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Nintendo Switch Online – December’s NES Games

Not a terrible line up, but it could be better.

by Jacob Bukacek

It’s still going to be a little while until Nintendo has a decent library of games available on their Nintendo Switch Online service. They’re adding to it, but progress is slow. For now though, subscribers at least have a few of these games to play around with, and they’ll have a few more starting on December 12; that’s when Nintendo will be adding Wario’s Woods, Ninja Gaiden, and Adventures of Lolo to the Nintendo Switch Online lineup.

Wario’s Woods is very similar to Puyo Pop in that the goal is to clear one’s screen of objects by making matches of three or more. It’s played head to head against either a computer or another player with the loser being decided when at least one column of a player’s screen is filled. Unlike Puyo Pop though, players control Toad as the objects fall and can use him to pick up and rearrange groups of objects. In the past, the second player would have to be in the some room, but online play for these titles is something Nintendo has been advertising about the service, so it’s probably safe to assume that it supports online multiplayer in addition to local.

Adventures of Lolo is perhaps the mos obscure game on this list. It’s a puzzle adventure in which Lolo’s blob-friend Lala is abducted by the evil king “Egger,” and the only way to save her is for Lolo to set out on a journey, an adventure if you will. These adventure’s largely consist of Lolo solving puzzles to open doors and finding clever ways to avoid Egger’s evil army of dudes. It actually doesn’t look all that bad; platforming fans subscribed to this service might just want to give it a try.

Ninja Gaiden on the other hand is a game that really doesn’t need an introduction for anyone that’s been into gaming for any significant length of time. This is the infamously difficult side-scroller in which Ryu Hayabusa made his initial debut. Those that like platformers and would like to try themselves against the original “hardest game ever” can now give a shot through Nintendo Switch Online if they want. This was originally a single-player game and the trailer doesn’t show any multiplayer, so it’s unknown as to whether or not it’s been enhanced to allow for it.

Nintendo Switch Online is offered through Nintendo’s official store, check it out for the full list of features it offers.

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