Super NES Games Now on New 3DS Virtual Console

Super NES Games Now on New 3DS Virtual Console

Super NES games have arrived exclusively on New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, with the first wave of classic titles now available on the eShop.

As announced during today’s Nintendo Direct, F-Zero (1990), Pilotwings (1991), and Super Mario World (1991) can be purchased and downloaded on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service. Each game costs $7.99.

Then, on March 24, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart, and EarthBound will be released, followed by The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Quest on April 24.

All SNES games utilize the New Nintendo 3DS hardware to provide a “Perfect Pixel Mode” where players can experience each game in their original native resolution.

Today’s news of SNES games on the New 3DS Virtual Console service confirms a rumor that we reported on yesterday. Stay tuned for more Nintendo Direct news.

Will you be heading to the eShop on New Nintendo 3DS to purchase any of the three debut SNES games? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or on our social media channels.

If you happened to miss today’s Nintendo Direct, you can watch it below.

March 3, 2016 Nintendo Direct

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  1. I want to buy the legend of zelda a link to the past, super metroid, super mario world, f-zero, earthbound, and donkey kong country.

  2. I’m in Australia and I was able to buy Earthbound on the 3DS today. I know it was released on Virtual Console for WiiU, I think, but I am glad that I can finally show my support for this game by paying Nintendo for it. Next they’ll just need to release Mother 3 on Gameboy Advance for Virtual Console… Or make a whole new game!


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