Nintendo Switch Online Will Get Four New Retro Games In February

Nintendo appears to be giving Nintendo Switch Online owners a pair of SNES games that are making their official U.S. debut this month. First off, the NES and SNES libraries will be getting two games a piece, for a total of four games added to the subscription. The NES games are a pair of titles that fans will be familiar with as you're getting Shadow of the Ninja and Eliminator Boat Duel. The SNES titles, however, are both Sumer Famicom games that were never released in North America and are making their debut. Those two are Pop'n TwinBee and Smash Tennis. All four games will be added to their respective libraries on February 19th. In the meantime, here's some official descriptions and a trailer to show them in action.

Nintendo Switch Online Will Get Two New SNES Titles That Were Japan-Exclusives
Credit: Nintendo

Super NES

  • Pop'n TwinBee – The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in a cute, poppy setting. TwinBee and WinBee hear that the great Dr. Murdock has lost his wits, so they set off to return him to his normal self. This game was originally released in Japan and Europe in 1993, but this will be its first release in the U.S.
  • Smash Tennis – In Smash Tennis, the controls may be simple, but there's plenty of room for skill! With strong shots, weak shots, lobs and eight different court types, you can develop all sorts of approaches, unlocking the deep strategies of tennis. This game was originally released in Japan in 1993 and Europe in 1994, but this will be its first release in the U.S.

NES

  • Shadow of the Ninja – In the midst of disorder and oppression, two shadow warriors rise to the people's cry for help. Choose to play as one of two ninja masters from the Iga clan as they infiltrate enemy front lines. Master tactics of stealth as you acquire additional weapons and power-ups in order to overthrow an evil emperor and destroy his wicked empire, solo or with a friend.
  • Eliminator Boat Duel – In this powerboat racing game, get behind the wheel of one of the fastest machines on the water to earn boatloads of in-game cash. Drivers earn thousands of dollars for competing, and you'll use your winnings to repair and upgrade your boat to push your competitive edge to its maximum. A little aggression goes a long way – just try not to get sunk yourself, or you'll be swimming back to dry land.
Nintendo Switch Online Will Get Two New SNES Titles That Were Japan-Exclusives
Credit: Nintendo

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