Nintendo keeps adding well-known SNES and NES games to its Switch online service. A popular Donkey Kong game has been added this week – as well as four other titles.
If you love retro games but don’t always want to awkwardly reactivate NES or SNES, the Nintendo Switch online service gives you access to a whole range of well-known and popular classics. This week Nintendo added five new (old) games to the service. But is the paid subscription for the games worthwhile?
Nintendo completes the series
The star of the show is definitely the SNES classic Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble . With Part 3 Nintendo completes the Donkey Kong Country series for online service. Part 1 was added in July, part 2 followed in September.
The other games that have been playable for free since this week include the three SNES titles The Ignition Factor , Super Valis IV , Tuff E Nuff and the NES game Nightshade .
What are the free games good for this month?
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble
Donkey Kong Coutry 3 is clearly the icing on the cake of the free games in December. The SNES classic crowned one of the strongest video game trilogies. The game is still fun today and invites everyone to experience the 2D charm of the past. Incidentally, behind the game is the then legendary game company Rare, which regularly supplied Nintendo’s SNES and later the N64 with top titles.
The Ignition Factor
Games don’t always have to be brutal. The only thing you are putting out here is flames. A clever gameplay that leaves you with a clear conscience.
Super Valis IV
The fourth part of the Valis series should also remind many of the gameplay of Castlevania. We recommend the game to all fans of the vampire epic
Tuff E Nuff
The Street Fighter 2 clone tries to copy the successful original just like many other titles of the time. Short-lived fun with great music. Street Fighter 2 can, however, nowhere near hold a candle to Tuff E Nuff.
Nightshade for the NES is of course graphically inferior to the SNES competition. For an 8-bit game, however, it brings an incredible depth of play with it. An absolute insider tip for the NES.
Nintendo Switch Online has other advantages as well
A subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is required if players want to access the selection of NES and SNES games. These include absolute must-play classics such as Mario Bros. , The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario World . The complete range of games can be found on the Nintendo website .
However, it also includes cloud storage and is required to play games in online multiplayer. So if you want to visit friends on the island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you need an online subscription.
The subscription is available with different terms. A single month costs 3.99 euros, 3 months 7.99 euros and 12 months 19.99 euros. With the family offer for 34.99 euros per year, up to 8 accounts can access the online services.