It is great to see Nintendo continuing to add new games to the NES and SNES sections of the Nintendo Switch Online. We are about to get the first new additions of 2020 on Wednesday 19th February. There will be 2 new games added for both the SNES and NES with the 2 SNES games having never been released in the US, only Japan and Europe during their initial releases back in the 90s.
This will bring the library to 52 NES games and 26 SNES games. I’m still hopeful that one day we will get N64 games added to the service, or even Gameboy games. I have never played any of these games that will be added, and this is one thing I really enjoy about this service. It allows and prompts me to go back and revisit titles that I missed out on growing up. Here are the 4 games being added;
Pop’n TwinBee – The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in a cute, poppy setting. TwinBee and WinBee hear that the great Dr. Murdock has lost his wits, so they set off to return him to his normal self. This game was originally released in Japan and Europe in 1993, but this will be its first release in the U.S.
Smash Tennis – In Smash Tennis, the controls may be simple, but there’s plenty of room for skill! With strong shots, weak shots, lobs and eight different court types, you can develop all sorts of approaches, unlocking the deep strategies of tennis. This game was originally released in Japan in 1993 and Europe in 1994, but this will be its first release in the U.S.
Shadow of the Ninja – In the midst of disorder and oppression, two shadow warriors rise to the people’s cry for help. Choose to play as one of two ninja masters from the Iga clan as they infiltrate enemy front lines. Master tactics of stealth as you acquire additional weapons and power-ups in order to overthrow an evil emperor and destroy his wicked empire, solo or with a friend.
Eliminator Boat Duel – In this powerboat racing game, get behind the wheel of one of the fastest machines on the water to earn boatloads of in-game cash. Drivers earn thousands of dollars for competing, and you’ll use your winnings to repair and upgrade your boat to push your competitive edge to its maximum. A little aggression goes a long way – just try not to get sunk yourself, or you’ll be swimming back to dry land.
Credit to NintendoLife for the descriptions of the games.
You can check out the trailer for the new games below
What do you think of the new games added to the Switch Online service? Which games would you like to see added? Let us know in the comments.