One of the benefits you receive for subscribing to the Nintendo Switch Online service is access to a library of classic NES games, all of which support online play. 20 titles are currently available on the service, with Nintendo promising to add more to the library regularly, and it turns out we won’t have to wait too long for the first new batch of titles to arrive.
Nintendo confirmed on Twitter that three more vintage games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online’s NES library next week, on October 10: Solomon’s Key, Super Dodge Ball, and NES Open Tournament Golf. All three titles will be available in each region.
Solomon’s Key is a puzzle game in which players control a wizard who can conjure up and remove blocks, and they must use that ability to collect the key in each room while avoiding enemies. Super Dodge Ball, as its name suggests, is an NES take on the sport, while NES Open is a spiritual precursor to the Mario Golf series.
If you’re a subscriber to the Nintendo Switch Online service, you’ll be able to download the NES – Nintendo Switch Online app for free from the Eshop or Nintendo’s website. More titles will be added to the library each month. In November, Nintendo will introduce Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee; in December, Wario’s Woods, Ninja Gaiden, and Adventures of Lolo will be added.
As previously mentioned, all NES games on the service support some form of online play, though in traditionally single-player titles like The Legend of Zelda, it’s limited to screen sharing and “passing” control of the game back and forth. However, it might not be readily apparent how to set that up, so we’ve outlined how to play Switch’s NES games online.