Each month, the NES Online service continues to grow. While we here at NintendoFuse wished it was by more than two or three titles, we are grateful for what we are getting. And we’re also grateful they have not removed any games yet, which was one of the concerns we had back when the service was announced.
This July, we’ll have the ability to play two more NES games: Wrecking Crew and Donkey Kong 3. One was the start of Mario’s career, and the other is the very popular arcade game turned home console classic. This brings the total number of games to 46, not counting all the special editions of the various games.
This service is, of course, available for free to anyone who has purchased the Nintendo Switch Online service and should be updated to include these titles on July 17, 2019.
Below, you will find a quick trailer and a brief explanation of each game.
Wrecking Crew – In the days before Mario and Luigi became sports stars in their downtime from saving the princess, they tried their hands as one-man wrecking crews. With a hammer as their only tool, take control of the brothers and set out to destroy ladders, rip out pipes, knock out walls and detonate explosive devices. But make sure to plan your path of destruction carefully, as each building is designed as its own clever puzzle.
Donkey Kong 3 – Based on the third game in the enormously popular arcade series, Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong. Armed only with a can of bug spray, Stanley must force Donkey Kong higher and higher into the greenhouse rafters until Donkey Kong is off the screen and the next stage is reached.
Which of these three are you most excited to play? Let us know in the comments.
Games coming in the August 2019 update have not yet been released.
[Source: Press Email from Nintendo of America]
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.