Nintendo Switch Online: new NES games for August revealed

Nintendo Switch Online is the subscription service for owners of, you guessed it, the Nintendo Switch. The portable games console’s snazzy membership club launched properly in September 2018, and, although membership isn’t essential to enjoying the Switch, it does connect you to some pretty cool stuff. 

In terms of pricing, single-user membership to Nintendo Switch Online is priced on the official Nintendo website at £3.49 for one month, £6.99 for three months or £17.99 for a year. There is also an option to spend £31.49 for a family of up to eight members to have access to the service for a year. Alternatively, you can buy a membership through Amazon, which can be a bit cheaper depending on the retail giant’s current pricing fluctuations.

Right now, in fact, Amazon has a very hot deal going on: you can get a year’s worth of free access to Nintendo Switch Online if you sign up for Twitch Prime (a service that is included with Amazon Prime, if you already have that). You can click here for all the details on this deal.

As for perks, members of Nintendo Switch Online can use online multiplayer features on a vast selection of games. They can also make the most of cloud saves and exclusive offers, as well as communicating through voice chat on the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app.

We’d argue, though, that the coolest thing about Nintendo Switch Online is the library of games from the NES era that it allows you to play on your Switch. In this article, we’ll keep tabs on what games are available through Nintendo Switch Online and what’s coming up next…

New NES games on Nintendo Switch Online in August

As Nintendo announced with the following video, Nintendo Switch Online members will get access to Kung-Fu Heroes and Vice: Project Doom on 21 August.

You can watch the video to get a glimpse at those two new games, or read on for Nintendo’s official descriptions of them…

Kung-Fu Heroes

“Monsters have taken Princess Min-Min and the 10 treasures of the land, and the people have fallen into sorrow. Only Kung-Fu Masters Jacky and Lee can save the princess and retrieve the treasures! Their journey will take them to eight different castles filled with hosts of traps and obstacles. Use punches and the Miracle Kick to defeat the enemies. You will need quick wits and lightning reflexes to make it to the last castle!”

Vice: Project Doom

“There exists a group of undercover detectives who dare stand up to the evil in the world… They are known as Vice. Officer Quinn Hart, a member of Vice, is on the case and after the truth. High-speed car chases, action-packed battles employing three types of weapons and a mode with three 3D rail-shooting stages all bring this cyberpunk world to life.”

Nintendo Switch Online games: the full existing library of NES games

Putting those new titles aside for a moment, this is the full library of NES games that were already available through Nintendo Switch Online…

Adventures of Lolo

Balloon Fight


Blaster Master

City Connection

Clu Clu Land

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong 3

Donkey Kong Jr

Double Dragon

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario SP


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon And The Blade Of Light (Japan only)



Gradius SP

Ice Climber

Ice Hockey

Joy Mech Fight (Japan only)

Kid Icarus

Kirby’s Adventure

Mario Bros.


Metroid SP

Mighty Bomb Jack

NES Open Tournament Golf

Ninja Gaiden

Punch Out

Pro Wrestling

River City Ransom


Solomon’s Key

Star Soldier

Star Soldier SP (Japan only)


Super Dodge Ball

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels

Tecmo Bowl


The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda SP



VS. Excitebike

Wario’s Woods

Wrecking Crew

Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Japan only)


Zelda II: The Adventures of Link

And that’s your lot! We’ll keep this article updated as Nintendo adds more NES games to Nintendo Switch Online…

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