Nintendo Switch Online Adds More NES Games – Kid Icarus and StarTropics

Nintendo has announced a few more games joining their ongoing roster of classic Nintendo Entertainment System games for Switch.

The service is adding Kid Icarus and StarTropics on March 13th. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the classic games.

Here’s an overview of each game:

  • Kid Icarus – The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle.
  • StarTropics – Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle, who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archaeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island hops using his uncle’s submarine.

The lineup for NES classics on Switch in Japan is a bit different – they added Kid Icarus and Yie Ar Kung-Fu and Fire Emblem.

The Nintendo Switch Online app, which comes with a paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription via the companion app, lets users play classic Nintendo Entertainment System games on the Switch. These games have online play added (where appropriate), so you can play together online, share your screen, and more.

Brandon Orselli

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