Some pretty exciting ape-related news happened yesterday: the Donkey Kong Country SNES game is coming to Nintendo Switch Online.
Now, if you don’t know what Nintendo Switch Online is, it’s a subscription service that not only allows you to play games over the internet, but also access two virtual consoles filled with games — specifically, SNES and NES titles. Don’t get me started about the lack of the N64 support. Now’s not the time.
Anyway, the announcement of Donkey Kong Country got me thinking about these previously AAA titles appearing for practically nothing on modern consoles. And, in turn, I wondered how much buying them all back in the day would’ve cost.
Well, we’re gonna find out.
First off, we need a list of the games. Because Donkey Kong Country was on the SNES, I decided to only focus on that console in this piece. Fight me. Or ask nicely