Four more games come to Nintendo Switch Online NES & SNES library next week

Nintendo have dusted off another small selection of SNES and NES games to add to the library of 8-bit and 16-bit classics that are made available as to all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The four games will be added to the collection on Wednesday 17th February, next week, with three SNES games and one NES game. Now, at this point, you’re probably thinking “Huh, they must be running out of classic games around about now,” and this set isn’t all that likely to change your mind. I know that I haven’t heard of the games on this little list, at the very least…

Here are the four games:

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SNES – Nintendo Switch Online:

  • Doomsday Warrior
  • Psycho Dream
  • Prehistorik Man

NES – Nintendo Switch Online:

  • Fire ‘n Ice

Doomsday Warrior is a 1992 fighting game – released in the wake of Street Fighter II – where you play as defectors from the Doom Squad, a group of fighters under the influence of Main. There’s an interesting character upgrade system where you choose your opponents and can upgrade your characters stats using Ability Points earned after each battle.

Psycho Dream was a Japan exclusive title in which Ryō or Maria battle through 20th century Japan with sword and whip. The game was originally planned for a US release, but it was cancelled before it saw the light of day.

Prehistorik Man (also published under the more dubious title P-Man), is a stone age platformer sequel to Prehistorik 2. The game first game out in 1995, but was ported to Game Boy Advance in 2001 and popped up on DSiWare in 2010.

And Fire ‘n Ice for NES might be better known as Solomon’s Key 2, in which you have to race through levels extinguishing fires by creating and either melting or kicking ice into fires.

So, what’s the verdict? Are these worthwhile additions?

Nintendo Switch Online launched in 2018, as a somewhat controversial paid subscription service for Nintendo’s latest games console. A Switch Online subscription is now required for online gaming on Nintendo Switch, where this was free on the Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and before, but it does significantly undercut the price of PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. In addition to online multiplayer, Switch Online also offers save game backups in the cloud, certain offers and promotions, exclusive games like Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35 and the NES and SNES Classic Games Library, featuring instant access to 86 games. These were previously added on a monthly basis, but since the inclusion of SNES games, Nintendo has shifted to a more irregular release pattern.

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