Nintendo Switch Online Games Live

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.6.0 adding an SP version of TwinBee, along with City ConnectionDouble Dragon II: The Revenge, and Volleyball. TwinBee SP begins at Stage 6 at the highest difficulty. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all four titles added below…

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Nintendo Switch Online June Games

Nintendo have announced that the June games for the Nintendo Switch Online service will be City ConnectionDouble Dragon II: The Revenge, and Volleyball, with all three scheduled for release on 12 June. Introduction video added below…

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Nintendo Switch Online Games Live

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.5.0 adding an SP version of Star Soldier, along with Clu Clu Land, Donkey Kong JR., and VS. Excitebike. Star Soldier SP begins at Stage 8 with the Big Star Brain boss battle. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all four titles added below…

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Nintendo Switch Online May Games 

Nintendo have announced that the May games for the Nintendo Switch Online service will be Donkey Kong JR.VS. Excitebike, and Clu Clu Land. I’ll update this post once date and the Japanese line-up are confirmed. Thanks to MondoMega

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Kid Icarus SP Now Available

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.4.0 adding an SP version of Kid Icarus, along with Punch Out!! (Punch Out!! featuring Mr. Dream), Super Mario Bros. 2 (Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels), and Star Soldier.

Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami Sanshu no Shinki Version (Kid Iacrus SP) sees you start the last stage with the Mirror Shield, the Arrow of Light, and the Wings of Pegasus. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all four titles added below…

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April Online Games Announced

Nintendo have announced that the Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online games for April 2019 will be Punch Out!! featuring Mr. Dream, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, (Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan) and Star Soldier. All three titles release on 10 April 2019. Japanese and English trailers added below…


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March Online Games Announced

Nintendo have announced that the Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online games for March 2019 will be Yie Ar KUNG-FU, Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami (Kid Icarus), and Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi (Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light). All three titles release on 13 March 2019. Western titles will be Kid Icarus and StarTropics. Japanese and English trailers added below…

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Blaster Master & Metroid SP Release

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.2.0 adding SP versions of both Blaster Master and Metroid, along with Hoshi no Kirby (Kirby’s Adventure), Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2), and Tsuppari Ozumo which is exclusive to Japan.

Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight Climax Version (Blaster Master SP) starts from AREA 8, and Metroid Samus Aran Saishuu Keitai (Metroid SP) sees Samus Aran in her final form. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all five titles added below…

Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight Climax Version

Metroid Samus Aran Saishuu Keitai

Hoshi no Kirby

Super Mario USA

Tsuppari Ozumo

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February Online Games Announced

Nintendo have announced that the Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online games for February 2019 will be Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2) from Nintendo, Hoshi no Kirby (Kirby’s Adventure) from Nintendo and Tsuppari Ozumo from Koei Tecmo Games. All three games release on 13 February although Tsuppari Ozumo will be Japan exclusive. Japanese and English trailers added below…


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Ninja Gaiden & Ghosts ‘n Goblins SP Release

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.1.0 adding SP versions of both Ninja Ryukenden (Ninja Gaiden) and Makaimura (Ghosts ‘n Goblins), along with Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight (Blaster Master), Link no Bouken (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) and Joy Mech Fight.

Ninja Ryukenden Climax Version (Ninja Gaiden SP) starts from the game’s climax at stage 6-4 and Makaimura Daimaou Made Ato Sukoshi Version (Ghosts ‘n Goblins SP) starts from stage 6 (loop 1) with all weapons equipped. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all five titles added below…

Ninja Ryukenden Climax Version

Makaimura Daimaou Made Ato Sukoshi Version

Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight

Link no Bouken

Joy Mech Fight

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January Online Games Announced

Nintendo have announced that the Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online games for January 2019 will be Joy Mech Fight from Nintendo, Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight (Blaster Master) from Sunsoft and Link no Bouken (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) from Nintendo. All three games release on 16 January (Joy Mech Fight isn’t planned for North America). Japanese and English trailers added below…


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Classics Event Now Live!

The Classics event is now live in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate where Spirits from the Famicom and Famicom Disk System have taken over the Spirit Board. Legend Class Spirits Donkey Kong & Lady, Link and Sukapon will appear for a limited time. Full list of appearing spirts listed below…

Donkey Kong & Lady

Link

Sukapon

Kid Dracula

Diskun

Takamaru

Donkey Kong Jr.

Donbe & Hikari

Balloon Fighter

Excitebike

Condor

Wild Gunman

Stanley

Goku & Chao

Ayumi Tachibana

MONSTER

Hockey Players

Volleyball Player

Mach Rider

Unira

Bubbles

Urban Champion Fighter

Tamagon

Tennis Player

Pitcher & Batter

Eggplant Man

Sidestepper

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Famicom Spirits Event Announced

Nintendo have announced a new Spirits event called ‘Classics!’ (’Atsumare! Famicom no Spirit-tachi’ in Japan) for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning on 4 January for three days with Spirits from the NES, Famicom and Famicom Disk System. Defeat them to get more snacks than usual.

Legend-class spirits Donkey Kong & Lady, Link (The Legend of Zelda), and Sukapon will appear for a limited time. The more you play, the more spirits you’ll get!

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Famicom Rhythm Game Announced

Columbus Circle have announced 8BIT Rhythm Land for releases on the Famicom in February 2019 priced at ¥5,378, and which will be the first rhythm game on the system! Four mini-games are included (Running Girl, Music Baseball, Hades Rhythm and Cosmolien) and 20 chiptune tracks have been recorded. In addition, early purchases will come with a free Soundtrack CD and a Mega Drive version called 16BIT Rhythm Land will also be released! Promo video added below…


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Gradius And Mario Open Golf SP Release

Two more Special versions of games are available on the November update to Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online with Gradius: Stage 5 Saikyou Version (Gradius: Stage 5 and maxed out!) which see splayers begin from stage 5 of 7 with the strongest equipment (Laser instead of Double) and Mario Open Golf: Full Open Version (NES Open Tournament Golf) with full course select including Extra Course (random hall from every course). Please note: the SP golf game is not available outside of Japan. Screenshots added below…

Gradius: Stage 5 Saikyou Version

Mario Open Golf: Full Open Version

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Classic Consoles Sell 10m

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer and Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom system have collectively sold 3.69 million units worldwide by 30 September 2018.

Edit: President Shuntaro Furukawa has since said that the total number is 10 million worldwide!

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