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Nintendo Switch Online Needs Some More Work

Nintendo launched their online app for the Switch just last week and players have finally gotten hands on time with it. This app was designed to help players set up lobbies and even do voice chat through mobile devices instead of the console itself to potentially make things simpler for the system overall, but has yet to prove itself to those using it. So far the app is only compatible with Splatoon 2 and while it offers some nice features, some aspects still seem like they have a ways to go before it can be considered a necessity for the Switch.

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PhoenixUp2488d ago

Nintendo's online efforts have needed work since 2002.

Player1242488d ago

Nintendo itself needed work since 2002.

porkChop2488d ago

Yeah. Now tell me something I don't already know.

luis_spartano2488d ago

I'd say it needs much, much more work.

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deathtok2488d ago

I dislike the lack of native voice chat and the friends system could use updates. On the positive, I've had smooth gameplay and I like that I don't get hostile messages from strangers if I have an off-round (which has happened on both Xbox and PlayStation before).

MrSega2488d ago (Edited 2488d ago )

Nintendo of today is Sony of 2006.
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Nintendo Expands Switch Online's Game Boy Library With Three More Classics

"To properly celebrate 35 years of the Game Boy™ system, we have to take it back to year one! Game Boy launched in 1989, and with it arrived classic titles such as Baseball, Alleyway™ and the first Super Mario game available on the system, Super Mario Land™. Today, Nintendo Switch Online members can play all three of these original launch titles as the latest additions to the Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library. All just in time for the system’s 35th anniversary!" - Nintendo

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OtterX7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

FINALLY, Super Mario Land. I actually like this one better than SML2, bc it felt so odd and different. I was absolutely blown away in 1989 being able to play Mario for the first time while on car rides!

My parents recently brought some of my retro stuff from the US over to the EU where I currently live. Man, I forgot how tiny and hard to see the OG gameboy was! haha I appreciate revisiting how I originally used to play these, but I do enjoy especially OG Gameboy and Game Boy Advance releases on NSO bc the portable screen lends well to these games for my aging eyes! I could insert complaints about the drip feed of releases, but I still do appreciate these on the Switch especially w my nice 3rd party Nyxi grips that feel like a proper controller.

Profchaos7d ago

I also just pulled my childhood Gameboy out of storage and picked up a ever drive for it for around 20 dollars.

I feel you with the screen visibility I don't remember it ever being that hard to see I would play in the back of the car under all sorts of lighting unless it was night time I hated road trips that would go into early morning or late night because of it.

There's a ton of mods out there which require little experience to install a backlight into the old DMG Gameboy they are cheap to I'm in two minds about doing it because I don't want to mess with my stock original system but I find it hard to use and I am a sucker for playing games on original hardware. Links awakening on emulator vs the real thing I chose the real thing every time.

Profchaos7d ago

Oh yeah come on super Mario land. I have no idea why it took Nintendo to bring it's Gameboy launch title to the NSO service.

It's not as good as 2 and it's controls are janky even by the time of its release but it's iconic in its own way and the music is so catchy some.of my favourite Gameboy music was from this game just that opening level song is a classic.

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Soapbox: 30 Years Later, Super Metroid's Foreboding Atmosphere Is Still Unmatched

"30 years after its launch, however, Super Metroid for the SNES remains the undisputed king of the franchise in terms of its atmosphere and tone. " - Ollie Reynolds | NintendoLife

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mastershredder63d ago

Castlevania Symphony of the Night says, 'not so fast there, Ollie'.

GoodGuy0963d ago

Fusion did a great job at it. Really love that horror feel with metroid. I mean you are completely alone on alien planets filled with horrific monsters and toxic environments.

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Game Boy's Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, and Dr. Mario to Join Nintendo Switch Online This Week

A few Mario classics are on the way to a Switch near you.

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OtterX73d ago

I'm happy for more GB games, and these are pretty solid titles, but why haven't we gotten the original SMB Land? It may not be considered one of the better Mario platformers, but I still enjoy it and have fond memories of it as one of the first GB games I ever purchased. I can understand us getting SMB Land 2 first, as it's more traditional to the series, but I hope they don't skip part 1 all together.

eagle2172d ago

Super Mario Land is CLASSIC (sold like 18 million...lol). Short but sweet. The main theme music alone is awesome and nostalgic. I have no clue why it wasn't included Day 1 when Game Boy released on NSO.

andy8572d ago

PS and Xbox constantly get berated for their sub services but Nintendo always seem to get a free pass and their service is shocking compared to the others