Two well known classic titles are making their way to Nintendo Switch Online’s NES App next week, with Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Blaster Master finding a home in the subscription service’s online library. The two titles join an ever growing list of classic Nintendo Entertainment System games available through the Nintendo Switch’s online service, which now spans over 30 entries.
Originally released in January 1987, Zelda II: The Adventures of Link pits players back into the classic fantasy world of Hyrule. Per the eShop‘s description: Known for its drastic change from its predecessor, the Legend of Zelda, the sequel sees Link return to Hyrule to search for the Triforce and to awaken Zelda from an endless sleep. Embark on a quest to find the Triforce of Courage and save Hyrule from ruin. Learn magic spells, talk to people in towns to get clues, collect items to increase your power, and explore six palaces where the underlings of the evil Ganon await you. This sequel to the adventure classic uses a side-scrolling visual engine unique to the series for more technical combat, and it features more in-depth world roaming as Link encounters townsfolk while on his quest.
Released in June 1988, Blaster Master is the story of a normal guy and his epic underground adventure. Per the eShop’s description: Jason, in search of his pet frog named Fred, has fallen down a manhole into a world of danger. Mutant-sized creatures of which the likes he never imagined, await him at every turn. In order to survive, Jason must pair up with an armored combat vehicle codenamed SOPHIA. It’s panic or perish as you blast through an endless maze of tunnels, seeking secret passages for an escape. Destroy the Plutonium Boss and his mutant cronies before these warlords destroy the Earth. Load up your arsenal, and get ready for the final encounter!
New users to the service can get a 7-day free trail of Nintendo Switch’s online service, and receive full access to all games available in the NES App’s catalog, along with Zelda II: The Adventures of Link and Blaster Master starting January 16th.