The Nintendo Switch Online library of NES games continues to expand, with two new games heading our way this month. This includes the classics Wrecking Crew and Donkey Kong 3, both of which will be available from July 17.
But that’s not all that’s coming to the paid online service this month. On the same day, a brand new Rewind feature will be available to use with the entire collection of NES online games. This feature allows players to easily step back their gameplay by pressing and holding ZL + ZR – perfect if you’ve made a mistake or just want to retry a section of the game.
Here’s a rundown of the latest NES games to join the online library:
- Wrecking Crew – In the days before Mario and Luigi became sports stars in their downtime from saving the princess, they tried their hands as one-man wrecking crews. With a hammer as their only tool, take control of the brothers and set out to destroy ladders, rip out pipes, knock out walls and detonate explosive devices. But make sure to plan your path of destruction carefully, as each building is designed as its own clever puzzle.
- Donkey Kong 3 – Based on the third game in the enormously popular arcade series, Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong. Armed only with a can of bug spray, Stanley must force Donkey Kong higher and higher into the greenhouse rafters until Donkey Kong is off the screen and the next stage is reached.
With a membership to Nintendo Switch Online, these games – along with over 40 other NES titles already available – can be played any time. Since launching last September, the Nintendo Switch Online library of classic games has grown, with the likes of Kid Icarus, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Pro Wrestling. You’ll also have access to the exclusive online game Tetris 99.
If you’re new to Nintendo Switch Online, there are other benefits too. 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 undecided.
Which NES game are you waiting to see on the Switch? Let us know your thoughts on the latest additions in the comments section below.