Super NES Nintendo Switch

Star Fox 2 (Super NES), Crystalis (NES) come to Nintendo Switch Online service

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Four Super Nintendo Entertainment System games and two classic NES games have been added to the vintage video game collection available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Star Fox 2 was never released in the United States until the Super NES Classic Edition mini-system was released in 2017.

That and Super Punch Out!!, Kirby Super Star and Breath of Fire II comprise the first batch of 16-bit Super NES titles to be released since the system was added to the Switch Online service.

Crystalis and Journey to Silius are the first 8-bit NES games to be added since summer, when the Super NES games arrived.

Super NES

  • Star Fox 2 – “This 3D rail-shooter and second installment of the Star Fox series was first designed for Super NES, but went unreleased until it appeared on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system in 2017. This time, Emperor Andross is on a crusade to conquer the Lylat system and the Star Fox team itself. After a long wait, Star Fox is back in action.”
  • Super Punch-Out!! – “Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake.”
  • Kirby Super Star – “That awful King Dedede is at it again – he’s stolen all the food in Dream Land. It’s up to Kirby to get it back and ultimately save Popstar from being taken over. There’s never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and fights!”
  • Breath of Fire II – “Set 500 years after the original, take on the role of Ryu, the last member of the Dragon Clan. A cast of unusual and exciting companions join you in your adventures across a wondrous land full of magic and mystery.”

NES

  • Crystalis – “An epic story for action-RPG fans is ready to unfold. Set in a world where civilization lies in ruins, the young protagonist awakes from cryogenic sleep and the adventure begins. Collect the Sword of Wind and venture into the unknown.”
  • Journey to Silius – “Join Jay on his run-and-gun mission to take down the mechanical army responsible for his father’s death. Defeat endless waves of attack robots and fulfill his father’s dream of developing a space colony in the Silius Solar System.

These new additions expand the Super NES library available on the Nintendo Switch system to 24 titles and the NES library to 50 titles, for a total of 74 classic games.

To celebrate the inclusion of 50 NES games, Nintendo is offering a 50% discount on a set of Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers that are compatible with Nintendo Switch. Starting tomorrow until Jan. 10, 2020, Nintendo Switch Online members with a paid membership can purchase these controllers for $29.99 by visiting https://store.nintendo.com/nintendo-entertainment-system-controllers.html.

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.

Other features of the Nintendo Switch Online service include Save Data Cloud in compatible games, plus a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo Switch Online members also gain access to fast and frenzied 99-player online battles in the Tetris 99 game.

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