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Nintendo Switch Online includes access to a growing library of classic NES video games. Here’s the full list of available titles.

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Nintendo Switch Online includes access to a growing library of classic NES video games. Here’s the full list of available titles.

In addition to online gaming and cloud saves, the Nintendo Switch Online service also includes access to an impressive range of NES games. There are currently more than 30 titles available, with at least two new games added to the library every month.

There’s a good mix of first and third-party classics to play, including Super Mario Bros, Gradius, Metroid, Double Dragon, and The Legend of Zelda, and many of them have been updated to support online multiplayer or leaderboards.

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NES Nintendo Switch Online

Here’s the complete list of available NES games. We’ll keep it updated as new titles are added.

Some games also have an SP edition that includes power ups, extra lives, or late-game save states. It’s a nice way to explore some of these notoriously difficult classics. These games are marked with (+SP) in the list below.

Nintendo Switch Online – NES games (Updated 13/05/2019)

  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Balloon Fight
  • Baseball
  • Blaster Master
  • Blaster Master (+SP)
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Dodge Ball
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon
  • Dr. Mario (+SP)
  • Excitebike
  • Ghosts’n Goblins (+SP)
  • Gradius (+SP)
  • Ice Climber
  • Ice Hockey
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • The Legend of Zelda (+SP)
  • Mario Bros.
  • Metroid (+SP and SP2)
  • Mighty Bomb Jack
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Ninja Gaiden (+SP)
  • Pro Wrestling
  • Punch Out!!
  • River City Ransom
  • Soccer
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Star Soldier
  • Super Dodge Ball
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Tennis
  • TwinBee
  • Wario’s Woods
  • VS Excitebike
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Because the Nintendo Switch is a region-free device, it’s also easy to get access to the Japanese Nintendo Famicom game library. Most of the games are exactly the same, but there are a few exclusive titles, and you can’t beat the wonderful Japanese cover art.

Famicom games - Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online – Additional Famicom Games

  • Adventures of Lolo 2
  • Joy Mech Fight
  • Super Mario USA

Nintendo Switch Online is available with a free one week trial for new subscribers. Monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships are available, along with a family plan that supports up to eight separate Nintendo accounts.


Find out which Nintendo Switch games support online play.

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