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Nintendo Switch Online to Add SNES and NES Games - Congo's Caper, Rival Turf!, and Pinball

Nintendo Switch Online to Add SNES and NES Games - Congo's Caper, Rival Turf!, and Pinball - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 May 2022 / 1,810 Views

Nintendo announced it will be adding three games to Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo Entertainment System apps for the Nintendo Switch Online. The SNES games are Congo’s Caper and Rival Turf! and the NES game is Pinball.

In Japan, instead of Congo’s Caper the third game is Umihara Kawase.

View a trailer of the three games below:


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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40 Comments
Darwinianevolution (on 27 May 2022)

This drip feed is pathetic. There is no reason to not have released this titles, or any NES/SNES/N64 titles for that matter, sooner.

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Ljink96 Darwinianevolution (on 27 May 2022)

Honestly. What are you expecting from these consoles? Maybe one day they'll just drop 100 NES and SNES games all of a sudden? lol Most of Nintendo's 1st party library is on these platforms and 3rd parties would rather do their own thing.

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victor83fernandes Ljink96 (on 27 May 2022)

Not sure if you are even aware of what sony and microsoft offer every month for their subscription, free modern games, every month.

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And I bet they don't have emulation issues with their classic libraries.

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deerox CaptainExplosion (on 27 May 2022)

Didn't Nintendo fix those issues?

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CaptainExplosion deerox (on 27 May 2022)

If they knew what they were doing they wouldn't have those issues to begin with.

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Pemalite deerox (on 29 May 2022)

Nintendo still has issues with the N64 emulation.

SNES and NES emulation was pretty great from the start though.

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Ljink96 CaptainExplosion (on 27 May 2022)

PS1 classics on the new service supposedly have issues.

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CaptainExplosion Ljink96 (on 27 May 2022)

Like.....what?

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Ljink96 CaptainExplosion (on 27 May 2022)

Digital Foundry just did a video on it. I recommend watching it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHc9lzVvgCwd your reply...

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Pemalite CaptainExplosion (on 29 May 2022)

Poor frame pacing, poor framerates, exacerbated wobbling of surfaces, in-proper aspect ratios.

Allot of similar mistakes they made with the PS1 classic are on show here.

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Both are full backwards compatible with last gen. No extra money for it no subscription. Xbox even more than that. Switch is not even compatible with wiiu

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Ljink96 victor83fernandes (on 27 May 2022)

Not sure if you are even aware but those services cost way more than Nintendo Switch Online. Three times the amount. Hell, I pay $4 a year for NSO on a family plan. If you don't go family, fine it's $20 a year. PS+ base tier is $60 a year.

Nintendo also has game trials, special offers, etc. as well. They're not as robust as PS+ or Gold but they also don't cost the same.

Nintendo may be greedy, but they aren't stupid. They aren't going to give you free Switch games for a year for $20 (Or in my case, $4). Especially not 1st party games like Sony does. Their games are too valuable to do that. They don't go down to $5 in a bargain bin after a year. Their goal is to make money, not ignore it.

Edit: Basically, you ain't gonna see me complaining when I've paid $12 so far for 3 years of NSO.

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victor83fernandes Ljink96 (on 28 May 2022)

I can’t complain either. It’s free for me. With that said I never use it anyway.

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halil23 Ljink96 (on 28 May 2022)

$4 a year!! How??

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Ljink96 halil23 (on 28 May 2022)

The family plan is $35 a year. It supports 8 people. If you find 7 other people to split the bill with that's about $4 and some change per year.

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halil23 Ljink96 (on 31 May 2022)

Oh that, I'm aware of that. Thought you had some work around to getting massive discounts!!
Cheers

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You are also paying 4x as much on other services.

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They can only release what third parties let them release. Licensed games don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of being on there given all the extra paperwork that would cause. On the NES, I’d be good with Faxandu (Konami and Falcom) and Ultima: Exodus (EA, which has never given anything but shit support to Nintendo in its entire existence).

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axumblade (on 27 May 2022)

I think I enjoyed Pinball way back in the day. It's the game I'm most excited about on this list...which is kinda sad...

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SanAndreasX axumblade (on 27 May 2022)

I got the Arcade Archives version of Pinball. It’s surprisingly improved in graphics and sound as far as NES/VS System games go.

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2zosteven (on 27 May 2022)

can't complain but i will pass.

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You cant complain? So you are not paying any money for the subscription I guess.

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cant complain about the games being added, I just will not play them

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If you are paying a subscription you should complain and demand better games, these games are 30 years old, they could at least give some decent ones.

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JWeinCom (on 27 May 2022)

Wish they'd stop scraping the bottom of the barrel and just give us stuff for other systems.

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Kakadu18 JWeinCom (on 28 May 2022)

Hopefully this holiday we're getting GB and GBA.

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deerox (on 27 May 2022)

Pinball wasn't already on NSO?!

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CaptainExplosion deerox (on 27 May 2022)

I was shocked too, actually.

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SanAndreasX deerox (on 27 May 2022)

The arcade version is a available on Arcade Archives, but the NES version wasn’t.

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Kakadu18 (on 28 May 2022)

Basic games like Pinball should have been there day one.

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Azzanation (on 27 May 2022)

Congo Caper really missed what made the original game amazing. Its not a bad game but nothing memorable like Joe and Mac.

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victor83fernandes (on 27 May 2022)

I get all these games for free, don't even pay a subscription, and I am still not interested. The only game that I honestly enjoyed in there was Streets of rage 2. It aged well. Everything else like mario 64, zelda etc I can just play on 3ds or switch with better graphics.
In fact I'd rather they just ported twilight princess and wind waker HD to the switch, just a port, same graphics, instead of all this nes games that no one cares about.
I guess its more profitable this way, they give you games that no one wants to play, and you guys pay how much? 40 per year? So thats 400 dollars each 10 years per player, not a bad deal for them.

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Kakadu18 victor83fernandes (on 28 May 2022)

It's 20 per year. Them bringing these games to NSO doesn't mean TP HD and WW HD won't come to the Switch. It's not either or.

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victor83fernandes Kakadu18 (on 28 May 2022)

That’s not what it seems. It seems they are skipping those ports and concentrating on the online stuff.

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Kakadu18 victor83fernandes (on 28 May 2022)

How? There's literally no connection between any of these NSO games and any random port.

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rapsuperstar31 (on 27 May 2022)

I haven't played any of these, when I saw pinball I thought it was pinbot for a minute, which would have been cool. All 3 look okay, whenever I sign back up for online I'll give them a try. Hopefully whenever Nintendo does their big Summer direct they finally announce Mario rpg as well as the next dozen N64 games that will come out over the year.

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I've been clamoring for Mario RPG on NSO for ages!!

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CaptainExplosion (on 27 May 2022)

Only one of these games looks to be worth playing. Trust me, I played Rival Turf, it's nothing special.

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