Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Games Require Weekly Check-Ins

Be Sure To Keep Your Switch Connected to the Internet

In order to keep playing the 20 classic NES games that come with the Nintendo Switch’s online service at launch, subscribers will have to connect their Switch to the Internet every seven days.

According to an official FAQ, these NES games “can be played for up to seven days without an internet connection.” If you don’t connect your Switch to the Internet after seven days then you can’t play them.

Here’s a list of the 20 NES games that’ll be available at launch on September 18th:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Double Dragon
  • River City Ransom
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Gradius
  • Pro Wrestling
  • Excitebike
  • Yoshi
  • Ice Hockey
  • Baseball

Other classic games such as Metroid and Ninja Gaiden will be added to the catalogue throughout the rest of the year. Nintendo also plans to bring several more NES titles in 2019.

More details about Nintendo Switch Online can be read here.

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