Nintendo Switch Online: Free Games for July 2020 Revealed

Donkey Kong Country headlines the free games for Nintendo Switch Online members this month!

Donkey Kong Country
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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.

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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.

Nintendo Switch Online Games for May 2020

Donkey Kong Country

While many still debate whether or not Donkey Kong Country‘s advanced visuals were covering for a fairly bare-bones platformer, the game is the obvious headliner in this latest Nintendo Switch Online update. Play it for yourself to see how it holds up.

Natsume Championship Wrestling

While it sadly doesn’t seem that this version of Natsume Championship Wrestling will benefit from the All Japan Pro Wrestling license featured in the Japanese version, it’s still surprisingly good for a “generic” wrestling game.

The Immortal

This NES dungeon crawler has been called one of the most confusing, challenging, and downright strange games of its era. It’s basically the game that people who don’t like Dark Souls describe when they try to describe Dark Souls.

Nintendo Switch Online Games Available Now

Adventures of Lolo

Balloon Fight

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Baseball

Blaster Master

Breath of Fire II

City Connection

Clu Clu Land

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Crystalis

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Jr.

Double Dragon

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Dr. Mario

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Dr. Mario SP

Eliminator Boat Duel

Excitebike

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Gradius

Gradius SP

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Ice Climber

Ice Hockey

Journey to Silius

Kid Icarus

Kirby’s Adventure

Kirby Super Star

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Kung-Fu Heroes

Mario Bros.

Metroid

Metroid SP

Mighty Bomb Jack

NES Open Tournament Golf

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Ninja Gaiden

Operation Logic Bomb

Panel de Pon

Pop’n TwinBee

Pro Wrestling

Punch-Out!!

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River City Ransom

Rygar

Shadow of the Ninja

Smash Tennis

Soccer

Solomon’s Key

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Star Fox 2

Star Soldier

StarTropics

Super Dodge Ball

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

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Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Punch-Out!!

Tecmo Bowl

Tennis

The Legend of Zelda

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The Legend of Zelda SP

TwinBee

Volleyball

Wario’s Woods

Wild Guns

Vice: Project Doom

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We’ll keep this article updated as Nintendo adds more NES and SNES games to Nintendo Switch Online…