Nintendo has actually struck a milestone with the ever-growing library of retro games included in its Nintendo Switch Online service. The next batch will take the variety of available video games past 100, with 5 new titles leading to a total of 104.
In keeping with recent type, the current additions are, well, not necessarily smash hit releases. Heres the list:
Caveman Ninja: Joe & & Mac, a prehistoric action video game launched in games and ported to the SNES by Data East in 1991
Magical Drop 2, a 1996 Data East puzzle video game for the SNES that was initially on the Neo Geo but never previously got a Western release
Super Baseball Simulator 1.000, a SNES baseball video game released by Culture Brain in 1991
Spankys Quest, a 1991 SNES action video game by Natsume about a monkey with a magic bubble
So no, still no Earthbound.
Nintendo is, obviously, constrained in what it can release on the service for different factors consisting of licensing issues, and it is cool to see some more unknown titles get highlighted. However its clear that there isnt much left in the NES and SNES pipeline, and it d be a great time for the company to begin considering perhaps carrying on to the N64– particularly now that Super Mario 3D All-Stars (that includes Super Mario 64) has been removed from sale permanently.
Up until that hypothetical possibility transpires, youll be able to play the five new video games when theyre added to the service on May 26th. Nintendo Switch Online costs $3.99 a month or $19.99 a year.
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun, a popular Jaleco NES action video game launched in 1985; it was only ever released in Japan however did come to the Wii Virtual Console around the world in 2007