Nintendo Online – Subscription will get you access to 20 NES games

Nintendo Online – Subscription will get you access to 20 NES games

8th May 2018 Off By thatretrovideogamer

Nintendo’s Switch subscription launches at some point in September (We’ve been hinted to around the 24th) and will cost £18/€20/$20 for 12 months, £7/€8/$8 for 3 months or £3.49/€4/$4 for a month’s access.

Now bear in mind the costs above are only for one user. For a multi user / family set-up (up to 8 users using the same system) this will set you back a flat rate of £31.49/€35/$35 per year.

This will entitle you to cloud saving for your games, use of the online multiplayer servers (sorry guys, the free run is over – its behind the paywall you go) and access to a special selection of NES hits from the big N’s back catalogue.

As previously announced, the service unlocks access to a library of ‘free’ NES game with added newly-online multiplayer available at launch. These will include:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros. 3

Ten more unannounced games will also be available at launch (Suspect Zelda 2 and SMB2 will make up a couple of the slots), and more will then be added on a regular basis, as well as the ability to watch streams of friends’ games.

Personally, holding back cloud saving and some online multiplayer behind the paywall seems a bit extreme given Sony and Microsoft’s offerings, but I have been advised special offers will be coming to members in addition to the above.

Hopefully Nintendo will take a tip from Steam and Microsoft and offer free taster weekends once the perks become a little bit more tempting…..