More than 40 NES Games Now Available on Switch

But is it enough?

By Jon Stevens. Posted 05/09/2019 12:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

Nintendo has announced the latest NES titles coming to Nintendo Switch Online next week, which will bring the total number available to more than 40.

On May 15, subscribers will be able to play NES classics Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land and VS. Excitebike:

  • Donkey Kong Jr. – Based on the popular arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. is the sequel to the immensely successful Donkey Kong™ game. Play as Donkey Kong’sson, and rescue your dad who has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a cage by Mario. Use jumping and climbing abilities to clamber up vines and chains, gather vital fruit and keys, and open the cage to free your father. Make sure you avoid the pesky birds, nasty electric sparks and creepy chompers. Four different worlds filled with numerous climbing and jumping puzzles await you in this timeless classic.

  • VS. Excitebike – Fans love the Excitebike™ game for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. With this game, you can take it to the next level with the Famicom™ disk version of VS. Excitebike – complete with two-player split screen. Create tracks from 20 classic Excitebike track parts, and go for a best time or take on friends. Racing is even more exciting when the rivalries are real. You can also try out the single-player mode in VS. Excitebike. It adds tracks, music and the ability to save your high score.

  • Clu Clu Land – The greedy Sea Urchins have stolen all of Clu Clu Land’s gold bars and buried them in a series of mazes. As  Bubbles, a brave bubble fish, you’ll set out to uncover all of the  gold bars in each maze. With 20 stages to complete and increasingly  complex conditions (like having to pass over the gold bars twice to  uncover them), you might just want to bring along a friend for help.

These games join the likes of Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Legend of Zelda, which are already available through the service. Nintendo’s online membership comes with a range of neat perks alongside online play, including the multiplayer game Tetris 99.

However, while the number of NES titles available is certainly impressive, I have to say that I still haven’t found it fills a certain ‘Virtual Console’ sized hole.

I’m interested to know your thoughts. Are you happy with Nintendo’s Online membership or do you agree with Robert that Nintendo needs to “shape up”?

Source: Nintendo

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