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.
Nintendo Switch Online Games for September 2020
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest
This spectacular sequel to Donkey Kong Country‘s advanced the original game’s simple design and is arguably the finest Donkey Kong Country game ever made.
Mario’s Super Picross
The addictive Picross series finally makes its way to the Switch Online lineup. Hopefully, this means that a new Picross game won’t be far behind.
The Peace Keepers
This somewhat obscure beat-em-up is…about what you’d expect. It’s perfectly fine if you’re into Streets of Rage-style retro action games.
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team
Ignoring the name for a moment, S.C.A.T. is an enjoyable enough 8-bit action game that certainly belongs in the “obscure revival” tier of Switch Online games.
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
Eliminator Boat Duel
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Journey to Silius
Kirby Super Star
Mighty Bomb Jack
NES Open Tournament Golf
Operation Logic Bomb
Panel de Pon
River City Ransom
Shadow of the Ninja
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…