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Nintendo Provides More Details On Three NES Games For April 2019

Three NES games are coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service this month, including a star of the Mushroom Kingdom, a star of the boxing ring and a star of, well, the stars themselves! Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream and Star Solider will all be available to play on the Nintendo Switch system starting on April 10.

  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.® 2, this game has previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere. Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while finding that its updated gameplay creates an entirely new challenge. In addition to the classic enemies already known to fans worldwide, there are also Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones and the occasional wind gust (which can help or hinder your progress).
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream – As young boxer Little Mac, players have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to battle the big guys of the World Video Boxing Association circuit. Take them on one by one, starting with skinny Glass Joe. Battle up through King Hippo and all the way to the WVBA Champion himself. Players use their best jabs, hooks and power uppercuts to knock out opponents, but must also dodge jaw-breaking blows by paying attention to subtle changes in their foe’s body position.
  • Star Soldier – The standard for vertically scrolling shooters, Star Soldier is the original game that spawned all of the titles in the long-running Soldier series. Go inside a floating space station inhabited by a giant computer known as Starbrain. Your mission: to stop Starbrain’s galactic invasion by piloting Caesar, a new compact space fighter, through 16 deadly stages.

These three games join the growing library of classic NES games in the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online collection. The varied collection currently consists of dozens of games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, among many others. All of these NES games have been enhanced with online features and, using the power of Nintendo Switch, can be played at home on the TV or on the go.

Nintendo Switch Online members also gain access to the free-to-download software Tetris® 99 as a special offer. The game includes online events like last month’s Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP.

Other features of the service include 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

For more information about Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit

Source: Nintendo of America

14 thoughts on “Nintendo Provides More Details On Three NES Games For April 2019”

  1. Good old nes games taught tenacity.
    I can’t believe I was able to beat some of those games back then, even beating Mike Tyson in Punch Out.
    Today gaming journalists concentrate on whining how hard games are today.

    1. I played and enjoyed plenty of NES games. Many of the hard one were hard due to bad design. Some because of their arcade style.

      I like difficult games and am on my 3rd run of Dark Souls but ppl don’t have to all be into difficultly. Its genuinely not fun for some as well as VERY time consuming. Back then I was a kid with no job. With all the time in the world to memorize patterns and jumps.

    2. We got soft from those „baby needs help to play“ games, that came for the last years. Nothing but toturial and refreshing health makes games so easy to play, it is a shame.

      At least we have difficult games like the Soul series.

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  3. boring… common lost levels… its a half game. punch out seriously
    why not super punch out ohhh its a snes game.
    there are bether games out there…
    silius… guardian legend more double dragon little samson jesus whats next clu clu land… soccer… tennis

  4. I’m not here to complain about the lack of SNES games, but if/when they do come out, I’ll gladly get the SNES retro controllers.

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