The latest NES games for Nintendo Switch Online include a classic platformer and an enhanced version of an old favourite.
The Switch’s library of NES games continues to grow with three more titles coming to Nintendo Switch Online on Wednesday.
First up is Donkey Kong Jr., the NES version of the Shigeru Miyamoto-designed 1982 arcade game. It’s a tricky but enjoyable game that many players prefer to the original. Donkey Kong Jr., is also notable for featuring Mario in the role of antagonist, the only time this would ever happen.
VS. Excitebike is an enhanced version of the Excitebike that was originally released on the Famicom Disk System in Japan. The game features three modes: Original Excite, VS Excite, and VS Edit. VS Excite supports multiplayer, and VS edit lets players create up to four of their own tracks to race on.
Finally, Clu Clu Land is an action puzzle game from Nintendo R&D1. It’s another tricky game that has its moments but is ultimately rather forgettable.
Nintendo Switch Online NES releases for May 2019
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Clu Clu Land
- VS. Excitebike
Read our guide to see the full list of NES games available on Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch Online memberships run for one, three or 12 months. A family membership plan is also available that allows up to seven family members to play on the same account.
Nintendo Switch Online Pricing
- 1 month – $3.99/£3.49/€7.99
- 3 months – $7.99/£6.99/€7.99
- 12 months – $19.99/£17.99/€19.99
- Annual Family Membership – $34.99/£31.49/€34.99
If you want something new to play on Switch, read our round-up of this week’s new Nintendo eShop releases.
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