The Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch Online has been out for a couple months now, and we are about to get our November 2018 update. This month, they are adding three more games — TwinBee, Mighty Bomb Jack, and Metroid. All will contain the same ability to save your game progress with suspend points and play online with friends. This update will bring the total number of NES games to 26.
If you want some time with these games, you can sign up for a free trial of the Nintendo Switch Online service on your Switch eShop or on Nintendo’s website. If you already have a paid subscription, these games should hit the NES app via a software update on November 14.
Below, you will find a brief explanation of each game along with a quick trailer showcasing each title.
The first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’ home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life-forms known as Metroids. Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creepy tunnels, and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for.
Mighty Bomb Jack
The hero of the game, Jack, must make his way through 16 levels of a pyramid in order to defeat the demon Belzebut and rescue the royal Pamera family. Each level is split into two parts: an action zone and a Royal Palace room. Action zones can be split up into several portions and contain power-ups, such as money bags, Mighty Coins, and Mighty Drinks, usually hidden in treasure chests. However, be careful to not get greedy with collecting too many Mighty Coins or Mighty Drinks.
A hit sensation back in the day, this vertical-scrolling arcade game made its 1986 release on the Famicom in Japan. Guide the spacecrafts, TwinBee and WinBee, as you dodge and destroy waves of aerial and ground enemies to save the island from a ruthless conqueror. In two-player co-op mode, you can combine forces to launch extremely powerful attacks.
The December update is supposed to contain Wario Woods, Ninja Gaiden, and Adventures of Lolo.
[Game descriptions copied from Nintendo’s YouTube video description]
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.