Metroid Finally Gets Added to the Switch NES Lineup

Nintendo is keeping good on its promise of adding new NES games to its Nintendo Switch Online app on a regular basis. Next Wednesday on November 14th, subscribers can start playing Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee on their Switch either on their big screen in docked mode or on the go in portable mode.

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These latest additions add to the existing library of NES games on Switch including the new ones that were added last month which included a special edition of The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo called it a souped-up version of the classic game that starts Link with all the items in the game plus a ton of rupees. Other games released alongside it were NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon’s Key, and Super Dodge Ball.

As far as this trio of games goes, the original Metroid is the one most players are looking forward to playing. Originally released in 1986, Metroid introduced the world to bounty hunter Samus Aran and her deadly mission to destroy Mother Brain. It would later be followed up by Metroid II: The Return of Samus on Game Boy and the excellent Super Metroid on SNES.

Mighty Bomb Jack is a platformer released in 1986 by Tecmo that involves Jack making his way through a large pyramid to defeat a demon named Belzebut and rescue the royal Pamera family. TwinBee is a vertical-shooting shoot ’em up and was released for the Family Computer in 1986.

Nintendo Switch Online launched in September which is the big N’s first big jump into having a dedicated online infrastructure for their new machine. Having a subscription — either monthly, three months, or yearly — gives access to the NES games, online play, cloud saves, as well as other perks.

Are you looking forward to playing these classic games? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.