Nintendo Switch Online Getting Five New Games This Wednesday

The service will surpass 100 available total titles.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 05/23/2021 17:26 Comment on this     ShareThis

Well, the good news is that Nintendo Switch Online is finally getting some fresh software. December was the last time that Nintendo updated the service with any new games, so this is definitely a welcome announcement. You can see the four SNES games and one NES game coming on May 26 in this trailer:

Here’s the official rundown of all five games:

Super NES

  • Caveman Ninja (also known as Joe & Mac) – Can cave-dudes Joe and Mac rescue the lost cave-dudettes? In this action game from 1991, life was pretty cool for Joe and Mac until a bunch of Neanderthal nerds crashed their village. The dudes will have to leap to the rescue and jump, dash and use roll attacks to get past the stone-age obstacles in their way. Just make sure to pick the best weapon for the situation, and the boys are sure to make it through!
  • Magical Drop2 – This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom system in 1996, but it never saw an English release. But even if you’ve never played, the rules are simple to learn. Catch and throw the drops that descend from overhead. Create vertical lines of three drops of the same color to clear all the connected drops. Enjoy four playable modes, including a mode that assigns you a rank when the game ends, as well as a story mode with 10 characters to play!
  • Super Baseball Simulator 1.000– Get ready for high intensity, superhuman baseball spectacles! Use Ultra Plays like Phantom Ball, which will make the ball vanish mid-pitch, or Meteor Hit, which will knock out fielders who make contact with the ball before it bounces. With multiplayer options, a grand total of 18 baseball teams and the ability to create your own original team, this is the wacky baseball simulation dreams are made of!
  • Spanky’s Quest – Spanky was on his way to a picnic when the witch Morticia began dropping bricks from the sky. Trapped, with six towers now built across the land, Spanky must clear each before the witch’s evil pet crow catches him. He’ll have to use his magic ball to stun enemies, bounce it off his head to power it up and pop it to attack – and try on some hats along the way.


  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun– Take on the role of a ninja and rescue the captured Princess Sakura in this action-packed game, originally released only in Japan. JaJaMaru must use his throwing stars to defeat lurking monsters. Keep an eye out for the ultimate power-up – a ride on Gamapa-kun, the giant frog!

So, all of this is cool, right? In terms of the bad news, however, well, is it just us or is it a little strange that the likes of Super Mario RPG and EarthBound remain absent? How about EarthBound Zero? Obscurities deserve to be preserved and shared with fans, but the classics deserve just as much attention and Nintendo is once again falling short. Still, we’re glad to see some more games come to Nintendo Switch Online—hopefully even more are on the way. Once the games go live on Wednesday, NSO will surpass 100 games in total on the service, so congrats for that.

Source: Nintendo of America Press Release

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