The best, least controversial service that the recently launched Switch Online provides is unlimited access to classic NES titles with added online functionality, and a new trailer has revealed which games Nintendo is adding in the coming months.
Over the next three months, Nintendo is adding nine more classic titles to Switch Online’s library, including a couple that truly live up to the name “classic.”
First off, October will see the addition of puzzle game Solomon’s Key, golf game NES Open, and Dodge Ball.
November will add the original Metroid, shoot ’em up TwinBee, and platformer Mighty Bomb Jack.
Finally, in December, we’ll get the NES version of Wario’s Woods, Adventures of Lolo, and Ninja Gaiden.
In addition to online multiplayer, some classic titles in the Switch Online’s library have added extra multiplayer functionality, like how player two can point out secrets with the Joy-Con’s motion controls in The Legend of Zelda.
Switch Online launched last week, to the chagrin of some fans. Splatoon 2‘s online community lamented the introduction of paid online multiplayer, while modders celebrated how “insanely easy” it is to hack the service and add their own classic ROMs to their personal libraries.
Not all online games require Switch Online to play. Fortnite is famously exempt from forcing players to pay a subscription fee to get online, as are other select third-party titles.