Nintendo Switch Online is the subscription service for owners of, you guessed it, the Nintendo Switch. The portable games console’s snazzy membership club launched properly in September 2018, and, although membership isn’t essential to enjoying the Switch, it does connect you to some pretty cool stuff.
In terms of pricing, single-user membership to Nintendo Switch Online is priced on the official Nintendo website at $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months or $19.99 for a year. There is also an option to spend $34.99 for a family of up to eight members to have access to the service for a year. Alternatively, you can buy a membership through Amazon, which can be a bit cheaper depending on the retail giant’s current pricing fluctuations.
As for perks, members of Nintendo Switch Online can use online multiplayer features on a vast selection of games. They can also make the most of cloud saves and exclusive offers, as well as communicate through voice chat on the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app.
We’d argue, though, that the coolest thing about Nintendo Switch Online is the library of games from the NES and SNES eras that it allows you to play on your Switch. In this article, we’ll keep tabs on what NES and SNES games are available through Nintendo Switch Online, starting with the titles releasing for this month…
This SNES vertical shooter is part of the long-running TwinBee series and was previously never released in the United States. Its appearance here marks an interesting opportunity for more Western gamers to experience it.
This relatively basic SNES tennis game is largely notable for also never having been released in the U.S. before this point. It seems Nintendo may be working to bring more such titles to the Switch Online service.
Shadow of the Ninja
This slightly more obscure piece of the NES’ stellar action game lineup is a surprise addition to the Switch Online library. In it, you control one of two ninjas on a mission to destroy an evil empire. It also supports a two-player mode.
Eliminator Boat Duel
This powerboat racing title may not be the first NES game you think of, but it’s actually a surprisingly nuanced experience that features some fascinating mechanics and a wonderful presentation style.
Nintendo Switch Online Games Available Now
Adventures of Lolo
Breath of Fire II
Clu Clu Land
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Dr. Mario SP
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Journey to Silius
Kirby Super Star
Mighty Bomb Jack
NES Open Tournament Golf
River City Ransom
Star Fox 2
Super Dodge Ball
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda SP
Vice: Project Doom
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
We’ll keep this article updated as Nintendo adds more NES and SNES games to Nintendo Switch Online…