Nintendo Switch Online April 2019 NES games announced
Nintendo Switch Online subscribers have three more NES classics to look forward to in April. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, and Star Soldier are all coming to the subscription service on April 10.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is, of course, the original Super Mario Bros. 2 that was initially released only in Japan. It is a much harder (and more sadistic) sequel to the original Super Mario Bros., thanks to gameplay twists like poison mushrooms and progress-reversing Warp Zones. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers have been able to play the North American version of Super Mario Bros. 2 as of February.
The Mike Tyson-less Punch-Out!! coming to Nintendo Switch Online this month pits Little Mac against a variety of boxers, from the pitiful Glass Joe to the challenging Mr. Dream. Punch-Out!! requires fast reflexes, especially in fights against folks like Mr. Sandman and Bald Bull, and we’ll see just how hard it is to play the Switch version on modern televisions next week.
Finally, Hudson Soft’s vertically scrolling shooter Star Soldier for the NES rounds out April’s Switch Online games. You’ll battle the evil computer known as Starbrain in your ship, Caesar, across 16 stages.
Nintendo Switch Online costs $19.99 annually or $3.99 per month. The subscription service offers a library Nintendo Entertainment System games, the exclusive Tetris 99, and access to online play. Twitch Prime members can get up to a year’s worth of Nintendo Switch Online for free right now.