Nintendo Is Bringing Two SNES Games to the U.S. for the First Time with Nintendo Switch Online

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Nintendo recently announced a few more games that were coming to the Nintendo Switch Online libraries for the NES and SNES. All of these titles will be added to the subscription service on February 19. If you like going back to the days of 8-bit gaming, you’ll be able to enjoy Shadow of the Ninja and Eliminator Boat Duel. I’ve never heard of Eliminator Boat Duel, but from the brief synopsis I was given, it sounds a bit like Burnout but with boats.

  • Shadow of the Ninja – In the midst of disorder and oppression, two shadow warriors rise to the people’s cry for help. Choose to play as one of two ninja masters from the Iga clan as they infiltrate enemy front lines. Master tactics of stealth as you acquire additional weapons and power-ups in order to overthrow an evil emperor and destroy his wicked empire, solo or with a friend.

  • Eliminator Boat Duel – In this powerboat racing game, get behind the wheel of one of the fastest machines on the water to earn boatloads of in-game cash. Drivers earn thousands of dollars for competing, and you’ll use your winnings to repair and upgrade your boat to push your competitive edge to its maximum. A little aggression goes a long way – just try not to get sunk yourself, or you’ll be swimming back to dry land.

If you prefer 16-bit gaming, you’ve hit a proverbial gold mine if you live in the United States. You’ll be able to experience two games that were previously unreleased in the U.S.: Pop’n TwinBee and Smash Tennis. These games were released in Japan and Europe in the early 90s but never made their way over to the U.S. The first is a vertical shooter game and the second sounds like a simple to learn, difficult to master sports game. I’m really excited to give these a try for the first time.

  • Pop’n TwinBee – The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in a cute, poppy setting. TwinBee and WinBee hear that the great Dr. Murdock has lost his wits, so they set off to return him to his normal self. This game was originally released in Japan and Europe in 1993, but this will be its first release in the U.S.

  • Smash Tennis – In Smash Tennis, the controls may be simple, but there’s plenty of room for skill! With strong shots, weak shots, lobs and eight different court types, you can develop all sorts of approaches, unlocking the deep strategies of tennis. This game was originally released in Japan in 1993 and Europe in 1994, but this will be its first release in the U.S.



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