Donkey Kong Country 2 Headlines The Next Batch Of Nintendo Switch Online Games

Mario’s Super Picross comes to the West for the first time!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 09/15/2020 23:52 Comment on this     ShareThis

Rejoice, dear readers—a fresh batch of games is coming the Nintendo Switch Online service! Taking the lead charge for this particular crop is the beloved Donkey Kong Country 2. Take a look:

Here’s the breakdown for everything that will be launching on September 23:

Super NES

  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Kaptain K. Rool and his Kremlings have kidnapped Donkey Kong. Enter Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong, who are ready to brave the seas to save our hairy hero. Diddy Kong’s Cartwheel can sprint him across a distance, while Dixie Kong’s Helicopter Spin will let her float from high places. Play solo or with a friend in eight exciting worlds. All aboard, and let’s set sail!
  • Mario’s Super Picross – Use numbers as clues and chisel away squares to bring a hidden image to the surface, with Mario cheering you on as you progress through the game’s puzzles. You can get a friend in on the excavation too. Two chisels are better than one! This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom system in 1995 and has never been released in the U.S. until now. You can view a video tutorial to help you dive into the game here.
  • The Peace Keepers – The DM Corp is responsible for a new string of troubling incidents. It’s up to Flynn and his crew to rise up and stop them. Progress through each stage by executing on the deep action gameplay and unleashing each character’s unique super attacks. The story changes based on the route you take!


  • S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team – In the year 2029, Supreme Commander Vile Malmort and his army land on Earth, aiming for world domination. Your main objective is to send these alien invaders packing. Blast and fly through relentless enemies and bosses while collecting new weapons, speed boosts and life recoveries. Get ready, soldier. You’re Earth’s only hope.

If you’ve never played Donkey Kong Country 2, it’s easily as good as the original, if not arguably better given some of the tweaks to play control and the graphics. It’s also got an incredible soundtrack; composer David Wise really knocked this one out of the park, back in the day. It’s also nice to see Natsume continues to get in on the fun and helping expand the software available through Nintendo Switch Online with the launch of S.C.A.T. Before we leave you, here’s a video from Nintendo about how to play Mario’s Super Picross, which is not localized in English (so this will be a must for those of us who don’t read Japanese:

Source: Nintendo of America Press Release

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