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Nintendo Switch Online has these 20 classic NES games

Full lineup announced; nine more announced for the next three months

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Twenty classic NES games will be available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers when the service launches on Tuesday. Nintendo revealed the full lineup today, plus another nine that will join the library between October and December.

Ten were already announced when Nintendo Switch Online was first announced back in May. The 10 games announced today are:

  • Ghosts ’n Goblins
  • Excitebike
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Yoshi
  • Double Dragon
  • Gradius
  • Ice Hockey
  • River City Ransom
  • Pro Wrestling
  • Baseball

They will join Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros. Soccer, Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 3 and Tennis.

More are on the way. Solomon’s Key, NES Open Tournament Golf and Super Dodge Ball arrive in October; Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack and TwinBee launch in November; and Wario’s Woods, Ninja Gaiden and Adventures of Lolo are available in December.

Of the 20 announced for Nintendo Switch Online’s launch, 12 are also also available on the popular NES Classic Edition that launched in 2016 and re-launched this summer. Nintendo says the Nintendo Switch Online versions of these games will feature online multiplayer, including cooperative and competitive play.

The classic NES games are accessible as long as a user maintains their Nintendo Switch Online subscription. This explainer has more on Nintendo Switch Online’s features.