The best puzzle game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Panel de Pon, will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online library on May 20, alongside three other games. You may know Panel de Pon by another name; the Super NES game was released as Tetris Attack outside of Japan and featured characters from Yoshi’s Island. Sequels to Panel de Pon were released under the name Puzzle League, including Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Puzzle League and Nintendo DS game Planet Puzzle League.
The Nintendo Switch Online release of Panel de Pon will be the untranslated Japanese release (presumably to avoid the whole Tetris licensing rights issue), but if you’ve never played it, don’t worry, the rules are simple. Panel de Pon is a match-three style game in which you move tiles around to line up colors and create combos. It’s easy to learn and difficult to master, as all good puzzle games should be. It also has great music.
Also coming to the Nintendo Switch Online library on May 20 are Natsume’s Wild Guns (SNES), a Wild West sci-fi shoot-’em-up that’s a certified cult classic; Operation Logic Bomb (SNES), a Jaleco-developed top-down shooter; and Rygar (NES), the side-scrolling adventure from Tecmo that’s a port of the arcade game.
The addition of those four games brings the Nintendo Switch Online classic games library to 82 titles. Access to classic NES and Super NES games on Switch requires an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription. A 12-month individual subscription costs $19.99 (a family plan for up to eight users costs $34.99 for 12 months). You can also subscribe for one month for $3.99, or for three months for $7.99.
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