Nintendo Switch Online: Free Games for September 2020 Revealed

Donkey Kong Country 2 headlines the free games for Nintendo Switch Online members this month!

Donkey Kong Country 2
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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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

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Balloon Fight

Baseball

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Blaster Master

Breath of Fire II

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City Connection

Clu Clu Land

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Crystalis

Donkey Kong

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Donkey Kong Jr.

Double Dragon

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Dr. Mario

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Dr. Mario SP

Eliminator Boat Duel

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Excitebike

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

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Gradius

Gradius SP

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Ice Climber

Ice Hockey

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Journey to Silius

Kid Icarus

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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

Ninja Gaiden

Operation Logic Bomb

Panel de Pon

Pop’n TwinBee

Pro Wrestling

Punch-Out!!

River City Ransom

Rygar

Shadow of the Ninja

Smash Tennis

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

Wild Guns

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…