The Nintendo Switch Online library of NES games is expanding this month, bringing the total number of available games to 40. Three new games were announced today, available on the Switch from May 15.
The latest NES games to join the online library are:
- 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’s son, 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.
With a membership to Nintendo Switch Online, these games – along with the dozens of NES games already available – can be played any time. Since launching last September, the Nintendo Switch Online library of classic games has grown to 40 titles, with the likes of Kid Icarus, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Pro Wrestling on offer. You’ll also have access to the exclusive online game Tetris 99.
If you’re new to Nintendo Switch Online, there are other benefits available. Apart from access to the growing collection of NES games, the main attraction is the ability to play compatible games online. You can also save data to the cloud and there’s a handy smartphone app that enhances features of supported games. It’s $3.99 per month, or $19.99 for the full year, plus a seven-day trial for those on the fence.
Which game are you waiting to see added to the Switch Online library of NES games? Let us know your thoughts on the latest additions in the comments section below.