Update: Here's your friendly reminder that these games are out today!
Original Story [Fri 15th May, 2020 02:05 BST]: It's been quite a while since Nintendo updated its Switch Online service. Fortunately, it's now announced three SNES games and one NES game will be arriving next week, on 20th May.
The three SNES titles include Wild Guns, Operation Logic Bomb, and perhaps the highlight of the lot - Panel de Pon. This is the first time this particular version will be made available in the US. It was originally released on the Super Famicom in 1995 and is better known locally as Tetris Attack. Last of all is the classic side-scrolling, exploration-based NES platformer, Rygar.
Wild Guns – The Kid gang and their army of robots have taken over! Blast your way through villainous outlaws, diabolical robots and towering, screen-filling bosses. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of moves to help you survive the firepower headed your way. You’ll need a sharp eye and quick-on-the-draw reflexes to survive on your own. Or team up with a friend and go out blazing in two-player co-op.
Panel de Pon – As the stack of puzzle pieces rises, think fast to match panels and set off cascading chain reactions and combos. You’ll have to make strategic choices quickly to counteract the relentless competitor attacks from above. A selection of single-player and two-player modes and options provides escalating action and zippy fun. This title originally launched for the Super Famicom in 1995, but this is the first time this version of the game will be available in the U.S. Though this title was never translated into English, it may seem familiar!
Operation Logic Bomb – Agent Logan has been fitted with bioelectronic implants that grant him superior strength, reflexes and analytical abilities. He’s been charged with a mission to save the Subspace Particle Transfer Project. Now it’s up to him to infiltrate, neutralize the intruders and rescue the scientists in a top-down shooter with giant bosses and frenzied action that doesn’t let up.
Rygar– An old legend proclaimed, “When the peaceful land is covered with evil spirits, a brave soldier will be brought to life from the dead.” Luckily, Rygar, the mythical hero from Argus, has arrived in order to defeat the evil king Ligar and his army of dangerous beasts. Join forces with Rygar for a hybrid action-adventure game with a distinct blend of platforming and role-playing elements!
As noted by Nintendo, there are now more than 80 retro games to enjoy between the two libraries. Keep in mind, you'll need access to the NSO service to play these titles. If you don't happen to have a subscription, Nintendo is currently offering an additional seven-day free trial to service.
And finally, here's a look at the games coming to the Japanese Switch Online service in the month of May. Instead of Wild Guns and Operation Logic Bomb, Japan gets Super Punch-Out!! and Journey to Silius - two titles already available here.
What classic games are you looking forward to playing this month? We're asking Nintendo Life readers to help us rank all the NES games available on the service, so feel free to rate your favourites - we'll be reveal ing the results soon.