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Nintendo Switch Online has stealthily added two more games to its library of NES titles.

As Nintendo Switch Online updated to Version 2.1.0, Nintendo added the original Blaster Master and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link to the system’s library. We knew those two games were coming from an earlier announcement, but it turns out that Nintendo stuck two additional games into the library during the update: bonus SP versions of Ninja Gaiden and Ghosts ‘n Goblins.

Both of these games come with special qualifiers, starting players not at the beginning of the game, but in special climactic moments later in the game or with special equipment. Ninja Gaiden lets players begin in stage 6-4, right before Ryu’s final fight against the masked devil Jaquio, Guardia de Mieux. Players will jump right into a fight against all three of the demon’s forms. Ghosts ‘n Goblins, meanwhile, starts players in stage 6, equipped with a dagger. Players can try and use the rapid-fire technique and Suspend Points to take down The Great Demon Lord.

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers should find all four games ready to play after the update.

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Nintendo sneaks two more games into Switch Online’s NES library

Four games have just been added to Nintendo Switch Online's library, and two of them are a complete surprise.

By Emma Schaefer | 01/16/2019 12:30 PM PT | Updated 01/16/2019 12:46 PM PT

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Nintendo Switch Online has stealthily added two more games to its library of NES titles.

As Nintendo Switch Online updated to Version 2.1.0, Nintendo added the original Blaster Master and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link to the system’s library. We knew those two games were coming from an earlier announcement, but it turns out that Nintendo stuck two additional games into the library during the update: bonus SP versions of Ninja Gaiden and Ghosts ‘n Goblins.

Both of these games come with special qualifiers, starting players not at the beginning of the game, but in special climactic moments later in the game or with special equipment. Ninja Gaiden lets players begin in stage 6-4, right before Ryu’s final fight against the masked devil Jaquio, Guardia de Mieux. Players will jump right into a fight against all three of the demon’s forms. Ghosts ‘n Goblins, meanwhile, starts players in stage 6, equipped with a dagger. Players can try and use the rapid-fire technique and Suspend Points to take down The Great Demon Lord.

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers should find all four games ready to play after the update.

Read More


About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM