Nintendo Switch Online Adds New NES and SNES Games on September 23; Donkey Kong Country 2, Mario’s Super Picross, and More

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Nintendo have announced [1, 2] the next games joining the Nintendo Switch Online catalog of NES and SNES titles; including Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, and Mario’s Super Picross.

Those who buy a Nintendo Switch Online subscription have access to classic NES and SNES games, with the September update adding four more titles. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, Mario’s Super Picross, and The Peace Keepers from the SNES; and S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team from the NES.

The titles will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online on September 23rd. Mario’s Super Picross is of note, having never been released in the US (launching in Japan in 1995).

You can find the announcement trailer, some tips for Mario’s Super Picross, and full rundown (via Business Wire) below.

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  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Kaptain K. Rool and his Kremlings have kidnapped Donkey Kong. Enter Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong, who are ready to brave the seas to save our hairy hero. Diddy Kong’s Cartwheel can sprint him across a distance, while Dixie Kong’s Helicopter Spin will let her float from high places. Play solo or with a friend in eight exciting worlds. All aboard, and let’s set sail!
  • Mario’s Super Picross – Use numbers as clues and chisel away squares to bring a hidden image to the surface, with Mario cheering you on as you progress through the game’s puzzles. You can get a friend in on the excavation too. Two chisels are better than one! This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom system in 1995 and has never been released in the U.S. until now. You can view a video tutorial to help you dive into the game here.
  • The Peace Keepers – The DM Corp is responsible for a new string of troubling incidents. It’s up to Flynn and his crew to rise up and stop them. Progress through each stage by executing on the deep action gameplay and unleashing each character’s unique super attacks. The story changes based on the route you take!


  • S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team– In the year 2029, Supreme Commander Vile Malmort and his army land on Earth, aiming for world domination. Your main objective is to send these alien invaders packing. Blast and fly through relentless enemies and bosses while collecting new weapons, speed boosts and life recoveries. Get ready, soldier. You’re Earth’s only hope.


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Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.