Nintendo Switch Online Adds More NES Games – Donkey Kong 3, Wrecking Crew, Plus New Rewind Feature on July 17

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

The Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app is adding both Wrecking Crew and Donkey Kong 3 on July 17th.

Nintendo is also adding a “Rewind” feature to the entire collection of games in the app, which you can use by pressing and holding the ZL + ZR buttons.

Here is an overview of each game, via Nintendo:

  • Donkey Kong 3 – Based on the third game in the enormously popular arcade series, Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong. Armed only with a can of bug spray, Stanley must force Donkey Kong higher and higher into the greenhouse rafters until Donkey Kong is off the screen and the next stage is reached.
  • Wrecking Crew – In the days before Mario and Luigi became sports stars in their downtime from saving the princess, they tried their hands as one-man wrecking crews. With a hammer as their only tool, take control of the brothers and set out to destroy ladders, rip out pipes, knock out walls and detonate explosive devices. But make sure to plan your path of destruction carefully, as each building is designed as its own clever puzzle.

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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