It’s been about three months since we last got any classic games via the Nintendo Switch Online service, but the wait is almost over! On December 12 six more titles are being added – just in time for those family Christmas vacations. Also, the NES wireless controllers are going on sale for 50% off for a limited time starting tomorrow. Cool!
Star Fox™ 2 – This 3D rail-shooter and second installment of the Star Foxseries was first designed for Super NES, but went unreleased until it appeared on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™: Super NES Classic Edition system in 2017. This time, Emperor Andross is on a crusade to conquer the Lylat system and the Star Fox team itself. After a long wait, Star Fox is back in action.
Super Punch-Out!!™ – Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake.
Kirby Super Star™ – That awful King Dedede is at it again – he’s stolen all the food in Dream Land. It’s up to Kirby to get it back and ultimately save Popstar from being taken over. There’s never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and fights!
Breath of Fire II – Set 500 years after the original, take on the role of Ryu, the last member of the Dragon Clan. A cast of unusual and exciting companions join you in your adventures across a wondrous land full of magic and mystery.
Crystalis – An epic story for action-RPG fans is ready to unfold. Set in a world where civilization lies in ruins, the young protagonist awakes from cryogenic sleep and the adventure begins. Collect the Sword of Wind and venture into the unknown.
Journey to Silius – Join Jay on his run-and-gun mission to take down the mechanical army responsible for his father’s death. Defeat endless waves of attack robots and fulfill his father’s dream of developing a space colony in the Silius Solar System.
These new additions expand the Super NES library available on the Nintendo Switch™ system to 24 titles and the NES library to 50 titles, for a total of 74 classic games! To celebrate the inclusion of 50 NES games, Nintendo is offering a 50% discount on a set of Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers* that are compatible with Nintendo Switch. Starting tomorrow until Jan. 10, 2020, Nintendo Switch Online members with a paid membership can purchase these controllers for $29.99 by visiting https://store.nintendo.com/nintendo-entertainment-system-controllers.html.
All games that are part of the Super NES and NES collections, which include favorites like The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™, Super Mario Bros.™ 3 and Super Metroid™, have been enhanced with online features and can be played anytime and anywhere.
Other features of the Nintendo Switch Online service include Save Data Cloud in compatible games, plus a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo Switch Online members also gain access to fast and frenzied 99-player online battles in the Tetris® 99 game.
Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required. Persistent internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to use app. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. https://nintendo.com/switch-online
*Limit one purchase per Nintendo Account with paid Nintendo Switch Online individual or family membership. Offer not available for trial membership. These controllers are optional and not required to play the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online collection of games.
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.