While consumers may have known the upcoming games being added to the Nintendo Entertainment System application on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has released a date to which you will be able to play said games.
On November 14th, Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee will be added to the catalog of games touted within the Nintendo Entertainment System app via Nintendo Switch Online. This will bring the total number of titles available through the service to 26 (not including the Legend of Zelda variation added earlier this fall).
The most notable of the bunch, 1986’s Metroid, will see the series’s first appearance on Nintendo’s hybrid system, ahead of the highly-anticipated Metroid Prime 4. From Nintendo’s release and accompanied video, “the first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’ home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life-forms known as Metroids. Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creep tunnels, and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for.”
Mighty Bomb Jack (1986) focuses on “the hero of the game, Jack, while he makes his way through 16 levels of a pyramid in order to defeat the demon Belzebut and rescue the royal Pamera family. Each level is split into two parts: and action zone and a Royal Palace room. Action zones can be split up into several portions and contain power-ups, such as money bags, Mighty Coins, and Mighty Drinks, usually hidden in treasure chests. However, be careful to not get greedy with collecting too many Mighty Coins or Mighty Drinks.”
Finally, TwinBee is a “vertical-scrolling arcade game that made its 1986 release on the Famicom in Japan. Guide the spacecrafts, TwinBee and WinBee, as you dodge and destroy waves of aerial and ground enemies to save the island from a ruthless conqueror. In two-player co-op mode, you can combine forces to launch extremely powerful attacks.”
For access to these games and the 23 previously released NES games, players must have an active Nintendo Switch Online service, which can be purchased at major retailers or via the Nintendo Switch eShop.
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