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Three More Games Hitting Nintendo Switch Online This Month!

Donkey Kong Country, Natsume Championship Wrestling, and The Immortal will soon be available to play.

Jul 13, 2020

The Nintendo Switch Online service continues to grow. Rather than offering a full library of classic games to purchase on the eShop, Nintendo has opted to offer a Netflix-like service that includes a bunch of their titles with more being added as time goes on. Both the SNES and NES apps are getting new titles, here is what they are.

NES & Super Nintendo - July Game Updates



Donkey Kong Country

One of the most beloved platformers from the Super Nintendo’s library is Donkey Kong Country. For its time, the graphics were revolutionary, and the gameplay is still just as fun today as it was in 1994. The Country series is still going strong today with the release of Tropical Freeze and remains an inspiration for developers with Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair.

Donkey Kong Country - SNESDonkey Kong Country - SNES

Natsume Championship Wrestling

If newer wrestling games aren’t your fancy, its time for a blast from the past! Natsume Championship Wrestling might not feature real famous wrestlers, but that allows you to step into the shoes of your own wrestling federation. This SNES game features 16-bit art, with crowds reacting to the match and the moves are just as bombastic as you’d want to see.

Natsume Championship Wrestling - SNESNatsume Championship Wrestling - SNES

The Immortal

One of EA’s forgotten games from the NES is The Immortal, a top-down fantasy RPG that combines the depth of PC RPGs that tried to bring the Dungeons and Dragons experience to a digital device, with the playability of console games. For an NES game, the animations seen in this game are incredibly well done. There is story dialogue between encounters, and the dungeon environments look more advanced than Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy.

The Immortal - NESThe Immortal - NES

What We Think of Nintendo Switch Online

When the service was first announced, it was unclear how this new system would be better than having a huge amount of games available to buy right away. For these NES and SNES games, the convenience of having all the games available to play at the touch of a button is great, and the games that aren’t as famous can get another spotlight. However, The Virtual Console of Nintendo consoles past had not just SNES and NES games but also N64 on the Wii and Wii U, and Gameboy titles on the 3DS. If The Nintendo Switch Online service wants to compete, it needs these other consoles to be represented in some way. Until then, getting the itch to play Super Mario Bros. 3 and just being able to hop into the game immediately is nice, I would just love to see N64 and even GameCube games make the jump.

Share Your Thoughts

What do you think of this new batch of games? Are you excited to play any of them? Let us know below!


By: Noah Friscopp