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4 new Sega Genesis games come to Nintendo Switch Online

Make your time with these 16-bit classics, gentlemen

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo and Sega brought four new additions to the Sega Genesis lineup for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers on Thursday, including the addition of the infamous Zero Wing, a side-scrolling shoot-’em-up with a notorious English-language translation.

Joining Taoplan’s heavily memed Zero Wing are:

  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Capcom’s 16-bit remakes of the first three Mega Man games for Genesis. Players who complete all three games in Mega Man: The Wily Wars can access Wily Tower, where they’ll face a new boss.
  • Comix Zone, the side-scrolling action game built around comic book panel structure. Play as hero/comic artist/martial arts master Sketch Turner, who finds himself trapped in the comic book world he created and must fight his way out.
  • Target Earth, a run-and-gun shooter in which players take control of Rex and his Assault Suit to save the Earth from enemy Chron cyborgs.

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is the premium tier of Nintendo’s online subscription service, and offers access to online multiplayer for Switch games, a variety of expansions and downloadable content, and a library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games (in addition to NES and Super NES games). With the addition of Comix Zone, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Target Earth, and Zero Wing, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers now have access to 29 Sega Genesis games.

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack costs $49.99 annually for an individual user, and $79.99 annually for a family plan (for up to eight users).

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