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DKC 3 and other NES & SNES Switch Online games available now

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers now have access to five new retro titles this morning. The highlight of which is the sublime 2D platformer Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! for the Super Nintendo System. The entertaining title from Rare was originally released back in 1996 and means that all of the acclaimed trilogy is available to play on your Switch system. You can also play The Ignition Factor, Super Valis IV, Tuff E Nuff and Nightshade with your subscription.

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  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! – Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing. As Dixie Kong checks in with the rest of the family, she gets stuck with babysitting duties! But that won’t stop her from going on her next adventure. Play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend or with a friend. Take advantage of their abilities as they throw each other into action in over 40 levels.
  • The Ignition Factor – Intense firefighting action puts you in the heat of the moment. Take control of a brave firefighter as he battles to save people from towering infernos and flame-filled factories. Keep your cool to rescue all the victims. Get them out of the fire and back to safety!
  • Super Valis IV – A reddish moon calls forth evil, and the bells toll for battle. Take on the role of Lena, the only warrior able enough to wield the Valis sword against the forces of evil in this action platformer. The longer you take clearing a stage, the stronger the boss at its end will get. Dash, jump and use the items you collect along the way to traverse all seven stages.
  • Tuff E Nuff – Four champions seek to challenge the great tower! In this action game, your special attacks level up each time you defeat a certain number of enemies, making your hero grow even more powerful. Make good use of your guard, and carefully time your special attacks against all the tough guys you face on your way to Jade, the self-proclaimed Fighting King. With the instant-replay feature, you can have fun watching the last moments of a fight play out!


  • Nightshade – Sutekh has blanketed Metro City under a shroud of crime and corruption. The big crime bosses now answer only to him. To avenge his fallen idol, Mark Gray dons the guise of Nightshade, the last person standing between Sutekh and total control of Metro City. Using a combo of point-and-click and action gameplay styles, stalk the streets of Metro City in search of vengeance.

4 thoughts on “DKC 3 and other NES & SNES Switch Online games available now”

  1. Currently hoping we eventually get:

    Ninja Gaiden II, III
    Pocky & Rocky
    Chrono Trigger
    Super Mario RPG

    Pipe dream hopes:
    TMNT Tournament Fighters
    Robocop vs Terminator
    Prehistorik Man

  2. If you’re going to wish for a TMNT game, how about Turtles in Time?

    And to add to your pipedream list:
    Earthbound and Earthbound Zero (Mother)
    The Firemen
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors
    E.V.E The Search For Gia
    Final Fantasy 1-6 (since they are not available for purchase)
    And the first Joe & Mac (it’s odd that we only got the sequel)

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