More SEGA Genesis Games Come To Nintendo Switch Online
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball and other Sega Genesis games come to Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo announced this evening that they have three more SEGA Genesis titles coming to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.
Like the Nintendo-based consoles on the subscription service, SEGA has slowly been giving Nintendo titles to add to the retro console for people to play in an ever-growing library (as long as they have the expansion pack to do so).
SEGA Genesis on Nintendo Switch Online
Relive some of the iconic games that defined SEGA Genesis. Today, three additional power-packed games have been added to the SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online library and are playable right now:
Space Harrier II
A celebrated launch title for the Genesis / Mega Drive. In this sequel to the popular 3D shoot-em-up, Harrier takes to the skies once more to defend Fantasy Land from a mysterious invader.
Shining Force II
The second entry in the popular tactical-RPG series, featuring even more strategic combat. Sir Astral’s squire, Bowie, must assemble an army of light from all the world’s races to stop evil from overtaking the land.
Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball
The world’s fastest hedgehog bursts onto the pinball scene in an all-new adventure! In this action pinball game anyone can pick up and enjoy, gather the Chaos Emeralds and save four worlds from Dr. Robotnik.
Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball, Shining Force II, and Space Harrier II
The three games that have been added this month on the Genesis side of things are Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball, Shining Force II, and Space Harrier II.
All three playing like the original ROMs that you got to experience back in the ’90s, cleaned up a bit for the pack, with the usual menu items of being able to create suspend points and reset the game.
We have more info on all three games for you below along with the official teaser trailer for them. But luckily, you won’t need to wait to play them as all three are available right now as soon as you update the Genesis app on your Switch, or jump to the NSO app in the bottom row.
Switch Online Leak Reveals Unreleased NES Titles, Here’s A Look
Tetris, Pac-Man, Mega Man, Castlevania and more!
It’s been an absolutely crazy week for Nintendo Switch Online with a string of leaks and rumours, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In the latest development, footage of unreleased NES games for Switch’s paid subscription service have now surfaced via an online leak.
The catch is that this is a build apparently dating back to October 2019, which means there’s no guarantee Switch Online subscribers will necessarily be seeing these games made available on the NES application in the future.
Nintendo is currently focused on monthly N64 releases, but there’s always a chance it could return its focus to other apps. In February, for example, it surprised fans with the EarthBound games on the NES and SNES services.
Nintendo Switch Online adds Space Harrier II, Shining Force II and Sonic Spinball
Three games have been added to the service’s Mega Drive / Genesis library
Three more games have joined the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis library on Nintendo Switch Online.
The latest additions to the service, which are viewable in the trailer below, are Space Harrier II, Shining Force II and Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball.
The Mega Drive / Genesis library is only available to players who are subscribed to Switch Online’s Expansion Pack tier.
Launched last October, the Switch Online Expansion Pack added Mega Drive / Genesis and Nintendo 64 games to the existing NES and SNES libraries available as part of the standard membership plan.
Finally, Space Harrier 2 will send players flying through the titular Harrier’s “cosmic gate” and into Fantasy Land. Here, they will find that this land has become overcome (once again) by mysterious invaders. Only Harrier can stop them and save the world from these malicious intruders.
So is the Nintendo Switch Online service still worth it? Short answer: yes. Longer answer: it’s worth it for the cloud saves alone. If you really enjoy playing online with friends, it’s also a given, even if the quality of the online multiplayer connections can be a bit shoddy from time to time.
The aptly titled Nintendo Switch Online is comparable to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live in that its primary function is to grant access to online multiplayer. A subscription to the service, however, also nets you a library of select NES and SNES games, and soon-to-be N64 and Sega Genesis games.
Also like PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold, a Nintendo Switch Online subscription includes access to “free” games. Instead of releasing new games on a monthly basis, however, Nintendo Switch Online adds retro titles from legacy Nintendo consoles in batches, in addition to the occasional original game.
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