Best Nintendo Switch Online Games: The best online games for co-op and versus multiplayer
Let’s be honest, the main selling point of Nintendo Switch Online is probably the NES games that come bundled in.
There’s no Virtual Console this time around, so you’re reliant on Nintendo leasing you the retro classics rather than letting you buy what you want at any time.
Even so, these games have been lovingly remastered with plenty of pleasingly modern features to let you pause, save, and reload each NES game at any point during play. Not to mention different viewing options if you want that more authentic arcade machine feel.
Actual two-player games here Ice Climbers or Balloon Fight are perfect for a nostalgia trip with your buddies. And even the solo titles – Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and so on – have been updated for more connected play, meaning you can swap between Joy-Con controllers with a friend or enjoy voice chat over the Switch smartphone app while you take a trip down memory lane.
Other NES titles you get at launch include Soccer, Tennis, Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Excitebike, Tecmo Bowl, and Yoshi.
But there’ll be a steady trickle of other games each month for subscribers, which are bound to start including comparatively more recent SNES and N64 games down the line.
Play for: local co-op