Nintendo has added 20 classic SNES games to its existing library of NES games for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Beloved games like Yoshi’s Island, F-ZERO, Super Mario Kart and A Link to the Past are included and represents great value for money and they are available worldwide from today, 5 September.
Add to that the nearly 40 NES games already part of the offer and Nintendo is doing you a huge solid here. Switch Online membership starts at £3.49 / $3.99 per month and gets cheaper if you sign up for a month or a year.
If that weren’t exciting enough, Nintendo will also be selling an exclusive SNES-style Switch controller only to paying Switch Online members for $30. You want one, don’t you?
Recapture the original feel of these #SNES games with a wireless Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller! Coming soon to purchase as a special offer exclusively for paid #NintendoSwitchOnline members. pic.twitter.com/uIZ71whb5s
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica)
September 4, 2019
While we welcome Nintendo adding value to its online membership with free classic games like this, it is somewhat disappointing that you have to have an internet connection to play any of the NES or SNES games. They’re hosted online as far as we can tell, and you can’t download them to play offline.
That means no Kirby’s Dream Land 3 on the plane for you.
On the bright side games like Super Mario Kart are multiplayer compatible so you can get into some two player action without having to actually buy a game.