Nintendo Switch’s online subscription service which launches later this month includes a couple of free NES games every month to try out, but you’re going to need to connect you Switch to the internet at least once a week to play them. That’s going to be a bit of a pain if you are taking your Switch on holiday.
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online can by played for up to seven days without an internet connection. If you are unable to launch Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, then please try connecting to the internet again.
It’s also been revealed that if your subscription lapses any cloud saves you have will be deleted instantly. Xbox One cloud saves are kept forever, whilst PlayStation Plus cloud saves are kept for six months after your subscription expires. This does mean that if, by accident, you miss a subscription you could lose an awful lot of gaming instantly.
Save data stored with Save Data Cloud cannot be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership. Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online also uses the Save Data Cloud, so the same applies.
That might not be a problem for some players as a raft of games, including Splatoon 2, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee, Dark Souls Remastered, Dead Cells, FIFA 19 and NBA 2K19, will not be using cloud saves as Nintendo are scared of hackers.