A lot of people weren't too happy with Nintendo's selection of NES games which came with its Switch Online service, but that might all change soon - dataminers appear to have dug up some SNES games that may well be added to the service in the near future.

Twitter user KapuccinoHeck has posted their findings in a series of tweets, outlining the full list of games dug up, and the data they found them mentioned in. In all, there's 22 games that folks reckon will be popping up shortly, which are the following:

  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Soccer
  • Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
  • Demon's Crest
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Pop'n Twinbee
  • Star Fox
  • Contra 3
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario World
  • Pilotwings
  • F-ZERO
  • Star Fox 2
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Breath of Fire 2

Star Fox 2 would definitely be a fun one to have - a cancelled title from back in the day, its unfinished prototype was eventually launched with the SNES Classic, which coincidentally is going out of production shortly. Maybe this is Nintendo finally preserving its past? (That'll be the day.)

Further down the thread, there's another neat tidbit regarding future additions to the service. The dataminers have seemingly found references to emulators in the code, two of which appear to point at the NES and SNES games, one which could just be a counter for the emulators, and one of which is totally unexplained.

This final emulator could be pointing to another console joining the line-up in the near future, but which one it would be is anyone's guess. Conventional wisdom suggests it might be a Nintendo 64 emulator, but equally this could be a Game Boy emulator, since these games are already on the 3DS.

Whether any of this comes true is anyone's guess. The data may just be placeholder information in case Nintendo ever decides to bring SNES games to Switch, and concrete plans may not actually be in place just yet. But we'll keep you posted if we hear anything.