Nintendo Has Revealed March NES Games For Switch Online Subscribers

When the Nintendo Switch Online service updates its NES Classic offerings on March 13, be prepared to take on the evil goddess Medusa in Kid Icarus, and then step into the shoes of Mike Jones in StarTropics. On March 13 these two games will join dozens of other Nintendo Entertainment System games on the Nintendo Switch Online platform.

Kid Icarus

The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle.


Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle, who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archaeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island hops using his uncle’s submarine.


Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers who have downloaded the Tetris 99 game will be able to participate in the Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP online tournament that starts March 8 at 5 am PT and will run until March 10 at 11:59 pm PT. During this online event, The top 999 players with the most TETRIS MAXIMUS wins will be notified and will each receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points. Entering this online event requires nothing more than playing Tetris 99 and winning games(you will see TETRIS MAXIMUS on your results screen when you do). More details about this online event can be found by visiting the Tetris 99 website. Tetris 99 is available free to download for Nintendo Switch Online members.

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