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Nintendo Reveals The Lineup Of NES Games For Nintendo Switch Online During 2018

Nintendo has revealed all the NES games coming to subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online which launches on the 18th September in North America and 19th September in Europe. At launch there will be twenty games available for you to play. Following launch there will be an added number of games per-month for the rest of the year and Nintendo has detailed the NES games that will be available during 2018.

Launch titles:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Donkey Kong™
  • Mario Bros.™
  • Super Mario Bros.™
  • Balloon Fight™
  • Ice Climber™
  • Dr. Mario™
  • The Legend of Zelda™
  • Super Mario Bros.™ 3
  • Double Dragon
  • River City Ransom
  • Ghosts’n Goblins™
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Gradius
  • Pro Wrestling
  • Excitebike™
  • Yoshi™
  • Ice Hockey
  • Baseball


  • Double Dragon (SP)
  • Gradius (SP)
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (SP)


  • Dr. Mario (SP)
  • Metroid (SP)
  • Mighty Bomb Jack
  • Super Mario Bros. (SP)
  • TwinBee


  • Adventures of Lolo
  • The Legend of Zelda (SP)
  • Wario’s Woods

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18 thoughts on “Nintendo Reveals The Lineup Of NES Games For Nintendo Switch Online During 2018”

    1. It means Special Edition and it doesn’t have anything to do with the online because all games have been confirmed to have online so it will probably be new features or something like that but we’ll just have to wait for Nintendo to give details on them or until the first SP games release whichever comes first

  1. At the very least, there’s some games on there that I didn’t expect, but I’m not impressed in the slightest with this online service. Nintendo is so frustrating sometimes, they make phenomenal games but then turn around and make the worst business choices possible

  2. Well fingers crossed we ever get beyond the NES on the switch I’d like to play some quality 64 and GCN content without having to shell out an arm and a leg for the more expensive games

  3. Let’s face facts, if the Switch wasn’t getting great games it would be a flop. The Wii U had better features but was brought down by the lack of compelling titles and long droughts. The Switch is getting plenty of games with announcements left and right almost daily, therefore it sells regardless of lack of online features or terrible voice chat (outside of Fortnite).

    1. i don’t agree with that. I think Wii U had a much better lineup. They just didn’t put any effort into marketing the wii U. I think Switch has a terrible lineup (and it’s only survived on Wii U ports). The only way Switch has been successful is through a strong advertising campaign

      1. Breath of the Wild*, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Odyssey in year 1. An amazing looking Smash in year 2 along with Pokémon Let’s Go. Luigi’s Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon Gen 8 in 2019. This isn’t everything either as there’s other smaller titles like Octopath and Mario Tennis that have been doing well and of course the ports along with third party games. I have a Wii U. The Switch shits all over it in terms of games.

        *It may also be on Wii U and started developement as a Wii U exclusive but both versions released on the same day so I consider it more like a multi platform game. Nintendo was smart to release it as a launch title along with the Wii U version for owners that didn’t want a Switch yet.

  4. I was figuring (or more like hoping) Nintendo would’ve made their ONLINE SERVICE at least how the XBOX 360’s online was. Since they like being a generation or 2 behind the competition.

    This shit here is just “inexcusable”. I mean, “….come on guys, really?” I can’t even sync up my SONY SPEAKERS OR HEADSET/EAR PIECE thru Bluetooth to my SWITCH😡😡😡
    They’re really gonna force us to use that stupid ass buggy phone app.

    Not to mention, “where are the NETFLIX, YOUTUBE & other apps?”
    Once again this is Nintendo trying to guide the audience as if we’re sheep.
    The sheep dog runs to the left & barks the sheep run to the right.

  5. is there some rights/licensing issue why they keep releasing Tecmo Bowl but not TSB? TSB is probably one of the top 3 most played NES games in our present day and it would move a lot of units if they ever released it.. original rosters would be just fine

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