion of the arcade original, with larger movesets and branching paths, and The Ninja Warriors plays similarly to Natsume’s two Power Rangers games, but it is a thousand times cooler and has a rocking soundtrack,

  14. despite opening this up to a 4 player game (and btw, fuck this, i’ll buy a raspberry pi, learn some skills, get more out of it, and feel like i earned it), Turtles In Time is such a great party game. you are never too drunk to play Turtles In Time.

  15. I guess I’ll repost my answer here, because… you know.

    I’m going with a potentially unpopular answer and say Shadowrun. It wasn’t an exclusive, and I’m not sure if it aged very well at all, but I remember sinking a ton of time into it as a kid (without ever really getting too far). The graphics were incredibly pretty, and the gameplay was super complex for its time. Maybe I just have a hot juicy boner for anything Cyberpunk, but I remember loving the shit out of this game. I really hope I’m not alone on this one.

  16. QOTW: I remember growning up one of the things I most looked forward to was Saturday mornings. No school, family breakfast at the local Hardee’s and a trip to the small town video rental store. So one of those game that brings back fond memories is The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse. Such a fun capcom platformer. With alot of variety between Wizard Mickey, Fire Fighter Mickey and Mountain Climber Mickey, it was just alot of fun.

  17. Conversion with my wife in its entirety:

    Me: I probably won’t get an SNES classic, I don’t need it and I still never got a Switch.
    Wife: is Harvest Moon on the Classic?
    Me: Pretty sure it isn’t.
    Wife: ….then was the fuck is the point?

    End of discussion.

  18. QOTW: To be honest, between Lufia, 7th Saga, Breath of Fire, all of the Enix games, and countless others, there really could be a dedicated SNES mini: RPG edition, and I’d buy it in a heartbeat. But I had to choose just one additional game to put on the system, I’d choose Soul Blazer. This was the first in the “Master” series that eventually lead to Terranigma. In brief, a demon named Deathtoll destroyed the world and enslaved the souls of all living creatures, and you have been sent to free them and rebuild the world. It’s the perfect blend of Zelda and Sim City-like game play, and touches on some heavy subjects like reincarnation, do plants and animals have souls, and are bad people worthy of redemption. I still cry when I think of the old woman’s husband who died and came back as her goat companion.

  19. QOTW: Spider-Man and The X-Men! It’s got everyone’s favorite wall-crawler teaming up with the hottest super hero franchise of the early 90’s: The X-Men! Cyclops! Storm! Wolverine! And the newest sensation, Gambit! They team-up to take on….Arcade? Okay, I guess that’s not so hot, but somehow Juggernaut, Apocalypse, and other villains made it into the game. At least it looks great! Well, actually everyone is kind of squat and Wolverine seems to only have two claws. Storm kind of looks like a dolphin and has to swim for some reason and there’s lots of robot enemies. Gambit has to fight a giant steel ball and some chess pawns? That’s weird. And his cards are limited?! The sound effects are pretty muddy and hollow and, oh shit, I just got Wolverine killed and he screamed the most awful sound I’ve heard since I stepped on my pet rabbit. This game is actually terrible. How did they fuck this up?! It was Spider-Man and The X-Men?! Oh, god damnit they sold the license to LJN. That little rainbow has ruined so much of my childhood. This game and LJN should be kept as far away from the SNES Classic as possible. Just put Chrono Trigger on the damn thing, already.

  20. Answering QOTW. Real quick this is my first time posting and answering a QOTW. Have loved and followed you guys since the TDAR days. Anyway, you guys called out what would have been my pick, Tetris Attack, so I’ll choose another. U.N. Squadron. Just a great side scrolling fighter jet game, each jet had different attributes. I was a fan of the one that fired a straight ahead attack and one that angled at a 45 degree towards the ground. Made clearing the air and ground enemies simultaneously very easy. Sure it probably wasn’t the most challenging way to play, but fuck them, I win!

  21. Qotw: Would have liked to have seen some of the Capcom Disney games make the cut for the SNES classic edition. Magic Quest: Starring Mickey mouse was a childhood favorite, as well as Goof Troop. I get it though, there are way too many good games for the SNES and people would like Nintendo too much if they included them. Who knows, maybe Capcom and Disney will be cool and do another collection type game for steam including the 16 bit era games.

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