Nintendo Switch Online gives subscribers access to a virtual console library of NES and SNES titles. There’s a great selection with new titles added from time to time. It makes me question why I still have the SNES classic, but here we are. These games are only available through the duration of your subscription. Considering how cheap the online service is, that’s hardly an issue.
Today, Nintendo Switch announced three new titles coming for this service on July 15th. One NES title, The Immortal, and two SNES titles Natsume Champion Wrestling and Donkey Kong Country! It’s not hard to guess which of these titles has excited gamers everywhere. Donkey Kong Country is also trending on twitter which is how you know something is hot and no other way.
The Immortal originally released in 1990 for the NES. It’s a linear isometric RPG dark fantasy game about a wizard looking for his mentor in the labyrinth of eternity. The trolls and goblins are at war with each other and are the main encounters of the game. It’s also known for being highly violent with graphic scenes.
Natsume Championship Wrestling released in 1994. This game is based on a converted version of ‘Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling Dash: Sekai Saikyō Tag’ for the Super Famicon. That mouthful is based on Japanese Pro Wrestling. It’s essentially a wrestling game where you try to win the triple crown and become the ultimate wrestler.
Last but not least is the star of this line up. Donkey Kong Country was released in 1994 and developed by the legendary Rareware. It’s a side scrolling platformer with mostly nature back drops. You play as the classic team of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong as you fight to reclaim your banana hoard back from the evil King K Rool and his kremling army. This game is still visually stunning to this day. It’s one of the top selling games for the system.
DKC is extremely fun with challenging platforming challenges and beautiful graphics. The music is extremely atmospheric. Throughout the adventure, you will team up and ride animal companions that add their own twist and fun to the platforming adventure. This game itself is worth the price of admission. The sequel to this game, DKC2 Diddy’s Kong Quest, is in my top ten games of all time, its that good.
Be sure to check these games out on July 15th as well as the rest of the lineup already available now!