Nintendo's coverage of the Switch online service during the latest Direct broadcast briefly summarised what was in store for subscribers. For most parts, it was more of the same. Fortunately, a more detailed FAQ posted on Nintendo's website has shed some light on what exactly users can expect from certain aspects of the service.
As has already been discovered - cloud save files will expire if your subscription runs out. On the very same page, Nintendo explains Switch Online NES games can be played for up to seven days without an internet connection:
Q. Can Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online only be played where I have an active internet connection?
A. Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online can by played for up to seven days without an internet connection. If you are unable to launch Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, then please try connecting to the internet again.
In other words, you'll need to connect to the internet with your Switch at some point each week if you want to keep playing NES games. This serves as a reminder these classic games are linked to a service this time around.
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