Nintendo Switch Online boosts its retro library to more than 100 games

Nintendo has added five more retro games to its Nintendo Switch Online service. This latest batch of games means the service now offers players access to more than 100 retro Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch.

jznrpg1121d ago

I’ll play Metroid for sure . Love the r music in that game

Inverno1121d ago

In over 4 years! That's impressively unimpressive. On virtual console the list is at 300 plus. Imagine where it would be at now had they brought it over to the Switch instead of abandoning it for a mediocre subscription service.

Outlawzz1121d ago

The catalog sucks tbh lol it's really not anything to celebrate about.

CrimsonWing691121d ago

It’s pretty sh*tty to be honest. I remember loving the VC on the Wii. Like I was happy to buy these retro games. I come on the Switch and barely touch the retro library.

galgor1121d ago

A whole five more games?! Wow! Nintendo, you are really spoiling us. Not.

jamesclark19911120d ago

Forever waiting for Majora's Mask to re-appear :-(

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Nintendo Expands Switch Online's Game Boy Library With Five More Classics

Mega Man's Game Boy series slides onto Nintendo Switch Online today!.

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OtterX6d ago (Edited 6d ago )

This makes me really happy because I own all of the Mega Man collections on Switch, but it always bothered me that they excluded these OG Gameboy titles.

Hopefully they'll add Mega Man Xtreme 1&2 for GBC later on, bc those were also missing from the collections.

H96d ago

5 MegaMan titles at once, now that's some good update, it's time for me to bring out the hopium for a new MegaMan

Sgt_Slaughter6d ago

Maybe this means Mega Man 64 is around the corner, too. Would be a fun addition on top of these.


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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OtterX29d ago (Edited 29d 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.

Profchaos29d 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.

Profchaos29d 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.


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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mastershredder85d ago

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

GoodGuy0985d 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.