This week saw the long-awaited arrival of SNES games on Switch. Those with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription can now play 20 classic SNES game on Nintendo’s hybrid console, with more on the way in the future; however, it seems these new additions won’t be coming on a monthly basis as we’ve grown to expect.
Since the Nintendo Switch Online service launched last September, Nintendo has added a handful of new NES titles to the console each month; going forward, however, it appears classic games will come more sporadically. In a statement to Business Insider, a Nintendo representative said, “More NES games will be added in the future, but those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule.”
The same will hold true for SNES titles. “More Super NES games will be added after launch, but those releases will not adhere to a regular schedule,” the Nintendo representative said.
To date, there are nearly 50 NES games on the Nintendo Switch Online service; most recently, Nintendo added Kung-Fu Heroes and the rare Vice: Project Doom in August. The SNES library, meanwhile, already comes with some of the system’s best games, including The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and Yoshi’s Island. You can see the full current lineup below:
- Brawl Brothers
- Breath Of Fire
- Demon’s Crest
- Joe And Mac 2: Lost In The Tropics
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Star Fox
- Stunt Race FX
- Super EDF: Earth Defense Force
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Super Metroid
- Super Puyo Puyo 2
- Super Soccer
- Super Tennis
- The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
As previously mentioned, the NES and SNES libraries are available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members. Individual subscriptions are available for US $4 / £3.49 / AU $6 for one month, US $8 / £7 / AU $12 for three months, and US $20 / £18 / AU $30 for one year; Nintendo also offers an annual Family Membership that costs US $35 / £31.49 / AU $55 and covers up to eight Nintendo Accounts across multiple systems.
If you’re an NSO subscriber, there’s another freebie available for you right now. Nintendo is giving away a second free Spirit Board Challenge Pack for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The pack includes a handful of helpful items for the game’s Spirit Board mode.
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/switch-wont-be-adding-new-nes-and-snes-games-in-mo/1100-6469688/