Nintendo Switch Online: Free Games for February 2020 Revealed

Smash Tennis and Shadow of the Ninja are among the free games for Nintendo Switch Online members this month!

Nintendo Switch Online: Free Games

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.

Further Reading: 25 Underrated NES Games

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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…

Pop’n TwinBee

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. 

Smash Tennis

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

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Adventures of Lolo

Balloon Fight

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

Excitebike

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Gradius

Gradius SP

Ice Climber

Ice Hockey

Journey to Silius

Kid Icarus

Kirby’s Adventure

Kirby Super Star

Kung-Fu Heroes

Mario Bros.

Metroid

Metroid SP

Mighty Bomb Jack

NES Open Tournament Golf

Ninja Gaiden

Pro Wrestling

Punch-Out!!

River City Ransom

Soccer

Solomon’s Key

Star Fox 2

Star Soldier

StarTropics

Super Dodge Ball

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Punch-Out!!

Tecmo Bowl

Tennis

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda SP

TwinBee

Volleyball

Wario’s Woods

Vice: Project Doom

VS. Excitebike

Yoshi

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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