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More Information On This Month’s Nintendo Switch Online Games

After falling from Angel Land, the NES games launching on Nintendo Switch Online this month have landed on a tropical paradise. On March 13, classics Kid Icarus and StarTropics join dozens of other NES games as part of the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online collection.

  • Kid Icarus – The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle.
  • StarTropics – Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle, who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archaeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island hops using his uncle’s submarine.

These titles join the growing library of NES games with newly added online play on the Nintendo Switch system, which also includes more than 30 classics like Super Mario Bros.Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda that are available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members.

Also, Nintendo Switch Online members who have downloaded the Tetris® 99 game can participate in the Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP online event from 5 a.m. PT on March 8 to 11:59 p.m. PT on March 10. During that time, win first place (you’ll see TETRIS MAXIMUS on the results screen when you do) as many times as you can. After the event, the top 999 players with the most TETRIS MAXIMUS wins will be notified, and will each receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points. More details can be found by visiting Tetris 99 is free to download and available as a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members.

Nintendo is also hosting a series of online qualifier events for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 tournaments for Nintendo Switch Online users. The winners of the online final events will compete in a final tournament at this year’s PAX East conference in Boston. More details about how to enter the online tournaments can be found at

Nintendo Switch Online members gain access to online play and Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games, plus a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games. To make playing NES games feel more authentic, Nintendo Switch Online members with a paid membership can purchase Nintendo Entertainment System controllers* that are compatible with Nintendo Switch by visiting

Source: Nintendo of America

10 thoughts on “More Information On This Month’s Nintendo Switch Online Games”

    1. Is it really worth cancelling to save £1.50 a month? I get that people are disappointed in the service but what it does offer is definitely good value for what you get vs not having that stuff.

      1. Online gaming is still aweful because Nintendo is not providing any servers. Many games run like 10 FPS online most of the time. I only bought Nintendo Online because they forced me to but so far I got nothing in return. I don’t care for 30 year old games that I already own 10 copies each.

  1. which growing libary?
    sorry… but one year a cuple of games?
    in my childhood i hade about 12-15 Nes games but, we shared games so i did play arround of 100 Nes Games or more and now… a handfull games…
    creepy ninty stuff

    1. Growing means there are more now than when it started which is true. Again I get that you’re disappointed but you should know what you’re actually moaning about. I’m taking it that you’d prefer it to be growing at a faster rate and with other platforms included which is fair enough so more useful to just say that.

      1. my comment is a sarcastically…
        i know thats growing… but with that speed…
        I know its free playable games
        but honestly…
        when bring a game… not just that game but the whole series…
        startropic and startropic 2 (zodiac revenge)
        not only double dragon…
        double dragon 1-3
        Shadow warrior (ninja gaiden) 1-3 because number 3 never was release in europe…
        bring the series… that would be awesome.

  2. Kid Icarus is one of those games that will make you question the difficulty there is in Dark Souls.

    Really, it’s all over the moment that Egg plant wizard successfully lands an attack on you.

    It’s one of Nintendo’s most savage 2D action platformers.

    It’s nice to finally see it on Nintendo Switch Online.

    And I almost forgot how amazing its 3DS remake called Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is also a must get.

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