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Nintendo expands Switch’s NES offerings with three more classics

A trio of classic NES titles are heading to the Switch as Nintendo further expands it’s subscription-only virtual console.

Retro revisited

Quick, what’s the best part of the new Nintendo online subscription system? I’m betting that responses to that question might be evenly cut between playing online and the NES games. Nintendo’s bonus for gamers who subbed up, the NES virtual console has been ever growing since launch.

Not in leaps and bounds mind you, but drips and drabs. I’m not complaining though, since the games have been good. And this new infusion is actually pretty great. Once again, it’s a selection of three games, but this time Ninja Gaiden headlines.

A favorite from the 8bit era, the home port of Ninja Gaiden is excruciatingly hard. It’s also addictive and looks great (for the NES). Other than that one, fans can also gain access to all the Lolo they can take, and venture into Wario’s Woods.

Here’s what’s hitting the service as of December the 12th:

  • Adventures of Lolo – After the love of his life, Lala, is kidnapped by the devilish King Egger and taken to his haunted castle, our hero, Lolo, sets out to rescue her. The journey is perilous, as the Great Devil’s fortress is guarded by a massive army. But Lolo has a few tricks up his sleeve. Combining clever environmental puzzles with tricky enemies and an engaging style, Adventures of Lolo is a true classic.
  • Ninja Gaiden – Take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa, a rising ninja in his family’s clan who travels to America to seek vengeance for his father’s death. Fight your way through six challenging side-scrolling chapters/14 stages (not including boss battles) while defeating gangs of street thugs, battling evil ninjas and fighting barbarian bosses by using the deadly Dragon Sword, ninja skills and ninja magic.

  • Wario’s Woods – Control Toad as he scrambles along the bottom of the screen picking up monsters and bombs and arranging them vertically, horizontally and diagonally to clear the screen of enemies. This game features several modes of play, such as basic, lesson and time race. If you like puzzle games like Dr. Mario, you will definitely love this one!

As usual too, Nintendo says to expect more NES titles in January, and presumably beyond.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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