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Mario’s ‘Lost Levels,’ Punch-Out!!, Star Soldier coming to Switch Online’s NES app

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Three new, old Nintendo Entertainment System titles will be available to play on Nintendo Switch starting April 10 for Nintendo Switch Online members.

The NES titles include Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream and Star Soldier. You can read more about them below in Nintendo’s own words:

  • 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.

If Nintendo keeps to form, there should also be a couple of “enhanced” versions of NES games already in the lineup, adding bonus items or the ability to skip levels. We’ll keep you updated.

You can try the Nintendo Switch Online service free for a week. One month costs $3.99, three months cost $7.99 and a year costs $19.99 — but the best value is a family plan that costs $34.99 a year and accommodates eight people with free Nintendo Accounts. If you want to play Switch game online (Splatoon 2Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, etc.), you’ll need to sign on with this service anyway.

If you have Twitch Prime, you can also try Nintendo Switch Online as an individual free for 12 months!

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