After noticing a rare price drop on new OLED Switch model consoles this morning, Nintendo has now unveiled a few NES games and new SNES Switch Online games. Nintendo has been focused on adding value to its new N64 and SEGA libraries lately – we saw F-Zero X and a few new Genesis titles this month following the launch of Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask in February – but it’s now ready to bring new entry-level classics for the rest of us. Head below for a closer look and more details.
New NES and SNES Switch Online games are here
The NES and new SNES Switch Online games coming as part of Nintendo’s March 2022 update include classics like 1989’s Dig Dug II and Mappy Land as well as what’s arguably the headliner of this this month, Earthworm Jim 2. released in 1995, the run and gun style title is sometimes more associated with the SEGA version, but it’s now available to Switch Online members with no expansion pack needed – it’s only for SEGA and N64 titles. Next time you start your SNES library, you can save Psy-Crow’s Princess What’s-Her-Name as you wish:
In this crazy platform game released on the Super NES console in 1995, you put on your super costume and take on the role of Jim, the annelid with attitude! The plot picks up after Jim’s successful rescue of Princess What’s-Her-Name and his less than successful attempts to woo her immediately afterwards. Just when it looked like the princess was about to change her mind, the evil Psy-Crow swooped in and kidnapped her, eager to claim the crown for himself. It’s now up to Jim to stop their marriage, following their trail from planet to planet. But he’s not alone this time, his buddy Snott is on board. Jump, shoot, swing and slide through 10 different levels, grab Psy-Crow and save Jim’s dream girl!
Take a look at the March 2022 NES and Super NES Game Updates trailer below:
And in case you still need it, we saw the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller for Switch Online return to stock straight from Nintendo with a rare chance to score the SEGA Genesis Control Pad for Switch.
If you need to upgrade your basic Switch Online subscription, Amazon still has one-year subscriptions on sale for $18.50 here.
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