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News New Nintendo Adverts Continue To Pretend That Their Own Voice Chat App Doesn't Exist
Honestly, we'd forgotten about it, too
The latest "Nintendo Switch My Way" adverts, which show off Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Party, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, are part of an ongoing campaign to show a bunch of diverse people playing the Switch in different scenarios. Unlike the recent Super Bowl adver
News Shin Megami Tensei II Is Being Added To Japan's NSO Super Famicom Collection
Experience the second entry in Atlus' RPG series
As usual, Japan's monthly lineup of Switch Online offerings are slightly different from the west. The titles for Japan in February include Psycho Dream, Mario's Super Picross (already available in the west), Solomon's Key 2 (Fire 'n Ice) and the highlight of the lot is Atlus' 1994 Super Famicom JRPG,...
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Four More Titles
Arriving next week
Nintendo has just announced the first batch of SNES and NES games coming to the Switch Online service. All up, we've got a total of four releases. On SNES, we've got Telenet's 2D action-platformer from 1992, Psycho Dream. This game was also exclusive to the Japanese market. In addition to this, is Doomsday Warrior from the same...
News Nintendo Is "Replacing Its Multiplayer Server System" Dating Back To The Wii U And 3DS Era
A long time coming
Let's be real, Nintendo's online service hasn't always been the best. While it's always worked, it has not always necessarily been a completely stable experience across every game. While we won't name any specific titles, you probably already know the ones that haven't run quite as smoothly as others. With this in mind, it seems...
News Nintendo Switch Online Members Get Free Trial Of Dead Cells In Europe Next Week
Free trial goes live on January 26th
There's no denying Dead Cells' success at this point. Having now sold over 3 million copies, we called Motion Twin's action-platformer a "masterclass in excellent roguelike design" when it launched back in 2018, awarding it 9/10 stars. It's seen significant post-launch support ever since and we'd absolutely...
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Five More Titles
Update: And they're live now!
Update (Fri 18th Dec, 2020 09:50 GMT): The five new titles are now available in their respective Nintendo Switch Online apps. You'll need to download the latest updates to access them (version 5.1.0. for the NES Nintendo Switch Online app and version 2.1.0 for the SNES equivalent). Original Story (Tue 15th Dec, 2020...
News These Are The Five Switch Online Games Japan Is Getting This Month
A similar but slightly different line-up
Nintendo, as you've probably seen by now, has announced its Switch Online line-up for the month of December. As usual, Japan gets a similar but also slightly different selection of titles to choose from. While all regions will be receiving Rare's Donkey Kong Country 3 and Jaleco's
News Overcooked 2 Trial Coming To The Nintendo Switch Online Service In Japan
Nintendo is at it again, offering some extra incentives to subscribe to its online service. Members located in Japan will soon be able to download a trial of Overcooked 2 on the Nintendo Switch. This offer will be available from 7th December through to 13th December, and during this period the game will be on sale. Nintendo has...
News Nintendo's New Switch Online App Now Includes Cute Birthday Trivia
Does your birthday match up?
Yesterday saw the launch of a major system update for Nintendo Switch which, among other things, added a brand new Switch Online app to the console's home screen. As it happens, it turns out that this new and improved app now comes with some additional release date trivia if your birthday happens to coincide with the...
Random The NSO Icon On The Switch Home Menu Is Driving Some Users Crazy
"I hate this NSO icon"
Perhaps the biggest part of today's firmware update is the addition of the Nintendo Switch Online hub - which allows subscribers to access all of the online services in one place. As noted in the update patch notes, an NSO icon has also been added to the Switch's Home Menu, and well...not everyone seems to be happy with it. A...
News Nintendo Switch Parental Controls Mobile App Gets Another Minor Update
Bug fixes and more
If you're still one of the Switch owners using the special parental controls mobile app, then it's time for an update. This latest version (1.14.0) adds support for iOS 14, Android 11 and also includes some bug fixes. This is the first update the app has received since July. While it's unknown what exact bugs have been resolved,...
News Rune Factory 4 Online Trial Is Now Live Outside Of Japan
Update: Live in the UK now, too
Update: We can now confirm that this trial is now live in the UK as well. Original Story [Sat 31st Oct, 2020 16:30 GMT]: Rune Factory 5 might be coming out next year, but have you played Rune Factory 4 Special on the Nintendo Switch yet? We praised this definitive version of the game, awarding it nine out of ten...
News Nintendo Extends Overwatch Game Trial Offer To Switch Online Members In The West
Download it now
If you haven't tried out Blizzard's hero shooter Overwatch yet, next week is the perfect chance. Just like Japan, Nintendo will be offering a trial to Switch Online subscribers here in the west. It allows you to try out the full game from 13th - 20th October. There's no word on a sale just yet (like in Japan), but you will be
News Super Mario Bros. 35 Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch
Playable until 31st March 2021
It's now officially the 1st of October and that means Super Mario Bros. 35 is available on the Switch eShop. Super Mario Bros. 35 is a Switch Online battle royale game just like Tetris 99. In other words, you'll need a subscription. You compete against 35 other players to be the last Mario standing, and all you have...
News Hey Dood, NSO Members Can Now Download A Disgaea 5 Game Trial
Play the "full version" until 29th September
At last week's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, NIS America and Nippon Ichi Software lifted the lid on Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny. It's arriving next year in the summer and will be the first entry to use 3D models. Heck yeah, dood! To help people get to know this tactical role-playing series a...
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Four More Titles
Donkey Kong Country 2 and more out today!
Four more classic Nintendo games are now available on the Nintendo Switch Online service. Most noticeably is the addition of Rare's 1995 release Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. The two other games for SNES include Mario's Super Picross by Jupiter (releasing for the first time in the US) and The...
News Nintendo's Switch Online Service Now Has More Than 26 Million Subscribers
"Our consumer base has quickly adopted this service"
During its Corporate Management Briefing for September 2020, Nintendo revealed its online service for the Switch now has over 26 million paid users. Membership numbers have apparently grown alongside hardware sales at a steady pace, and spikes in sign-ups have been promoted by games featuring...
News Nintendo Shares Mario’s Super Picross Tutorial As The Game Arrives On Switch
Appearing for the first time in the US
One of the four new games available on the Nintendo Switch Online service next week is Mario's Super Picross, a puzzle game that launched for the Super Famicom back in 1995. This is actually the first time it's ever appeared in the US; European fans were lucky enough to try it out through the Virtual Console...
News Fire Emblem: Mystery Of The Emblem Joins Japan's Switch Online Service This Month
Access it via the Super Famicom app
Next week, Nintendo is releasing the 1994 Super Famicom title Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem on the Switch Online service in Japan. This is the third entry in Intelligence system's tactical role-playing series and the first one to be released on the Super Famicom. It stars Marth, has never been released...
News Nintendo Switch SNES Controllers Are Back In Stock In "Limited Quantity" (Europe)
Get on it quick!
Update (10th Sep, 2020 15:05 BST): The SNES controllers for Nintendo Switch are available once again in Europe. Nintendo notes that it only has "limited availability", so make sure to act fast if you want one: Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller for Nintendo Switch (£26.99 / 29.99€) Delivery is expected between the...
News Super Mario All-Stars Is Now Available On Nintendo's Switch Online SNES Service
Featuring "enhanced 16-bit graphics"
One of the many Mario announcements during today's Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct was that Super Mario All-Stars would be joining the Nintendo Switch Online SNES library. Well, it's now available! Yep, you'll actually be able to play something right away to celebrate Mario's 35th! It's worth...
News Super Mario Bros. 35 Brings More Battle Royale Madness To Nintendo Switch Online
Last Mario standing
Mario's 35th anniversary got off to a bang today with the announcement of Super Mario Bros. 35 which will drop on Nintendo Switch Online as a digital exclusive on 1st October. Much like the delightful Tetris 99, this will also be a Battle Royale type game. This time only with 35 players, in the game 35 players will compete to be...
News Nintendo Reminds Us The Switch Online Service Now Has Over 80 Classic Games
With "more to come"
The Nintendo of America Twitter account recently uploaded a graphic that provides fans with a full-scale shot of all the NES and SNES games you can play when you subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online in this particular region. It also acts as a reminder that there are now more than 80 playable classics available with "more to...
Guide The 35 SNES Games On Nintendo Switch Online, Ranked By Us
Which Super NES games should you start with?
It took a while but after months of rumours, speculation and player wishes, Nintendo eventually put SNES games on Nintendo Switch back in September last year. Since then it has been adding to the roster of Super NES games on the system. Just like
Guide How To Set Up A Nintendo Switch Online Family Group
Family Membership explained
Nintendo Switch Online has two different membership options: Individual and Family. Individual is ideal for households that only contain a single Nintendo Switch, but those that have two or more will save money by opting for a Family. A Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership costs $19.99 / £17.99 annually, though...
News Switch Online Subscribers Can Play Pokkén Tournament DX For Free Next Week (Japan)
With workarounds for western players
Next week, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in Japan will have the opportunity to check out Pokkén Tournament DX for free for a limited time. The Pokémon brawler is the latest game to be offered as a free experience for subscribers, with the likes of Fire Emblem Warriors,
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Three More Titles
Today, the Nintendo Switch Online service adds Rare's 1994 Super Nintendo classic, Donkey Kong Country. Alongside this is the arrival of the SNES title Natsume Championship Wrestling (originally released in the same year), and the 1990 Electronic Arts NES title, The Immortal. Here's the official rundown of each game: Donkey Kong...
News Nintendo Switch Parental Controls Mobile App Gets A Small Update
It still exists
The Switch isn't the only thing that's been updated recently. Nintendo has also released an update for the system's Parental Controls mobile app, designed for Android and iOS devices. According to patch notes via Perfectly Nintendo, Version 1.13.0 addresses a few issues and requires 18MB of free space. Below are the full patch...
News Shin Megami Tensei Is Being Added To Japan's NSO Super Famicom Collection
Gun-Dec is also on the way
We know Donkey Kong Country was just confirmed for the Nintendo Switch Online here in the west, but once again, Japan's monthly line-up seems to be slightly better. Instead of Natsume Championship Wrestling, in its place is the 1992 Super Famicom RPG Shin Megami Tensei by Atlus. Here's the rundown, courtesy of
News Free Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Challenge Pack Available To Switch Online Subscribers
Download it now
Nintendo is offering another Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bonus exclusively to Switch Online subscribers. Spirit Board Challenge Pack 5 - Snipe Your Target includes an assortment of items. Here's exactly what you'll get: All Primaries x10, All Supports x10, Rematch x5, Sluggish Shield x10, and Shield Spacer x10. Keep in mind that you...
News Nintendo's Switch Online Mobile App Just Got Another Minor Update
It still exists
Nintendo's Switch online mobile app is a thing. It can be used to do this and that in games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and in more recent times NookLink - a companion app for Animal Crossing: New Horizons - got added to it, allowing players to scan QR codes and communicate with friends in-game. If you still happen to be making
Poll Rate Your Favourite Nintendo Switch Online SNES Games
Help us rank the 29 SNES games on Nintendo's online sub service
They might have taken a while to arrive, but the library of 29 SNES games available as part of Nintendo's Switch Online subscription service adds considerable value to Switch's online offering for many retro gaming fans. Throw in authentic-feeling wireless controllers that mimic the...
Talking Point Has Animal Crossing Finally Made The Nintendo Switch Online App Worthwhile?
Just don’t lend your phone to Gulliver
A little way into my time with Animal Crossing: New Horizons I was confronted with an ancient relic. No, I’m not talking about a T-Rex skull or a deep-sea dwelling coelacanth – I’m talking about the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. Like many Switch owners, I downloaded it when I first got my...
News Nintendo Expands The Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Four More Titles
Update: Out today!
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...
Reminder Rate Your Favourite Nintendo Switch Online NES Games
Help us rank the 53 NES games on Nintendo's online sub service
Just a quick reminder that there's still time to rate your favourite NES games from those available for Nintendo Switch Online. Only a few hours after this article went live last week, Nintendo announced new additions to the NES and SNES catalogue including Rygar for NES. Naturally,...
News Nintendo Says It Will Continue To Increase The Appeal Of The Switch Online Service
As memberships grow
Nintendo's online service for the Switch might not be everyone's cup of tea, but company president Shuntaro Furukawa previously stated at the start of this year that new members "continue to join" and more than 15 million users have signed up since launch in September 2018. During the company's latest conference call (Fiscal...
News You Can Now Buy Switch NES Controllers At 33% Off For A Limited Time (Europe)
Or as a bundle with a Switch Online membership
If you're yet to pick up the NES controllers designed to be used with the Nintendo Switch, now wouldn't be a bad time to take the plunge. Nintendo has reduced the price of the controllers for a limited time; until 31st May, you can order a pack of two for £33.49, down from their usual price of...
News Switch Online Subscribers Will Soon Get To Play Celeste For Free In Japan
And yes, there's a western workaround
Starting from next week, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in Japan will be able to enjoy Celeste - in its entirety - at no extra charge. The game is the latest to be offered up in a string of free, limited-time releases available to subscribers, which has already included the likes of Fire Emblem Warriors and
Guide Which Nintendo Switch Games Do Not Support Cloud Saves?
All the Switch games you can't back up to the cloud
Cloud saves for Nintendo Switch games were a long overdue addition but the launch of Nintendo Switch Online finally enabled you to back up your save data online. For a portable system that can be easily dropped, stolen or left on the bus, it was arguably an essential feature that should have been...
News Nintendo "Aware" Of Current Network Errors, Says It's Working To Resolve The Issue
Update: The problems seem to have been fixed
Update (Sun 10th May, 2020 5:30 BST): Nintendo's network status page says all servers are operating normally again. Original Story (Sun 10th May, 2020 03:45 BST): Online gaming services have been under pressure for a few months now since countries around the globe have been in lockdown. A number of...
News Claim A Free 7-Day Trial For Switch Online Through My Nintendo Rewards (North America)
Points mean prizes
My Nintendo account holders in North America can currently get their hands a free seven-day trial of Nintendo Switch Online. The offer is live from now until 30th April on the My Nintendo website. To claim the reward, you'll need to hand over 100 Platinum Points (which can easily be amassed at no cost by visiting the site each...
Reminder Get Ready For ARMS In Smash Bros. Ultimate With This Free Online Trial
Play the game until 6th April
During Nintendo's latest mini Direct presentation, it was confirmed the sixth official DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be from ARMS. As fun as this new fighting game was when it originally launched in 2017, not everybody got around to playing it. That's why Nintendo is offering Switch Online members a...
News NookLink Is Now Up And Running On The Nintendo Switch Online App
Link up with New Horizons today
The new Animal Crossing: New Horizons mobile service 'NookLink' is now live on the Nintendo Switch Online app. In case you've forgotten, it allows you to scan in custom design QR Code patterns from the previous games Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. In addition to t
News My Nintendo Offering Seven Day Trial For The Switch Online Service (North America)
Connect with others
If you'd like to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons or something else online and don't want to fork out for a subscription, My Nintendo in North America is currently offering a Nintendo Switch Online seven day trial that can be redeemed for 100 Platinum Points. This reward is redeemable until the end of this month and the code...
News Switch NES Controllers Are Back In Stock With 50% Off (Europe)
Update: Offer now live in Europe
Update (Fri 6th Mar, 2020 11:20 GMT): More stock of the NES controllers for Nintendo Switch are now available in Europe. As before, the price has been slashed by 50%, meaning you can grab a pair for £24.99.
Review Pop'n TwinBee - Konami's Colourful 16-Bit Shmup Shines With Couple Mode Co-op
Colour me glad
The TwinBee series enjoyed relative success in Japan throughout the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Pop’n Twinbee was the sixth game in the series, and the last proper shoot ‘em up entry before Konami took it in a different direction with things like spin-off platformer Rainbow Bell Adventures. Because it was never released in...
Reminder Four Classic SNES And NES Games Have Launched On Switch Today
Two for each system
Just in case you'd forgotten what with all the sudden Animal Crossing Direct excitement, today sees the launch of four new games on Nintendo Switch Online's NES and SNES apps. Pop'n Twinbee and Smash Tennis have now joined
Talking Point Is Nintendo Switch Online Good Value Compared To PlayStation Plus And Xbox Live Gold?
How does Switch Online compare to its rivals?
It's been nearly a year and a half since Nintendo Switch Online was belatedly introduced on Switch and in that time Nintendo has been slowly and surely adding to the value of the service. The growing catalogue of retro classics added to the NES and Super NES game libraries is an obvious highlight, and...
Review Smash Tennis - One Of The Best Sports Games Of The 16-Bit Era
A stroke of genius
There have been plenty of underrated games over the years, but every now and then you get an entire series that hasn’t enjoyed the level of success and attention it deserves. That’s the case with Namco’s Smash Court Tennis franchise, which has consistently served up (ahem) some top-quality arcade-style tennis action, but –...
Reminder Nintendo's Wireless SNES Controllers Are Back In Stock (North America)
Get 'em while you still can
Arguably the best way to experience Nintendo's SNES library on the Switch is with one of the original controllers. Unfortunately, getting hold of one within North America in recent times has been quite tough due to ongoing demand. Now, though, after an update last week, the wireless Super Nintendo controllers designed...